Geraldo Rivera To San Juan Mayor: ‘I Don’t See People Dying’ (VIDEO)

Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera reached a special low place this morning in an interview with the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz. Cruz has recently been the target of several Twitter attacks by President Donald Trump, blasting her for poor leadership. Here’s what Trump said about Cruz yesterday morning:

That would be the President of the United States, shaming a mayor who begged for help after a devastating natural disaster. Of course, Fox News sent Rivera to further politicize this event. He tried to back Cruz into the corner and twist her words, and she was quick to school him over what he was doing.




It began with Cruz again trying to plead her case over what is happening in her city:

“There are all people at all municipalities literally starving, dehydrating. We have had our hospital try to go back to speed but then the electricity goes off and we have to do all the bacteria testing, which takes three to four days.”

Geraldo is quick to interject, using his incredibly journalistic observation:

I’ve been traveling around. I don’t see people dying. I spoke to the doctors – they say they saw fifty-three patients and they had a person who was septic, but nobody dying.”

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Cruz looks incredulous at having to clarify, but does her best to explain what the word “dying” means:

Dying is a continuum. If you don’t get fed for seven or eight days and you’re a child, you are dying. If you have eleven people – like we took out of a nursing home – severely dehydrated, you are dying.”

This should come as no surprise from Rivera. This is the man who once claimed the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting were at fault because they did not fight back against the shooter.

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You can watch the full exchange below:

Featured image via Flickr user Mark Taylor / CC BY 2.0.

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