‘I haven’t washed my hands in 10 years’

Carla Harmon
February 13, 2019

Fox News host Pete Hegseth says he hasn't washed his hands in a decade.

Newsweek reports that Hegseth's comments were sparked by a conversation over day-old pizza - the co-host had apparently eaten some slices that were left out from the day before.

"Pizza Hut lasts for a long time", Hegseth replied, defending himself. Whether there is indeed a God above who hates single-payer, there's definitely a current measles crisis in Washington State, due to parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids-and there are definitely Fox News hosts, like Brian Kilmeade, who appear to remain skeptical of vaccines.

Bila then quipped Hegseth "might take a chomp out of" anything on a table "that's not nailed down"-including mugs". That is when he admitted, "I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years". I can't see them.


One co-host, smiling, exclaimed, "Someone help me", nearly as though she was providing an adequate button on which to end this conversation. I inoculate myself. Germs are just not a real thing. I can't see them.

In repsonse to someone who shared his sentiment on Twitter, Hesgeth used the hashtag #DontWash, before following up with a second tweet sharing a USA Today article about the on-air admission and writing: "To paraphrase the President from an hour ago: The Media is so self-righteous and ANGRY!"

As more backlash pours in Hegseth says he's "sitting back and literally watching my [Twitter] feed and laughing".

We don't think he was joking.


Adding that his hands "look pretty clean to me".

Professor Donald Schaffner said: "People need to feel comfortable when they are washing their hands but as far as effectiveness, this study shows us that the temperature of the water used didn't matter".

Hegseth explained to them, "Germs are not a real thing".

Regardless of whether Hesgeth was telling the truth, it's a stance that is not reflected by public health organisations in any way, shape or form.


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