Geraldo Rivera Wants To Soothe Trump s Feelings By Naming Vaccine After Him
|The Huffington Post 21 Nov 2020 at 12:29|
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 wasnt 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. #TrumpVaccine https://t.co/Omqvcj9xwA
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: Hes 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; Im 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
But many Twitter users shot down the idea of naming the vaccine after the president.
Good luck with that mustachioed man.
Some were against it for reasons of hypocrisy, since the Pfizer vaccine was developed in part by Muslim immigrants.
If Trump had had his way, the Muslim immigrants who developed the Pfizer vaccine would have been deported in 2017.
Others thought Trump was more of a virus than a cure.
More fitting to name the virus after him. More than a quarter of a million Americans died of the Trump-19 virus before we were able to get rid of him
Some people sensed branding issues should Riveras suggestion actually be adopted.
but you, uh, want people to take it right
Geraldo Rivera suggests naming a COVID-19 vaccine "The Trump." Which is weird because the vaccine is something people actually WANT inside them. With consent. pic.twitter.com/ZXZEmSPjmF