Geraldo Rivera has been trending on Twitter all day after posting a shirtless photo of himself and then suggesting Donald Trump be let off the hook for any and all crimes he may have committed because it was Thanksgiving last Thursday.
On Saturday, the 79-year-old Fox News personality told his 365K followers: “In the spirit of Thanksgiving, former President Trump should announce that he is no longer a candidate for President; In that same spirit POTUS Biden should announce that Trump is pardoned for any and all federal offenses.”
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, former President Trump should announce that he is no longer a candidate for President;
In that same spirit POTUS Biden should announce that Trump is pardoned for any and all federal offenses.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) November 27, 2022
OK, first… Did Geraldo just admit that the one-term, twice-impeached ex-president who he supported in 2016 and 2020 is a criminal??? We can’t help but wonder how his colleagues and all the other MAGA loyalists at Fox News feel about that.
And second, no. Nobody who incites an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol and steals classified documents from the U.S. government should be pardoned. Not even Donald J. Trump.
Geraldo’s tweet seemed to come out of nowhere and was almost as random as the shirtless photo of himself sipping a piña colada by the poolside at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles he tweeted one day earlier.
Thanksgiving at the Bel Air with sons Cruz and Gabriel, grandsons Vincent and Desmond, Erica and Sol. pic.twitter.com/W549R4Owsa
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) November 25, 2022
Here’s how folx have been responding to his suggestion that Biden pardon Trump for “any and all federal offenses”…
In the spirit of peaceful transition of power, the EX President should have stepped aside when he lost the election. He caused the events of 1/6 and should have been impeached so he would never run again. Senate GOP proved our system of accountability is broken. No pardon.
— WhatEva 💙 (@WhtEva234) November 27, 2022
In the spirit of all that is holy, you should announce that you, not now, not ever, have been a journalist.
— MyHeart&Soul🇺🇲🇮🇱 (@JMHeartAndSoul) November 27, 2022
No. Trump needs to go to federal prison for the rest of his life; so should his grifting children and supporters, and those who tried to overturn a valid election.
— Jane Feldman (@jtfdenver) November 27, 2022
What in hell does the spirit of Thanksgiving have anything to do with pardoning TFG? I’ve never been thankful for him. I’ll only be thankful when he is in jail.
— Go Fuck Yourself (@VehementSack) November 27, 2022
I can’t think of a more ridiculous message to send to future Presidential candidates than telling them that they won’t be held responsible for crimes they commit while in office. That’s the message that is sent by pardoning Trump.
— Fuckface Von Fishstick🇺🇦 (@FfaceVonFstick) November 27, 2022
In the spirit of Christmas, you should announce that you are retiring from public life, and close all of your social media accounts.
It would be a fantastic gift to the American people!
— 🇺🇸 ConstableCurt 🇺🇸💯 (@ConstableCurt) November 27, 2022
In the spirit of no one is above the law, trump needs to serve time for all his crimes…all the way back to the 70s. The man does not deserve a pardon.
— Andie with a bunch of nmbrs after my name (@Andie97917686) November 28, 2022
Why would anyone pardon trump? There is not a soul on this planet more deserving of the most severe penalties for his crimes than trump.
— Mike From Texas (@Sundog512) November 27, 2022
In the spirit of the country trump should be charged with every crime he’s committed. We shouldn’t have one set of laws for us and another for gov officials. POTUS should be held to the highest standards not the lowest. If no one is above the law prove it otherwise stop saying it
— Blue Olive (@Carlynn12) November 27, 2022
So ,in fact, you admit your Golden Cow is a criminal.
— Jan Bigboote’Formerly PissAaron (@BigbooteJan) November 28, 2022