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