‘I haven’t washed my hands in 10 years’

Fox & Friends host says he hasn’t washed hands in 10 years ‘Germs are not a real thing — I can’t see them

Fox & Friends host says he hasn’t washed hands in 10 years ‘Germs are not a real thing — I can’t see them

But host Pete Hegseth may now have managed to upset the famously germaphobic president - by revealing that he has not washed his hands in a decade.

"My 2019 resolution is to say things on air that I say off air", Hegseth added.

"I inoculate myself", he continued. And by using the depressingly enormous platform that is Fox News to share this misinformation, he's put us all in a position where we're actually having to have a conversation about the reality of germs and the importance of washing your hands, like we're all back in preschool-preschool in the year 1870. The senior political analyst for Fox News admitted live on air, unprompted that he hasn't washed his hands for ten years. In contrast with Hegseth, Trump is a self-proclaimed "germaphobe" who reportedly has a disdain for handshakes and a passion for frequent hand washing.

One BBC reader, Steve M, said: "I didn't think I would ever say this - I agree with Donald Trump on this!"

The revelation came after co-hosts Ed Henry and Jedediah Bila questioned Hegseth's off-camera consumption of pizza left out afterNational Pizza Day, onSaturday - Newsweek reports. "Therefore they're not real", Mr Hegseth said.

"My dad has that theory too", Bila told him.

Viewers on Twitter chimed in with comments as well.

"P.S. I also support drinking from garden hoses & riding bikes w/o a helmet".

Well, whatever works for you, man.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an extensive list of situations where you should wash your hands on its website, and it includes the vast majority of human day-to-day activities.

According to a CDC fact sheet, "studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu".

Lovely stuff - let's hope Hegseth was joking, eh?

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