The onetime Trump (a noted germophobe) potential pick to lead Veterans Affairs, said, "My 2019 resolution is to say things on-air that I say off-air".
Hegseth admitted to the gross fact shortly after his co-hosts had been taking the piss out of him for eating day-old, leftover pizza.
His co-hosts began to laugh uproariously, and, belatedly, someone off-camera emitted a loud, low groan.
'I inoculate myself, ' he continued.
An American news host has claimed that germs aren't real, and that he hasn't washed his hands in a decade. "I can't see them, therefore they are not real", Hegseth added.
"So, you're becoming immune to all bacteria?"
In his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback, Mr Trump wrote: "One of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this awful custom seems to get". "My dad has that theory too".
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Interesting point! Hopefully, Hegseth won't suffocate once he realizes air must not be real because he can't see it either.
"We're on a show and we have fun and we banter and I'm like, eh, 'you know, maybe I haven't washed my hands for 10 years, '" Hegseth told the outlet.
The declaration didn't go over well with folks who commented on Hegseth's Twitter timeline, some with this hashtag: #WashYourHands.
Lovely stuff - let's hope Hegseth was joking, eh?
"There was speculation before Trump took office that Hegseth, who also appears on other Fox News programs as a contributing analyst, was a top contender to lead the VA", The Hill reported. "He was deployed three times overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan and served in Guantanamo Bay, earning two Bronze Stars".
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an extensive list of situations where you should wash your hands on its website, and it includes the vast majority of human day-to-day activities.