Americans are dealing with Trump possibly forcing the country into a constitutional crisis, but Rivera seems more concerned with helping the president out of the funk that appears to have started after it became obvious that he wasn’t releected.
So earlier this week, Rivera floated a trial balloon on Twitter suggesting Americans honor Trump by referring to the first COVID-19 vaccine that makes it to market as “the Trump.”
If you are really interested in conciliation, and sincerely want everyone to work together to make the next administration a success, why not start with this suggestion: call the first vaccine to market, the Trump. #TrumpVaccinehttps://t.co/Omqvcj9xwA
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) November 17, 2020
Rivera thinks naming the vaccine after Trump would heal a divided nation whose division was exacerbated by the president.
Trump would probably go along with it: He’s already taking credit for the rapid development of multiple vaccines while ignoring the deaths or more than 250,000 Americans from the pandemic.
Rivera tried to pitch the idea to “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning.
“It would be a nice gesture to him, and years from now it would become kind of a generic name. Have you got your Trump yet? I got my Trump; I’m fine. I wish we could honor him in that way.”
To soften the blow of defeat Fox's Geraldo proposes naming the vaccine after Trump. "It would be a nice gesture to him and years from now it would become kind of a generic name. Have you got your trump yet, I got my trump, I'm fine. I wished we could honor him in that way." pic.twitter.com/fM8qwFhxF6
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 20, 2020
But many Twitter users shot down the...