Dr. Anthony Fauci has responded to Elon Musk’s recent broadside against him — despite pledging he would not respond.
What did Musk say?
Over the weekend, Musk ignited a firestorm of controversy when he simultaneously criticized gender pronouns and Dr. Fauci.
“My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” Musk tweeted on Sunday.
\u201cMy pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci\u201d
— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)
Even the White House publicly condemned Musk for his tweet.
“They are disgusting, and they are divorced from reality, and we will continue to call that out and be very clear about that,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Monday. “These [remarks] are incredibly dangerous and should be called out.”
How did Dr. Fauci respond?
Speaking with David Axelrod on his podcast, Fauci condemned Musk for instigating a “cesspool of interaction.”
“I don’t respond to him. I don’t pay any attention to him because that’s merely a distraction,” Fauci told Axelrod. “And if you get drawn into that, and I have to be honest, that cesspool of interaction, it’s — there’s no value added to that. It doesn’t help anything.”
Hear Fauci’s response to Elon Musk’s attacks