Fox’s Pete Hegseth Mocked For Bragging That He Hasn’t Washed Hands In 10 Years

Hegseth said over the weekend that he doesn't wash his hands now because "germs are not a real thing"

Fox News host Pete Hegseth is taking quite a bit of online ridicule over comments he made on the air. During Sunday morning’s Fox & Friends, Hegseth told his fellow co-hosts that his New Year’s resolution was to say things on air that he told his colleagues off. And that included revealing his belief that germs do not exist.

“I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years,” the pro-Trump Fox personality said. “Really, I don’t really wash my hands ever.”

He added: “I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them. Therefore, they’re not real.”

As one would expect, it didn’t take long for folks on Twitter to point and laugh at those comments once the clip began making the rounds online. Quite a few folks noted the irony of a man saying he doesn’t wash his hands because he can’t see germs once being considered by President Trump to run the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.