CHRIS HAYES (HOST): I just wonder how you respond to that.
DR. ANTHONY FAUCI (CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT): Well, Chris, I think the response, as with so many people throughout the country and the world are responding to that absolutely preposterous and disgusting comparison that she made. It’s an insult to all of the people who suffered and died under the Nazi regime in the concentration camps. I mean, it’s unconscionable what she said.
Forget about the fact that she was being totally slanderous to me — and as usual, had no idea what she was talking about, saying that it’s as benign as flu. When did ever influenza kill 770,000 Americans? So, 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 she’s talking about. She’s completely incorrect in everything she says.
What I find striking, Chris, is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network, how they can let her say that with no comment and no disciplinary action. I’m astounded by that.