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Tucker Carlson Blasts Fauci: 'An Even Shorter Version of Benito Mussolini'

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Fox News’s Tucker Carlson slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci, suggesting he believes “he’s a deity accountable to no one.”

During his monologue Monday night, Carlson suggested, “Somebody’s gonna write a hilarious novel about this moment.”

“And of course, one of the stars of it will be a nearly 81-year-old bureaucrat who really shouldn’t be driving a car at this point, but who somehow took control of the most powerful country on Earth and then promptly went insane,” he added.

Carlson explained, a few years ago, Fauci was a “conventional public health official.”

He continued, “After two years of being nonstop media adulation, Tony Fauci has morphed into an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini.”

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The Fox News anchor then played a part of Fauci’s interview with CBS. When asked about criticism he has received from lawmakers, Fauci responded, “That’s ok. I’m just gonna do my job. And I’m going to be saving lives and they are gonna by lying.”

He added, “There’s a distinct anti-science flavor to this. So if they get up and criticize science, nobody’s going to know what they’re talking about. But if they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci, well, people can recognize there’s a person there, so it’s easy to criticize. But they’re really criticizing science, because I represent science.”

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Is Fauci "an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini"?

Mocking Fauci, Carlson said, “‘When they criticize me, they’re criticizing science. I am science,’ declares Tony Fauci. ‘Science is me.’ So clearly, something deep inside Tony Fauci has changed. The man now believes he’s a deity accountable to no one.”

Carlson also showed the part of the interview where Fauci responded to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) saying he should be prosecuted.

“I have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted?” Fauci said.

He asked, “What happened on Jan. 6, senator?”

Carlson reacted, arguing, “Wait a second, this is the man in charge of our Covid response. What does January 6 have to do with Covid?”

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