Fox News Host Defends Biden, Gets Pushback from Viewers

Fox News Host Defends Biden, Gets Pushback from Viewers

( – President’s Day began as a means to observe George Washington’s birthday but has evolved into a holiday to celebrate all US presidents. This year, as many Americans took the time to appreciate the occasion and some even took the day off, President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine. Geraldo Rivera, one of Fox News’s token Liberals, praised the commander-in-chief for the move — and Conservatives immediately lambasted the anchor.

Rivera started the latest snowball tumbling with his February 20 tweet, “Bravo Biden[sic] stand and deliver.” The statement immediately triggered a landslide of pushback. One user asked whether the visit had been a higher priority to the president than East Palestine, Ohio. Another implied that the only development Biden’s visit might deliver would be a nuclear holocaust.

The words of defense came after Biden triggered his own avalanche with a tweet about his visit — and his love for Ukraine — early President’s Day morning. The post was complete with a picture of his lengthy entry in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s guest book. Users were quick to accuse Biden of ignoring domestic issues while pandering to a war that doesn’t appear on its way out anytime soon.

Rivera is no stranger to controversy or questionable choices. In 1986, the anchor hosted a television special, “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults,” during which he opened a sealed container hyped as carrying one of the famous gangster’s treasures. Many Americans still remember the surprise and horror on Rivera’s face when he revealed nothing but empty bottles and dirt. Among his many other blunders, the journalist confused a battle site in Kandahar with Tora Bora in 2001, making a spectacle of himself by reciting the “Lord’s Prayer” at a location he mistakenly believed three Americans had previously died. Later, in 2003, he revealed sensitive military information, including a hand-drawn map indicating the location of an upcoming strike, during a live update on the Iraq war.

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