'I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing'

Sergio Conner
February 12, 2019

"Fox & Friends" weekend host Pete Hegseth said Sunday morning he wanted to live out his 2019 resolution, which is to "say things on-air that I say off-air".

He went on to claim that because he can't see germs, they must not be real.

'Germs are not a real thing. That is when he admitted, "I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years".

Hegseth's thinking is at-odds with science which has long confirmed that germs, and microbes live nearly everywhere: on food, animals, and plants, in the air, and in soil and water and on people's hands.

One BBC reader, Steve M, said: "I didn't think I would ever say this - I agree with Donald Trump on this!" I can't see them. "Therefore they're not real", Hegseth insisted.

"So you're becoming immune to all of the bacteria", Bila replied, rolling her eyes.

'These hands look pretty clean to me, ' he remarked. "Twitter really has come full circle".

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As he made the freakish confession laughs and gasps can be heard off camera - pretty understandably, really.

The 38-year-old made the bold claims after his co-host Jedediah Bila mocked him for eating day-old pizza from Pizza Hut.

So whether Hegseth was joking or not, he didn't make that clear enough to dissuade people who may actually believe what he was saying. "The Country is doing well (as is my health!)", he wrote on Twitter. He also said he supported drinking from hosepipes and riding bikes without a helmet.

Well, whatever works for you, man.

"A single gram of human feces-which is about the weight of a paper clip-can contain one trillion germs", the CDC reports.

"Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others", the CDC advises.

Lovely stuff - let's hope Hegseth was joking, eh?

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