U.S. President Donald Trump talks to holds up his face mask during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump focused on his administration's handling of the global coronavirus pandemic. Poll numbers about his handling of COVID-19 have been falling as cases of deadly virus have spiked across the country. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera criticizes Trump for not wearing a mask: "This disease kills old people!"

"Enough about ‘I have a mask in my pocket.’ Why wasn’t the mask on your face, Mr. President? Enough!”

Brad Reed
October 2, 2020 2:55PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


Fox News' Geraldo Rivera on Friday tore into President Donald Trump for blowing off safety protocols such as wearing a face mask in public.

While on "Fox & Friends," Rivera said that the president's infection with the disease should be a wake-up call for him and others to take the virus more seriously.


While co-host Brian Kilmeade suggested that there could be some upside for Trump if he survives the disease by proving that it's not a big deal, Rivera rejected that line of reasoning and urged the president to get off the campaign trail.

"Take a break, for goodness sake!" he said.

Kilmeade insisted that Trump should stay in contact with Americans by holding virtual rallies over Zoom.


"This disease kills old people, Brian!" Rivera shot back. "I want him to be prudent now. Enough about 'I have a mask in my pocket.' Why wasn't the mask on your face, Mr. President? Enough!"

You can watch the video below via Twitter

Brad Reed


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •