During Monday’s episode of ‘The view, ‘McCain had strong words for Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert overseeing the nation’s COVID-19 response.
Meghan McCain she’s no stranger to causing an uproar by making unpopular statements, and her latest comments about Dr. Anthony Fauci has turned it into a trending topic again.
During Monday’s episode of The viewMcCain had strong words for the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and oversees the country’s response to COVID-19.
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The prominent Republican reacted to a recent CNN interview in which Fauci declined to provide a recommendation on whether vaccinated grandparents can visit their unvaccinated children and grandchildren.
“So I was very frustrated when I saw this clip,” McCain said. The television host then emphasized that she has “respect” for the “tragedy” of the coronavirus pandemic and did not want to appear to “downplay” its devastating impact.
“With that being said,” McCain added, “next week will be a year since we left the studio and I have been very responsible in many different ways as so many Americans have been. And the fact that Dr. Fauci goes to CNN and can’t tell me that if I get vaccinated, I will be able to have dinner with my family.
“It is a terribly inconsistent message and it is still an inconsistent message,” he said.
But it was McCain’s suggestion that Dr. Fauci did not understand science and should be removed from his federal office that seemed to anger some viewers.
“The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of The viewI don’t know when or how I will be able to receive a vaccine because the implementation for my age range and my health is so nebulous that I have no idea when or how I get it, “said McCain.
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He added: “I want to be responsible and obviously wait my turn, but this implementation has been a disaster. And I understand that President Trump can take much of the blame, but now we are in the Biden administration and, for my part, I would like to have something to wait and wait because if receiving the vaccine means that nothing changes and we have to wait a few more years until everyone understands it, there are already a lot of people who don’t get it. “
“So I already forgot about Dr. Fauci,” McCain said. “I think we need more people to give more opinions and I honestly think the Biden administration should remove him and put someone in his place who understands the science or can speak like these other countries about how we can be more like these other places than they are doing this successfully. “
McCain’s remarks were not well received by the public, at least according to reactions on Twitter.
“This is deaf”, tweeted journalist Ernest owens. “I have a better idea. @ABC, fire McCain for his spoiled sense of entitlement. “
Meghan McCain said “The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of The View, don’t know when or how I will be able to get a vaccine” and then asked Dr. Fauci to be fired because of this is tone-deaf.
I have a better idea. @ABC, fire McCain for his spoiled sense of entitlement.
– Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) February 22, 2021
“Does Meghan McCain understand that Fauci is an infectious disease expert / medical advisor and that it is not his job to figure out the logistics surrounding vaccine distribution? (this is a rhetorical question, clearly she doesn’t understand) ”, he said Business Insider policy reporter John haltiwanger.
Media matters Editor in general Parker Molloy wrote, “I hereby propose that Meghan McCain be the last person in the United States allowed to receive the vaccine. What is fair.”
After comments from McCain, co-host Sunny hostin He stepped in to defend Dr. Fauci, saying Trump should be blamed for the country’s pandemic problems, not Fauci.
“Former Disgraced Twice Indicted President Trump Downplayed Science [and] made sure people didn’t follow science … other countries didn’t do that. He politicized the masks, he had these super spreading events. That’s why the Americans died, ”Hostin said.
“I think we should listen to the scientists. I don’t think we should look down on Fauci. I don’t think we should look down on the World Health Organization. I don’t think we should look down on the CDC. If, as Americans, we just follow the science and listen to the leaders in these fields who have dedicated their lives to saving lives, we would be in a much better place. “
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