Fox host attacks Dr. Fauci for criticizing Trump: “He's making it very hard for me to listen to him”

Fauci had criticized Trump for pushing hydroxychloroquine -- which was also infamously pushed by Fox

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Citation From the January 22, 2021, edition of Fox News' The Five

SANDRA SMITH (CO-HOST): So Juan, I'll ask you, does this help to do this, this sort of looking-back and blame-game-playing that you are seeing Fauci do? He's an infectious disease expert, noted as one of the top in the world. We listen to him for the science, but then to weigh in politically, and look back at the past administration, is it helpful? 

JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): Well, you know, it seems to me that, you know, even on the bite we just played, where Fauci was wrong, it was March, and Sandra what we saw was the problem -- in terms of Fauci being muzzled by the president and by politics -- went on, you know, what are we in January of 2021? It seems to me like smallball to focus on Fauci saying there's some problem here and it cost lives because right now we've got 400,00 people dead.


JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): I want to talk about Fauci. If Fauci really thought the president of the United States was killing Americans, he should have resigned instead of staying there and trying to be this underground hero and then stabbed the guy in the back the second day after he's down in Florida. I want to like Fauci, he's a scientist, I want to listen to him, but he's making it very hard for me to listen to him. I want my scientists to be talking about science. Every time he opens his mouth, I hear politics. You know, he's throwing out the first pitch, he's sitting for magazine covers with his legs crossed in a little chair by a pool. You know, he sounds like a pundit on CNN.

He was in this administration and told us that the president took early and aggressive action that saved lives -- saved millions of lives with the travel ban -- and the day he went into the Oval and said to shut down the economy, Trump listened and shut it down. And then when he wanted to re-open it, Fauci was on board with re-opening.

The only thing Fauci can do to get back into my good graces is demand that Cuomo open inside dining.