Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out Dr. Anthony Fauci Tuesday evening for “lying about COVID” and failing to answer questions about the virus’s origins following Fauci’s last press briefing at the White House before his retirement.
“When the COVID pandemic began in early 2020, everyone wanted to be Tony Fauci. We did and had him on the show, actually, and then he started lying in ways so obvious that you could not ignore it, you began asking what is this about? The guy in charge of the COVID response is lying about COVID, why?” Carlson said. “He lied about herd immunity, then he lied about masks, then he repeatedly lied about vaccines. You can’t lie if you’re a public health official, but he kept doing it. Today, Tony Fauci, who is now 81, held his last press conference and appropriately enough, he decided to tell one final lie about masks.”
Carlson then noted Fauci, who announced he would step down as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser Aug. 22, claimed that the unvaccinated were the “real danger” when it came to a potential winter spike of COVID. Fauci’s net worth reportedly increased by $5 million during the pandemic.