Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday pulled no punches while responding to Fox Nation host Lara Loganâ€™s claim that he â€œrepresentsâ€ infamous Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, aka the â€œAngel of Death.â€
The nationâ€™s top infectious disease expert slammed Loganâ€™s comment as â€œabsolutely preposterous and disgustingâ€ and questioned why she hadnâ€™t been disciplined by the Fox network. Logan has since doubled down on her claim, despite sparking widespread anger.
â€œItâ€™s an insult to all of the people who suffered and died under the Nazi regime in the concentration camp,â€ Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told MSNBCâ€™s Chris Hayes. â€œItâ€™s unconscionable what she said.â€
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â€œForget about the fact that she was being totally slanderous to me and, as usual, had no idea what she was talking about,â€ he continued. â€œSaying that itâ€™s as benign as flu. When did influenza kill 770,000 Americans?â€
â€œSo not only is she being slanderous and disrespectful to so many people who were killed in the concentration camps by Dr. Mengele, but she absolutely has no idea what sheâ€™s talking about,â€ Fauci added. â€œSheâ€™s completely incorrect in everything she says.â€
Fauci, who is no stranger to being attacked from the right, asked why no disciplinary action had been taken against Logan.
â€œWhat I find striking, Chris, is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network,â€ he said. â€œHow they can let her say that with no comment and no disciplinary action? Iâ€™m astounded by that.â€