Fauci says Jesse Watters should ‘be fired on the spot’ after Fox News host’s ‘kill shot’ comments

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday called out the “crazy” threats made against him by Fox News Channel’s Jesse Watters, saying the conservative provocateur should “be fired on the spot.”

The nation’s top infectious disease doctor, appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” was responding to comments Watters made over the weekend to the conservative, pro-Trump youth group Turning Point USA.

Watters told the group to “ambush” Fauci in the streets and to record a rhetorical “kill shot.”

“That’s horrible. I mean that is such a reflection of the craziness that goes on in society,” Fauci said. “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?”

In his remarks to the far-right youth group, Watters appeared to link Fauci to wild conspiracy theories that connect the respected researcher to alleged biowarfare.

“Now you’re going for the kill shot. The kill shot with an ambush (is) deadly because he doesn’t see it coming,” Watters told the crowd.

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