Geraldo Rivera praised President Trump on Friday over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic by likening him to George S. Patton, the late U.S. Army general who commanded American troops during World War II.
Rivera, a former talk-show host, and Fox News contributor admittedly friendly with President Trump, drew parallels between Trump and Patton in a social-media post.
“Trump-haters clearly frustrated that the American people-many of whom did not vote for him-approve of the epic job @realDonaldTrump is doing to mitigate the #coronavirus catastrophe,” Rivera said on Twitter.
“He’s flamboyant & unrestrained, but he’s like General Patton, the right warrior for the fight,” Rivera posted.
Rivera made the comparison as the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to surge.
Rivera also blasted Hillary Clinton for joking about 100,000 americans testing positive for the coronavirus.
“@HillaryClinton obscene joke re 100,000 Americans testing positive reveals much about haters of @realDonaldTrump,” he posted.
“Many, more quietly, share the same effete cynicism-a twisted superiority that would cheer calamity for our country as long as it made @POTUS less re-electable. Shame,” Rivera added.
Trump critics pounced on his handling of the pandemic since the very begining, which the President repeatedly claimed in the past to be “under control.”