The infectious disease expert responded to the Florida governor's call to "grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac."
Given the level of COVID immunity in the population, “the chances of this being an overwhelming rush of cases and hospitalizations is probably low,” he said.
Donald Trump "turned the country over to Fauci," claimed the Florida governor, who's now the ex-president's rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
"Prosecute me for what?" asked Fauci, who has previously referred to the Twitter CEO's attacks as "merely a distraction."
“I have no idea what he’s talking about," the top immunologist told Fox News' Neil Cavuto, adding: "I wish I did."
Elon Musk abruptly dissolved an advisory board that makes Twitter safer to use.
CNN's Erin Burnett described the top immunologist's characterization of the social media platform as "pretty remarkable."
The billionaire has made it easier to spread COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter since taking over and has parroted right-wing conspiracy theorists.
Fauci is retiring this month after 38 years as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“I think you just need to look at the numbers," Fauci said. "We’re still having between 300 and 400 deaths per day.”