‘What a buffoon:’ Tucker Carlson rips Dr. Fauci for downplaying lockdowns as ‘inconvenient’

He’s had enough. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tore into White House coronavirus taskforce member Dr. Anthony Fauci last night, calling him a “buffoon” and an “oily politician.”

On Friday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host took issue with Fauci’s apparent lack of concern about the suffering that has resulted from the coronavirus lockdowns, which the doctor supports.


“I know it’s difficult, but we are having a lot of suffering, a lot of death,” Fauci said while advocating for a national stay-home order in April. “This is inconvenient from an economic and a personal standpoint — but we just have to do it.” Watch:

After playing the clip for his viewers, Carlson had some harsh words for the infectious diseases expert.

“It’s inconvenient, says Dr. Fauci?” Carlson asked. “Remember when you respected that guy? Remember when he seemed like a legitimate public health expert? We do — he was on this show, we treated him like a physician.”

Carlson followed this up by displaying a photo of Dr. Fauci, taken for the cover of In Style magazine, lounging by a pool.

“Now it’s clear Fauci is another oily politician on an ego trip,” Carlson said. “What a buffoon. But Fauci isn’t suffering during the lockdowns, he’s loving it. Tony Fauci is enjoying the hell out of himself.”

The unfortunate truth of the situation

Carlson went on to contrast the luxurious life and nonchalant attitude of Dr. Fauci with the reality faced by many Americans.

“People are depressed, you see it all around you, they are depressed because they are cut off from one another, depressed because their lives are moving backward,” Carlson said.

Carlson, here, is supported by a report on mental health that was released Friday by the Centers for Disease Contol (CDC). The shocking report revealed that 25 percent of respondents in the 18-24 age range stated that they have contemplated suicide in the last month.

It’s all about the election

Carlson concluded his segment by arguing that those in power are working to divide us. Carlson gave as an example New York City’s recent decision that it will not commemorate 9/11 as usual with twin beams of light, saying:

You know what’s going on? Anything that brings people together, that unites us as a nation, that gives people pride in their country must be stopped. Anything that causes division, fear, panic, anxiety, hatred must be amplified, no matter how many kids kill themselves as a result. There’s an election coming up.

Indeed, it certainly seems that way.

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