Dan Bongino and Geraldo Rivera engaged in a vicious clash during a dual appearance on Fox News over the president’s decision to eliminate Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani. (Mediaite)
Hannity guest favorites Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino angrily argued over President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week, culminating in a shouting match where Bongino fired back at Rivera by telling him to “Get your head out of your butt!”
“Rivera, who was abruptly canceled from Hannity’s show on Tuesday night when Iran retaliated for Soleimani’s death (“We had Senators and we had Congressmen” Hannity claimed, explaining Geraldo’s bumping), started off by questioning the whole purpose of the US presence in Iraq after 17 years.”
“He picked an unnecessary fight,” Rivera said of the Soleimani strike, noting that the US conducted an airstrike prior to killing the Iranian general that reportedly killed two dozen Iranian militiamen in Iraq. “I don’t know what we are doing there. We don’t need their oil anymore. Let them fight each other and eat each other alive. The Shiites and Sunnis and their multi-thousands of year battle.”
“I’ve got to tell you, Geraldo, I’ve been pretty furious with some of your comments on the network, including on The Five today,” Bongino said. “I haven’t knocked you until I faced you live. But I’ve got to tell you, your comments have been absolutely atrocious.” Bongino to harangue Rivera, implying he didn’t care enough about the hundreds of US casualties in Iraq purportedly caused by a roadside bomb campaign orchestrated by Soleimani and his proxies.
The clash underscores the division among President Trump’s supporters over his decision to kill Soleimani.