Fox News’ @PeteHegseth admits, unprompted, that he hasn’t washed his hands in 10 years.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 10, 2019
“Germs are not a real thing,” Pete says. “I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real.” pic.twitter.com/9hsAb9YA9j
On Fox & Friends over the weekend Pete Hegseth told his co-hosts he had not washed his hands in 10 years. He starts off by saying to his co-hosts, “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.”
As co-hosts Henry and Bila laugh, Hegseth continues, “I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing. I can't see them; therefore, they're not real.” Naturally, Twitter exploded in disgust. But Hegseth thought it was clear he was merely joking as did his co-hosts. Hegseth goes on to tell USA Today that his joke was aimed at germaphobes who need to lighten up.
“My half-hearted commentary to the point is, we live in a society where people walk around with bottles of Purell in their pockets, and they sanitize 19,000 times a day as if that’s going to save their life. I take care of myself and all that, but I don’t obsess over everything all the time.”
Thanks to hjalmartazar. :)
ONTD, do you wash your hands?
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