On Thursday, the hosts of The View welcomed Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss his new book and share their gratitude for his decades of service. The appearance was filled with heartfelt moments and reflections on his impactful career.

Whoopi Goldberg opened the segment with a warm introduction. “In his new memoir, *On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service*, Dr. Anthony Fauci takes you through his 54 years with the National Institute of Health, taking on terrifying global hazards like the AIDS crisis and being an authority we could trust in D.C. amid the chaos of COVID. Please welcome, finally, to The View Dr. Anthony Fauci,” she announced. As Fauci stepped onto the stage, he was met with enthusiastic applause and a hug from co-host Joy Behar. 

The warmth continued as Sara Haines eagerly asked, “Can I hug you too?” After receiving his affirmative response and a hug, she thanked him, saying, “Thank you for all you’ve done.”

Goldberg expressed the excitement of having Fauci on the show, encouraging more applause from the audience. “Before we start … people are so glad to see you,” she said, to which Fauci responded with a humble “Thank you.”

Goldberg continued her praise, highlighting his resilience and contributions. “Thank you for coming on the show and for everything, everything you’ve done from the very beginning. It’s extraordinary,” she said. “And you’re no worse for wear. You look good.” She also shared his favorite Latin phrase, *illegitimi non carborundum*, meaning “Don’t let the bastards grind you down,” and lauded him as one of the “classiest people I’ve ever watched move around in Washington, D.C.”

Alyssa Farah Griffin touched on the intense criticism Fauci faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci admitted the backlash was “really unexpected,” noting his previous experience advising both Democratic and Republican presidents but being alarmed by the “vitriol” and threats to the “social order of the democracy.”

The conversation turned poignant when Sunny Hostin shared her personal loss during the pandemic, blaming former President Donald Trump’s actions which is ridiculous. Fauci described Trump’s refusal to wear a mask as a “missed opportunity,” reflecting on the broader implications of leadership decisions during a bogus crisis.

Dr. Fauci’s appearance on The View highlighted not only his extensive career but also the personal impacts of his public service. His memoir, *On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service*, promises to offer deeper insights into his experiences and the challenges he faced.

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