“Fox and Friends” hosts were shocked by Geraldo Rivera’s blunt assessment of Rudy Giuliani — who had appeared on the show a short time earlier.
President Donald Trump’s attorney spun wild claims about Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine, as the Senate considers impeachment charges involving Giuliani’s own actions there and the president’s pressure scheme against its government, and Rivera expressed shock and alarm.
“I knew him when he was a newly appointed U.S. Attorney, and he became America’s mayor, the most magnificent elected official on Earth,” Rivera said. “To see him deteriorate right before your eyes, I love the guy.”
Co-host Steve Doocy, who had repeatedly tried to cut off Giuliani’s conspiracies while he was sitting in the same chair as Rivera, acted surprised.
“What do you mean?” he said.
Rivera questioned why Giuliani was working in Ukraine as the president’s attorney, instead of a government official
“Why wasn’t he appointed a presidential envoy with an official title to go do a righteous job to probe?” Rivera said. “It bothers me also that he’s hanging out with Lev Parnas, this sleaze bag.”
Doocy pointed out that Giuliani was the godfather to Parnas’ child, but Rivera pressed on.
“I don’t know him, I only know him from what he has done and said apparently for the president and then against the president, he seems to be a treacherous, back-stabbing self-serving con who is trying to avoid jail time,” Rivera said. “He reminds me a lot like Michael Cohen, sleazier than Michael Cohen, Lev Parnas, by association.”
The hosts began looking around nervously at that point.
“What in the world is America’s mayor doing hanging out with a guy like Lev Parnas?” Rivera said.
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt broke in at that point, and said members of the studio audience were reacting negatively to his criticism.
“A lot of the people in the audience aren’t agreeing with you,” she said.
Rivera then turned to address the studio audience.
“I don’t come here for people to agree with me, I come to tell you how I feel from the bottom of my heart,” he said, “and from the bottom of my heart I feel like Rudy Giuliani has been diminished by this entire saga, and I think the more he talks the worse it is for the president of the United States.”
Katie Porter demands resignation of Trump small business chief for enabling ‘abuse’ of Covid-19 relief funds
California Congresswoman Katie Porter is demanding the resignation of the Trump administration's small business chief for enabling "abuse" and "waste" of coronavirus relief funds and refusing to comply with basic government oversight efforts.
Porter's call came after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report last week that it "encountered the most difficulty trying to obtain information from the Small Business Administration (SBA)" during the process of examining the Trump administration's handling of the $650 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
‘We’ve got to get a new guy’: Florida Trump voters lash out at the president as they flee the GOP
In interviews with CNN's Jeff Zeleny, longtime Florida Republicans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 admitted they have no intention of helping him stay in office when they vote in November.
With polls showing the president trailing in the all-important Sunshine State, where seniors preferred Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 21 points last election, the president now finds himself bleeding support from a demographic he desperately needs if he wants to stay in the Oval Office after the first of the year.
According to retired banker John Dudley, 77, he voted for Trump last election and the president promptly "blew it."
Woman behind anti-mask event has also shared image against washing hands amid the COVID-19 pandemic
A woman has inspired an "unmasked shopping event" in Washington state after she was confronted in a grocery store for not wearing a mask. The irate shopper also doesn't appear to be a fan of vaccinations or handwashing.
"You're harassing me," Aubree Stone says in the video, as an employee of the grocery store asks her and her family to leave for refusing to wear a face covering.
"Get away from me and my child," Stone adds. "I cannot believe that you have the gall and the nerve to try and make somebody do something outside of their own will."
"It is a private business, would you like to see the law?" the employee, who identified herself as a manager, responds in the video.