Geraldo Rivera escalated his war of words with President Donald Trump in a blistering Tweet over the weekend for the commander-in-chief’s refusal to concede the election.
Rivera argues Trump has done himself a grave disservice by contesting the election results despite the increasingly minute odds of overturning it. He contends Trump should work harder — in his view — to help Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win their runoff elections so that they may build on his legacy.
The Fox News host’s Tweet late Saturday revealed unprecedented frustration with his longtime friend’s post-election actions. Frustration, which has become personal.
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For almost 4 years I’ve supported @realDonaldTrump who was assailed by leftist creeps who conjured the Russia Hoax to wreck his presidency. Nevertheless he prevailed. Sadly he lost a bitterly contested election. Shit happens. However since he has behaved like an entitled frat boy
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) December 27, 2020
The Daily Caller has more:
Rivera, who has long counted the president as a personal friend and supported him in both 2016 and 2020, has said several times in recent weeks that it’s time for Trump to walk away and concede the race to President-elect Joe Biden.
“Clearly Americans are anxious to resolve election anxiety,” Rivera tweeted just before Christmas. “@realDonaldTrump it’s really up to you to recognize reality. You’re a winner-Father of Vaccines-Now be a gracious former president, honor the constitutional process.”
A quarter million viewers of this. Clearly Americans are anxious to resolve election anxiety. @realDonaldTrump it’s really up to you to recognize reality. You’re a winner-Father of Vaccines-Now be a gracious former president, honor the constitutional process. https://t.co/Z1PrPIqfe0
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) December 22, 2020
Rivera also reiterated his exasperation with controversial attorney Sidney Powell, whose post-election accusations prompted the president’s legal team to distance themselves from her.