Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera: I was wrong in defending Trump

Geraldo Rivera, a roaming correspondent at large for Fox News and a longtime friend of Donald Trump tells the New York Times:

“As much as I have denied it and averted my eyes from it, this latest incident made it impossible.”

He was referring to Trump’s call for Congresswomen critics of his to be ‘sent back’ to their countries of origin.

“My friendship with the president has cost me friendships, it has cost me schisms in the family, my wife and I are constantly at odds about the president,” he added.

“I do insist that he’s been treated unfairly. But the unmistakable words, the literal words he said, is an indication that the critics were much more right than I.”

Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as White House communications director, also wrote on Twitter this weekend that Mr. Trump would never have told a white immigrant to go back to his country.

“That’s why the comments were racist and unacceptable,” he said.

His remarks got him disinvited from a Republican fund-raiser.

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