Fox host says he 'hasn't washed hands in 10 years'

Lester Mason
February 11, 2019

"Fox and Friends" weekend personality Pete Hegseth made a decision to share a little something-something about his personal hygiene habits on Sunday that left some folks - including his co-hosts - a little grossed out. "Pizza Hut lasts for a long time", Hegseth informed his co-hosts.

When Bila and fellow co-host Ed Henry laughed at him he reaffirmed: "I inoculate myself".

Speaking on Fox and Friends, Mr Hegseth said the infectious micro-organisms did not exist because they could not be seen with the naked eye. He set off a social media flurry when he told his co-hosts, "My 2019 resolution is to say things on-air that I say off-air: I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years".

'I don't think I've washed my hands for ten years. "Therefore, they're not real".

Hegseth then took his rant even further arguing his unsanitary habits gave him an immunity against sickness. In contrast with Hegseth, Trump is a self-proclaimed "germaphobe" who reportedly has a disdain for handshakes and a passion for frequent hand washing.

"Look it, these hands look pretty clean to me", Hegseth said, showing off his hands.

But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that handwashing is a vital way to prevent the transmission of disease.


"Someone help me", Bila said.

Bacteria that can be spread by unwashed hands include salmonella and E coli.

The declaration didn't go over well with folks who commented on Hegseth's Twitter timeline, some with this hashtag: #WashYourHands.

Washing hands thoroughly is advised before preparing or eating food, after coughing or sneezing, after changing a diaper, and after using the toilet.

According to a CDC fact sheet, "studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu".

'Ewwwwww! Not something to brag about, ' wrote one.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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