Fox’s Geraldo Rivera on bombs sent to Democrats: "At the risk of sounding like a far right-wing lunatic … I believe that this whole thing was an elaborate hoax"
Rivera: "If you have a stick of dynamite and you don't have a fuse in it, is that a bomb?"
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From the October 25 edition of Fox Business' Trish Regan Primetime:
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GERALDO RIVERA: 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. I believe that those bombs were never intended to explode. I think those bombs were intended to further divide the American people.
I think it is entirely plausible -- I haven't picked a lane in this, maybe it was a wretchedly incompetent bomber who didn't know how to make a bomb, that never studied the internet. I mean, I guess that's possible. Someone who wanted to embarrass President Trump. Somebody who wanted to affect American political life. It could have been a Russian invention.
RIVERA: I call on Mayor de Blasio and the FBI and everybody else to tell us once and for all, are these real bombs? We have not heard a definitive statement that these are real bombs.
TRISH REGAN (HOST): Geraldo, they have said -- no, they have said these were explosive devices that were not triggered to go off. I mean, we know that they're bombs. Bombs and explosive devices are the same thing.
RIVERA: But if you have a stick of dynamite and you don't have a fuse in it, is that a bomb? I guess --
REGAN: Well, it certainly is the threat of a bomb, okay? So, whether or not it went off or not, people were being threatened with it --
RIVERA: But this elaborate charade with Debbie Wassermann-Schultz, who put so boldly as the return, the return to sender, it's -- why do you do that? It seems so heavy-handed. And then going down the whole enemies list of Donald Trump as the recipients of these bogus devices, you know.