“She needed to grow up, because she’s acting like a child"

On Saturday, Reiner tweeted out an acerbic response to Weiss. “I’m glad she’s done with it but 3600 Americans died yesterday and over 860k have died in the last 2 years,” he wrote. “Yes you were told that vaccines would bring us out of this but 25% of this country refuse to vax. Grow up.”…

“She needed to grow up, because she’s acting like a child,” Reiner clarified. “When you say you don’t want to play this game anymore, you’re going to take your ball and go home—you’re acting like a child.”

The analyst, also a professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University, expressed little sympathy for Weiss’ Pringles-related sacrifices. “Meanwhile, my colleagues in hospitals all around the country went in to care for people dying from this virus,” he told Acosta. “And continue to do that every single day… And for the first year of this pandemic, they did that without any protection of a vaccine. That’s the sacrifice they made.”

Reiner likened the pandemic-stricken U.S. to a waterlogged, sinking boat, with the race to protect people from the virus part of the effort to bail water out of the vessel. “And now we have people like Bari Weiss basically saying, ‘I’m done. I’m not bailing the water out anymore,’” he said. “And when somebody who is relatively young and relatively healthy says that, what they’re saying is: ‘I’ll be OK if I get this virus. Screw you. Doesn’t matter to me what happens to you.’ That’s the message I get from her.”