International 11 February 2019 WATCH: Fox & Friends presenter: “I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for ten years” Pete Hegseth said he doesn’t believe in germs because “I can’t see them, therefore they are not real.” Getty Pete Hegseth. Not pictured: germs. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Fox & Friends is President Donald Trump's favourite TV show. The president is famously a germophobe, though, so he may not have liked a revealingly gross moment on Sunday in which presenter Pete Hegseth announced, unprompted, that he had not washed his hands “in ten years”. Explaining his grimy decision, Hegseth was pretty on-brand with the show's cavalier attitude toward science and the scientific method: his justification was that, “Germs are not a real thing.” “I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real,” he continued. Watch the video of the segment here: Fox News’ @PeteHegseth admits, unprompted, that he hasn’t washed his hands in 10 years. “Germs are not a real thing,” Pete says. “I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real.” pic.twitter.com/9hsAb9YA9j — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 10, 2019 › What happens if Brexit is delayed until after the European elections? I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!