Geraldo Rivera Thinks Bomb Scare Was ‘Giant Elaborate Hoax’: ‘Are These Real Bombs?!’
As some in the media demand an end to President Donald Trump‘s fiery rhetoric following a series of pipe bombs targeting high-profile Democrats and CNN’s New York offices, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera speculated that the scare was made up.
“At the risk of sounding like a far right wing lunatic, I have to say that I believe that this whole thing was an elaborate hoax,” he said during a Thursday night interview on Fox Business with anchor Trish Regan. “I believe that those bombs were never intended to explode. I think those bombs were intended to further divide the American people.”
Conspiracy theories and bold assertions about the bomber’s motives have been circulating on social media and cable news as the public appears split on where the blame lies, Rivera’s spitballing adding baseless assumptions of his own to the mix.
“Maybe it was a wretchedly incompetent bomber who didn’t know how to make a bomb, that never studied the Internet, someone who wanted to embarrass President Trump, somebody who wanted to affect American political life. It could have been a Russian invention,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Trump took to Twitter where he showed no indication he would back down on his attacks on the press, faulting the media for societal outrage.
Authorities continue to investigate the bombings, which at this time involve a total of ten explosive devices that have been safely recovered.
Watch the clip above via Fox Business.
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