Geraldo Rivera lumped praise on President Trump late 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.
“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,” Mr. Rivera said on Twitter.
Mr. Rivera, 76, made the comparison as the confirmed number of cases in the U.S. of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, continues to surge.
Discovered in China in late December, the first case of COVID-19 confirmed in the U.S. was reported on January 20. More than 100,000 domestic cases have been documented in the weeks since, including over 1,600 that resulted in death, according to data maintained by Johns Hopkins University.
Critics of the president have since pounced on his handling of the pandemic, which Mr. Trump repeatedly claimed in the past to be “under control.”
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