“That’s horrible. I mean that is such a reflection of the craziness that goes on in society,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said in a CNN interview.
“The only thing that I have ever done throughout these two years is to encourage people to practice good public health practices, to get vaccinated, to be careful in public settings, to wear a mask, and for that you have some guy out there saying that people should be giving me a kill shot to ambush me?”
“The guy should be fired on the spot,” he said, though he predicted that he would not be held accountable.
In a speech at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest on Monday in Phoenix, Watters suggested that attendees should film themselves confronting Fauci in public with questions about the root of the pandemic, citing conspiracy theories about how the virus originated.
“Now you go in for the kill shot, the kill shot with an ambush, deadly, because he doesn’t see it coming,” Watters said.
“This is when you say, ‘Dr. Fauci funded dangerous research in an unreliable Chinese lab. It was the same lab that brought this deadly pandemic to the rest of the globe. You know why people don’t trust you, don’t you?’ Boom, he is dead! He’s dead!” He’s done!”
Fauci’s prediction proved accurate. Fox News defended Watters, telling media in a statement that the host’s words were “twisted completely out of context.′
“Based on watching the full clip and reading the entire transcript, it’s more than clear that Jesse Watters was using a metaphor for asking hard-hitting questions,” it said.
Watters established himself as a celebrity doing ambush interviews for Fox News.However, his terminology was something not many in the industry knew.
“I’ve never used, or heard, that term used, and I did my share of ambush interviews as an investigative producer,” Mark Lukasiewicz, dean of Hofstra University’s School of Communication and a longtime journalist at NBC News, told The Associated Press.
Fauci was one of most well-known public health professionals during the pandemic.
Recently, he told Yahoo NewsInterviewer: He said that Fox News personality and anti-vaccine activists often make it more difficult for his family to receive threats.
Lara Logan of Fox Nation was sentenced by Jewish groups last month after it emerged that she had been a Fox Nation host. inexplicably likened FauciJosef Mengele was a Nazi doctor that performed horrendous and fatal experiments on prisoners in concentration camps during World War II.