Geraldo Rivera has been a friend of Donald Trump’s for a long time and he has consistently defended him on Fox News shows, where he is “roving correspondent.” But when Trump told those three progressive Democratic Congresswomen to go back to their own countries, light has finally shown on Geraldo Rivera, a dim bulb if ever there was one.
For some who defended Mr. Trump against charges of racism in the past, this was a turning point. “As much as I have denied it and averted my eyes from it, this latest incident made it impossible,” Geraldo Rivera, a roaming correspondent at large for Fox News and longtime friend, said in an interview.
“My friendship with the president has cost me friendships, it has cost me schisms in the family, my wife and I are constantly at odds about the president,” he added. “I do insist that he’s been treated unfairly. But the unmistakable words, the literal words he said, is an indication that the critics were much more right than I.”
He’s not the only Trump friend who has finally seen the reality that was right in front of their faces all this time. Former short-lived White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci called Trump’s tweets “racist and unacceptable.” Saying that got him disinvited from a Republican fundraiser he was supposed to speak at, which tells you that the GOP as a whole simply doesn’t care about any of this. All they care about is winning elections.