Following his comments on Thursday that LeBron James should wear a “be a better father” shirt instead of the “I can’t breathe” one the NBA star wore during pregame warm-ups earlier this week, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has doubled down.
“I wondered to myself, what if LeBron James instead had a shirt … ‘Be a better father to your son,’ ‘Raise your children,’” Rivera said on Wednesday. “Those difficult issues are not being dealt with by the black community because they are so complex, they are so deep-rooted, they are really so profoundly troubling that they don’t want to try.”
In a Facebook post published Friday morning, Rivera did not walk back his comments, and instead criticized James for not addressing the correct issue.
“My beef with LeBron and the others is they have not in any meaningful way embraced the issue of the disintegration and dysfunction in the urban family, which is resulting in far more pain to the community than the cops are,” Rivera wrote. “Where is that tee-shirt?”
He also praised NYPD Chief Bill Bratton for embracing his idea of cops using non-lethal weapons such as tasers because, according to Rivera, “too many black men are dying in encounters with police that should not be fatal.”
Read the entire Facebook post below:
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