Fauci Attempts to Walk Back His Christmas Comments, Claims They Were ‘Misinterpreted’

On Sunday, we reported that during an interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to a question about whether or not we can “gather” for Christmas with the response that “It’s just too soon to tell.”

Yesterday, Fauci attempted to walk back the comments in an interview with CNN, claiming that they were “misinterpreted.”

Fauci told CNN’s Kate Bolduan, “The best way to assure that we’ll be in good shape as we get into the winter would be to get more and more people vaccinated.”

“That was misinterpreted as my saying we can’t spend Christmas with our families, which was absolutely not the case,” Fauci continued.

Fauci added, “I will be spending Christmas with my family, I encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people who are protected, to have a good, normal Christmas with your family.”

Fox News’ Rachel Campos-Duffy responded to the news of Fauci’s attempted walk back and exclaimed, “WHY doesn’t Fauci say he encourages those w/ natural immunity to gather for Christmas – they are FAR safer to be around than the vaccinated!”

“A man who doesn’t acknowledge the science of natural immunity shouldn’t be running our gov’t Covid response!” Campos-Duffy declared.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki didn’t exactly endorse Fauci’s comments at yesterday’s press briefing when asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy about them.

Doocy asked Psaki, “Does the President agree with Dr. Fauci that it’s too soon to tell if we’re going to be able to gather for Christmas?”

Psaki responded by referencing the CDC and said, “We leave it to them if they need to change their guidelines.”