MSNBC host gushes over Fauci after emails released: ‘you pass the test very few of us would pass’
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace interviewed Anthony Fauci after his work emails were released showing major discrepancies between his private and public comments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the interview, Wallace asks Fauci about an email pertaining to his public profile and his ability to hold press conferences and accuses the former President of not only keeping information from the public but also of spreading misinformation.
“I wonder if you feel like you’re still making up some of that lost ground from many months under the last administration of not just no information but disinformation being out there. Do you still see some hardness among his supporters around the vaccine or around some of these messages you’re sharing with us today?” Wallace asked.
Fauci responded by saying he doesn’t understand why some people resent him for his work under the last administration stating he did nothing that was “anti-Trump at all.”
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“It was just trying to get the right information. To try and get the right data, and what they didn’t seem to understand, I guess that’s understandable that they didn’t understand that science is a dynamic process. So something that you know in January, you make a recommendation or a comment about it. But as you get more and more information, the information leads you to change. Because that’s what science is,” Fauci said.
“I never said anything derogatory about President Trump,” he added.
Wallace seems to be unaware that the emails in question were Fauci’s work emails, not personal ones when she wraps up the interview and gushes over Fauci’s personal character. “Well the true mark of someone is if they look good even when their personal emails come out, so you passed the test that very few of us would pass,” Wallace tells Fauci.
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Reactions to the cozy interview spread across social media, with one user mocking Wallace by saying “Dr. Fauci, how does it feel to be so incredibly brilliant and noble?”
Another user proclaimed that the “Media is the true enemy of the people!”
Other users doubted whether Wallace actually read the emails considering how soft the interview was.
Earlier this week, over 3,000 of Fauci’s work emails were obtained and published by BuzzFeed News following a Freedo Of Information Act lawsuit. Senator Rand Paul blasted Fauci over major contradictions found in the emails, between his private and public statements regarding the pandemic.
“Can’t wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA emails,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday, then adding “Told you,” with the hashtag #firefauci.