CNN’s “New Day” co-anchor John Berman interviewed Dr. Fauci on Tuesday, quizzing him on his reaction to Fox News host Jesse Watters’ use of the “kill shot” metaphor during a speech at a Turning Point USA event that called him out over “risky research.”
Berman giddily relayed the story to Fauci as if it was the first time he had heard about it, referring to the Fox News host as an “entertainer.”
“Jesse Watters, who is a Fox News entertainer, was giving a speech to a conservative group where he talked about you and suggested to the crowd that they ambush you with what he said was some kind of rhetorical kill shot. That was his exact word.”
“I’m wondering, you know, how much that concerns you when you hear language like that about you and your well-being?” he asked Fauci, goading his outrage.
Fauci called Watters’ words “horrible,” and hypocritically lamented “that just is such a reflection of the craziness that goes on in society.”