Donald Trump has not only lost the support of a growing number of Republicans led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who may even vote in favor of the President’s impeachment, but now he has also been abandoned by an old friend and internationally respected journalist Geraldo Rivera. The one time contestant on Donald Trump’s TV show The Apprentice and former “best bud” of the President’s is now supporting his impeachment.
Geraldo Rivera released a video on Twitter in which Rivera discussed having a Eureka moment. In it he said” He (Trump) should know history is judging him whether or not he is convicted and removed from office. He should also apologize to the families of those who lost their lives. His actions were inexcusable & undeniable. This time, he did it.”
This was an abrupt change for Rivera who until yesterday was still criticizing the idea of a second impeachment. And not that long ago he was calling on the world to name the new Coronavirus vaccine for Trump.
Giving credit for its development to Donald Trump’s operation warp speed, Rivera said on Fox News at the time, “With the world so divided and everyone telling me, ‘He’s gotta give up’ and ‘Time to leave’ – why not name the vaccine ‘the Trump?’ You know, make it like, ‘Have you got your Trump yet?’ ‘I got my Trump, I’m fine.’ I wish we could honor him in that way, because he is definitely the prime architect of this Operation Warp Speed.”
#DonaldTrump should be Impeached. He should know history is judging him whether or not he is convicted and removed from office. He should also apologize to the families of those who lost their lives. His actions were inexcusable & undeniable. This time, he did it. pic.twitter.com/IAh57UuhI6
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) January 13, 2021
Now Rivera has compared what Trump has done to what President Clinton was impeached for back in 1999 tweeting, “Clinton was impeached for lying about getting a blow job in Oval Office. No one drowned in tidal wave of hypocrisy that followed. 22 years later lit a fuse that exploded in the U.S. Capitol. Unleashed & incited by Trump his mob killed 5, & paralyzed gov’t.”
Rivera described Donald Trump as a loyal friend who truly was “hounded without mercy by Democrats intent on destroying him” from the day on which the President was first elected. But then Rivera added that after Trump lost the election it “made him crazy or revealed a dysfunction I had refused to see. He then unleashed a mob to make war on their own government. 5 (people who died) to their doom.”
The TV personality also criticized the President for refusing to accept any blame “for the insurrection that killed five-including two cops-terrified everyone from VP Pence [to] Speaker Pelosi and defaced our national shrine, the U.S.Capitol.”
As for billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson who passed away yesterday, Geraldo Rivera tweeted “#SheldonAdelson gave a young reporter an exclusive insider tour of his new Venice-themed mega resort over 20 years ago. He was gracious & got a kick showing a young reporter what a million cash dollars look like. Generous, terrific supporter of Israel and US foreign policy. RIP”