Fox News host Pete Hegseth says he doesn’t wash his hands because germs are ‘not real’

Conrad Duncan@theconradduncan
Monday 11 February 2019 15:15
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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.

Seriously, what?

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:

  • Gravity.
  • Oxygen.
  • The internet.
  • Sound.
  • Atoms.
  • 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

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