Tucker Carlson calls Fauci a ‘shorter version of Benito Mussolini’ who took over the US

Polarizing Fox News host Tucker Carlson has Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, compared to World War II Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini — just hours after his colleague Lara Logan compared the scientist to the Auschwitz doctor at the death camp Josef Mengele.

On Monday’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host argued that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has gone from being a sober official at the start of the pandemic to a megalomaniac answerable to no one.

“After two years of non-stop media followings, Tony Fauci has turned into an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini,” Carlson said.

The talk show host’s claim regarding the size of the two men was a bit disappointing. Fauci is 1.75 meters tall, exactly the same height as the former Italian dictator.

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Tucker Carlson of Fox News argued that Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks he’s ‘a deity answerable to no one’ after two years of ‘non-stop media followers’

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Benito Mussolini stands on a platform as he addresses the workers of a munitions factory in Genoa, Italy, in 1938

Comparing Fauci (left) to Benito Mussolini (right), Carlson said he was “even shorter” than the World War II fascist dictator, even though they were both six feet tall.

Mussolini, who came to power in a coup in 1922, joined fellow fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Spanish general Francisco Franco during World War II. Il Duce was removed from power in 1943 and executed two years later.

Benito Mussolini, the dictator who wanted to revive the Roman Empire

Benito Mussolini, who called himself Il Duce, came to power in a 1922 coup when he led his followers in a march to Rome.

He joined other European fascist leaders, including Adolf Hitler and Spanish General Francisco Franco, and sent troops to fight in the Spanish Civil War that overthrew the 2nd Republic.

Mussolini dreamed of re-founding the Roman Empire and launched a series of conquests in Africa, including that of Ethiopia, which was then uncolonized and ruled by King Haile Sellasie.

The Fascist Air Force used chemical weapons in both Libya and Ethiopia.

Mussolini held out from joining the Axis side in World War II until after the Nazi conquest of France.

His attempt to conquer Greece was a disaster, forcing Germany to send troops to turn the tide to prevent Britain from gaining an Allied base in southern Europe.

Mussolini’s attempt to conquer Egypt from Britain met a similar fate, thrusting Germany into a costly two-and-a-half-year campaign.

When the Allies invaded Italy from North Africa in 1943, Mussolini was quickly ousted as he entered, by a coup d’état, with the new government promptly switching sides in the war.

He was imprisoned at the Campo Imperatore Hotel on the Gran Sasso massif in the central Italian mountains, but was released during a raid by Italian paratroopers at the behest of Hitler himself.

Meanwhile, German troops had invaded northern Italy and Italian Jews, previously spared from the Holocaust, were deported to the Nazi death camps.

Mussolini met his end in the final days of the war when he was captured by communist partisans while trying to flee to neutral Switzerland with his mistress Clara Petacci.

The two were taken to the city of Milan and executed on April 25. Civilians spat and mutilated their bodies before being hung upside down from lampposts.

What sparked Carlson’s swearing at Fauci was an interview the scientist did on Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation, in which he lashed out at his critics on the right, arguing that by publicly attacking him, they were attacking science.

Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan asked Fauci about Republicans critical of his response to the pandemic.

‘That’s no problem. I’m just going to do my job. And I’m going to save lives and they’ll lie,’ Fauci replied. ‘This has a decidedly anti-scientific tinge. So if they stand up and criticize science, no one will know what they’re talking about.

“But if they stand up and really put their bullets on Tony Fauci, well, people can recognize there’s a person there, so it’s easy to criticize. But they really criticize science, because I represent science.’

Carlson seized on Fauci’s comments and mocked him for calling himself in the third person “without even hesitation,” and for equating himself with science.

“It’s clear that something deep inside Tony Fauci has changed,” the TV host told Fox News viewers. “The man now believes he is a deity answerable to no one.”

The main thrust of Carlson’s argument, in light of Fauci’s recent comments, is that President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser is no longer the same “conventional official” who two years earlier “gave careful, accurate answers that suggested deep medical knowledge.” .

“Someday when the fog lifts and art returns, someone is going to write a hilarious novel about this moment,” Carlson said. “One of the stars will be an 80-year-old bureaucrat who shouldn’t be driving a car right now, but somehow took control of the most powerful country on Earth and then promptly went mad.”

Earlier Monday, Carlson’s colleague Lara Logan, the host of Fox Nation’s Lara Logan Has No Agenda, went on Fox New Primetime and compared Fauci to an infamous Nazi.

“This is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who conducted experiments on Jews during World War II and in the concentration camps,” Logan said.

“And I’m talking about people all over the world saying this because the response to COVID, what it’s done to countries everywhere, what it’s done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty — it’s wiped out economies — the level of the suffering caused by this disease is now seen in the cold light, that is, the truth, and people see that there is no justification for what is being done.”

Jewish organizations around the world were quick to condemn Logan, with the Auschwitz memorial in Poland accusing the TV host of “exploiting the tragedy of people who were victims of criminal pseudo-medical experiments at Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, pandemic and people fighting to save lives is a disgrace.’

Fauci gave an interview on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, arguing that those who criticize him are criticizing science.

Fauci gave an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, arguing that those who criticize him are criticizing science.

Carlson claimed the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has turned from a sober civil servant to a megalomaniac

Carlson claimed the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has turned from a sober civil servant to a megalomaniac

Mengele joined the SS of Heinrich Himmler in 1938 and was transferred to Auschwitz in 1943 after serving on the Eastern Front. who would live to work dead.

However, he became much more infamous for conducting gruesome human experiments on camp inmates, including children and twins, in his quest for scientific proof of the superiority of the Aryan race.

At the end of the war, Mengele fled to South America, where he lived in Brazil until his death by drowning in 1979.

Fauci has been relentlessly attacked by Republican politicians for his handling of the pandemic, including his conflicting advice about wearing masks and his support for vaccination mandates.

Senator Tez Cruz, a Republican from Texas, has argued that Fauci should be prosecuted for allegedly lying to Congress about funding research by the National Institutes of Health at a lab in Wuhan, China.

Fox Nation host Lara Logan sparked a storm on Monday when she compared Dr Anthony Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

Fox Nation host Lara Logan sparked a storm on Monday when she compared Dr Anthony Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

During his Face the Nation sit-down, Fauci dismissed Cruz’s claims, saying, “That makes me laugh. Should I be prosecuted? What happened on January 6, Senator?’

Criuz then told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Fauci was “the most dangerous bureaucrat in the history of the country.”

Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky accused the veteran scientist of “absolute hubris” by claiming he represents science.

“It’s astonishing and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to make such a claim, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity,” Paul tweeted.

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