Tucker Carlson’s attack on Anthony Fauci's retirement announcement backfires spectacularly
Fox News' Tucker Carlson weighed in with his opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci's announcement of his retirement -- and his attack appears to have backfired on social media.
On Monday, August 22, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious who has also served as the nation's top infectious disease expert for decades, announced his plan to retire in December of this year.
During his Monday evening broadcast of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," the far-right talk show host wasted no time sharing his reaction. “Imagine the pandemonium at SoulCycle studios across the Northeast this morning when Tony Fauci announced his retirement,” Carlson began.
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“Ugly doesn’t begin to describe it. Picture the chaos, if you can, in the organic chaga aisle at Whole Foods in Brookline. Try to envision the panic and hysteria that must have broken out at espresso bars in Edgartown and Aspen and Santa Monica and Bethesda as thousands of masked ladies in Lululemon discovered, all at once, that the one religious leader they still revered, their own even tinier version of the Dalai Lama, had decided to retreat forever from public life.”
He wasn’t done: “You can picture the carnage, the wailing, the swooning, manicured hands clutched to breasts, then fumbling for Xanax and expensive handbags,” Carlson continued. “Not since the orange man seized the White House in a Russian coup have more 46-year-old Cornell-educated lawyers with weak husbands wept shamelessly in public. There’s not enough rose’ in Napa to quell that pain.”
It didn't take long for Twitter users to fire back with opposing views as they highlighted Carlson's own privileged background. "Tucker pretending he’s Joe Sixpack and not the very preppy, manicured trust fund baby he’s ALWAYS been somehow works on the trailer trash who lap this shit up," one Twitter user tweeted.
Another user chimed in tweeting, "The guy whose family got rich selling us salt and carb loaded frozen 'dinners' is talking about elites like he isn't one."
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"Ok Tucker, I have say you sound like Curly of The Three Stooges when your voice gets high and squeaky," another Twitter user wrote. "I automatically visualize a stooge when you speak."
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\u201cImagine the pandemonium at SoulCycle studios across the Northeast when Tony Fauci announced his retirement. The wailing. The swooning. Manicured hands clutched to breasts, then fumbling for Xanax in expensive handbags.\n\nhttps://t.co/X4ba0szhy8\u201d— Tucker Carlson (@Tucker Carlson) 1661219969
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