White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday shouted down several reporters during Dr. Anthony Fauci’s last press briefing as the chief medical adviser, calling them “disrespectful” before eventually saying “I’m done with you right now.”
After Fauci answered a question about what COVID-19 precautions to take for the holiday season, Daily Caller reporter Diana Glebova attempted to get the infectious disease expert to respond to her question about the origins of the novel coronavirus. (The unproven theory that the virus was engineered and leaked from a Wuhan lab has long been a hot-button issue for right-wing media.)
With the New York Post’s Steven Nelson piggybacking on Glebova’s question, Jean-Pierre quickly jumped in to scold the two journalists. “Hold on, wait! I did not call on you, Steven,” the press secretary exclaimed.