ANTHONY Fauci has been accused of wanting to "be a Kardashian" by The View's Meghan McCain, who mocked the top doc for doing pandemic press.
McCain ripped Fauci during Friday's episode after thousands of his emails were released, showing the disease expect was alerted to the Covid "lab leak" theory he dismissed in interviews last year.
On Friday’s episode of The View, co-host Joy Behar played the doc’s CNN clip and then asked her co-hosts what they think of the Fauci controversy.
During the interview, Fauci claimed to believe that the “origin of the virus is from an animal species to a human,” but acknowledged that he remains open-minded.
While Rachel Lindsay, Ana Navarro, and Sarah Haines all defended the disease expert, McCain criticized the 80-year-old's decisions over the past year and compared him to the Kardashian sisters.
“I don’t think people, who are uncomfortable with celebrities and don’t want to be celebrities, pose on the cover of InStyle magazine and fashion spreads and on the cover of People magazine,” said McCain.
“I’m sorry but if he just wanted to be a scientist, part of the criticism of him going forward was that he clearly wanted to be a Kardashian as well.
“I have a much different take on Dr Fauci, it’s been one of the more controversial things of the past year I’ve done on the show."
McCain continued by saying she doesn’t have full confidence in what Fauci is saying to the public about Covid’s leak and insinuated that there was more to the story.
Her comments come as top Republicans are blasted Fauci for the lengthy email correspondence that was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and published this week by Buzzfeed.
In addition to the email controversy, Fauci is also receiving backlash for the announcement of his new book, with some saying he’s profiting from the pandemic.
While National Geographic Books said in a statement that Fauci will not be earning any royalties from book sales, some believe otherwise.
In addition to the GOP’s ongoing criticism of Fauci, ’s Meghan McCain also had a few words of her own about the doctor.
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