Fox’s Pete Hegseth: Democrats Are ‘Rooting for a Coronavirus to Spread’ to ‘Drag Down’ Trump

Fox’s Pete Hegseth: Democrats Are ‘Rooting for a Coronavirus to Spread’ to ‘Drag Down’ Trump

Fox News’ Pete Hegseth claimed on Friday that Democrats and the media are hoping for the Coronavirus to spread because it will be politically damaging to President Donald Trump. Hegseth was a guest on Fox & Friends ostensibly to discuss a New York Times article criticizing Trump for politicizing the disease.

“You watch the Democrats and the media, you start to feel like they are rooting for a Coronavirus to spread,” Hegseth said. “I don’t say that flippantly.”

Hegseth said that the media and Democrats were ‘rooting for unknown cases, mysteries, quarantines if towns for it  become an absolute national crisis for one reason and one reason alone: they have yet to find a reason to try to drag down the presidency of Donald Trump.’

“And because this could be a national crisis, it already is grabbing international headlines, if it takes hold in the United States of America,” he said.

“Even though it is not the fault of Donald Trump they will try it to pin it to him like his Katrina moment and make it political.”

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.