The convoy of truckers fighting against vaccine mandates has been a prominent story on Fox News over the last two weeks. The hosts of the network, of course, have supported and celebrated the rioters. During a Wednesday segment on Fox, Geraldo Rivera called out Tomi Lahren for cheering on the truckers.
Lahren argued, “I think we’re starting to see those actual essential workers stand up for rights and their freedoms, and these are people that are the forgotten Canadians and also here in the United States the forgotten Americans that normally just sit down, shut up, and do their job.These are the actual essential workers that can shut down Canada, can shut down the U.S.A., too, a new kind of shut down that the elites will not be able to ignore.”
“Their behavior has been nothing short of thuggish in Ottawa. They’ve kept people in the neighborhood awake all night, revving their engines, blowing their horns. They deprived Ottawa businesses of tens of millions of dollars. Now they’re blockading the international bridges. They’re laying off people, cutting their shifts short in automotive assembly plants because they can’t get the parts from Canada to the United States. They used their crowbars to threaten cops who were going to tow their trucks away they were blocking.”
After Lahren compared the truckers to George Washington, Rivera blew up, saying, “when you have protestors bringing Confederate flags and swastikas, and then to paint them in the same portrait as you name our Founding Fathers, I mean, what the hell is that about? This is very destructive.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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