Fox News reporter Peter Doocy—son of Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy—again tried and failed to catch White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki off guard during a press briefing.
Doocy is being mocked online—again—for this latest attempt.
Doocy asked if President Joe Biden would be firing Dr. Anthony Fauci based on documents released by The Intercept. Conspiracy theorists claim they prove the US funded the development of a suped up Coronavirus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology through grants awarded to EcoHealth Alliance.
Dr. Fauci has always adamantly insisted, including while testifying before Congress, the US has never funded gain-of-function research—research that improves an existing virus' deadly capabilities.
Doocy asked if President Biden would now consider firing Dr. Fauci from his position as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases.
"Well, first I would say that NIH has refuted that reporting, and I would point you to that, but let me give you some highlights of that."
"NIH has never funded research that would make the coronavirus more dangerous to humans. There are previous and different coronaviruses than the existing one we're battling."
"And the body of science produced by this research demonstrates that the bat coronavirus' sequences published from that work NIH supported were not the COVID-2 strain. So what he said was correct."
Twitter users were very amused by Psaki's handling of Doocy once again.
It didn't take long for people to start dunking on Doocy too.
Still not able to let it go, Doocy asked Psaki:
"So his job is safe?"
Psaki responded simply: