Longtime Trump ally Geraldo Rivera, of Fox News, just laid into Donald Trump on Twitter.
The conservative talk show host has apparently reached his limit. On December 26, Rivera criticized Trump's continued, obsessive attempts to contest his over 7 million vote election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
Rivera's rare criticism would be remarkable enough on its own. But it was his creative approach that really caught people's attention.
People on Twitter were impressed.
@kellimvpizza @GeraldoRivera @realDonaldTrump They do if their friend is a delusional psychopath.— everett (@everett) 1609050160.0
@GeraldoRivera @realDonaldTrump As a former frat boy, I take offense to that comment. Myself and my brothers were/a… https://t.co/YVlGJVsgBi— Ryan McCoy (@Ryan McCoy) 1609062329.0
Others felt Rivera took far too long to speak out against Trump's behavior.
@GeraldoRivera @realDonaldTrump He's been behaving like an entitled frat boy for his entire life. Most of the coun… https://t.co/tAObiKW4No— Masked Mark Masek 🇺🇸🇮🇪🏳️🌈⚾️🍕 (@Masked Mark Masek 🇺🇸🇮🇪🏳️🌈⚾️🍕) 1609045282.0
@GeraldoRivera @realDonaldTrump He IS an entitled frat boy, always has been. But you have always known that.— Terry Dresbach (@Terry Dresbach) 1609084160.0
@GeraldoRivera @realDonaldTrump He’s always been like this and you know it. Shame on you for supporting him all thi… https://t.co/ITiHoiroOJ— That's HEDLEY! (@That's HEDLEY!) 1609094182.0
Rivera's tweet, however, was not the pundit's first break with Trump over the election.
It's been seven weeks since it became clearJoe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the presidential election with record numbers. And yet, Donald Trump spent those seven weeks trying to overturn those results.
By the time the Electoral College formally declared Biden the winner of the election on December 14, Trump and his allies filed and lost over 50 separate legal appeals to force recounts in key states and omissions of ballots.
And on the day the Electoral College results came down, Rivera appeared on Fox News and pleaded with Trump to accept "it is over."
Despite all those failures, Trump continued to make repeated unsubstantiated claims, conspiracy theories and outright lies on Twitter and in the few public appearances he's made since the election.