WATCH: Fauci Gives 'Finger Guns' To Liberal Reporter Who Battled Trump During Briefing
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On Monday as the White House press briefing wrapped up, Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared to shoot "finger guns" at ABC reporter John Karl after the reporter gave Fauci a salute as he left the room. Karl and President Trump got into a heated exchange earlier in the press briefing.
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The doctor then does the “finger gun” motion.
Karl appeared to acknowledge the interaction on Twitter, “liking” a tweet from a commentator wondering who Fauci was shooting his finger guns at.
President Trump shredded Karl during the press conference on Monday after the reporter brought up how a government official who worked for the Obama administration had complained about the coronavirus testing.
“You’re a third rate reporter, and what you just said is a disgrace. Ok?” President Trump said to Karl. The president also stated that Karl “will never make it.”
It's unclear if Fauci was showing support for Karl's interaction with President Trump, however some people including Fox News host Tucker Carlson are starting to speak out against the doctor.
During show last Friday, Carlson spoke out against Fauci, stating that he had been consistently wrong about the coronavirus outbreak in America.
"Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force which assists in crafting the U.S. response for combatting the virus," Newsweek reports.
Carlson did admit that Fauci was an "impressive person" however, "That doesn't mean he's never wrong. On the question of the pandemic, Fauci has been wrong repeatedly."
Carlson referred to a January Newsmax interview with Fauci where the doctor said the coronavirus "is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about."
Fauci is now urging states to all enact stay at home orders.
"I don't understand why that's not happening," Fauci said Thursday during an interview with CNN. "If you look at what's going on in this country, I just don't understand why we're not doing that. We really should be."
"More than 10 million Americans have already lost their jobs," Carlson said. "Imagine another year of this. That would be national suicide, and yet, that is what Anthony Fauci is suggesting, at least."
Carlson continued by saying that Fauci was turning a blind eye to the economic devastation because he has "bulletproof job security."
High U.S. unemployment rates, according to Carlson, are "a far bigger disaster than the virus itself by any measure."
"Our response to coronavirus could turn this into a far poorer nation," Carlson said. "Poor countries are unhealthy countries, always and everywhere. In poor countries, people die of treatable diseases. In poor countries, people are far more vulnerable to obscure viruses, like the one we are fighting now. You want to keep Americans from dying before their time? Then don't impoverish them."
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