We know Fox News hosts can have a dismissive view of science.
But we didn’t know it went this far.
Yesterday, Fox & Friends presenter Pete Hegseth made a shocking confession:
My 2019 resolution is to say things on-air that I say off-air… I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years. Really. I don’t really wash my hands.
I inoculate myself… germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real.
I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real.
I don’t think anyone believes Hegseth is one of America’s brightest minds but this is something children can understand.
And he's had the education to know better.
A lot of people pointed out that Hegseth was also considered to head the Department of Veteran Affairs by Donald Trump.
Thankfully, Trump is “very much a germaphobe” in his own words.
Even in the less prestigious role of Fox News host, Hegseth’s views are notably stupid.
And if you’re feeling tempted to believe him, here’s a short list of things you can’t see that are also very real:
- The internet.
- And yes, germs.
Germs are real.
That’s a very good question…
You might be thinking “Maybe he’s just joking,” as MSNBC host Chris Hayes did.
But, how do you explain this tweet doubling down on the #DontWash movement?
Please Pete, if you’re reading this – just wash your hands.
It’s so much better for everyone.
Hegseth might be regretting his New Year's resolution now.
HT: Aaron Rupar