Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night falsely claimed that infectious disease expert and White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci had “helped create” the coronavirus.
“Here’s the man who helped to create COVID in the first place,” Carlson told his millions of viewers.
Carlson doubled down on the outrageously false claim minutes later when he cited a handful of “breakthrough” cases of vaccinated people still getting infected by the virus.
“They have been telling us for six months that this vaccine is perfect, but clearly, in some cases, it doesn’t always work,” Carlson said. “And that’s not our theory, by the way. Take it from the guy who created COVID.”
Tucker Carlson casually says Dr Fauci "created" Covid (Dr Fauci did not create Covid) pic.twitter.com/QKNH64yiHc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 29, 2021