Geraldo Rivera appeared on “The View” where he complained about his firing from Fox News hit show “The Five.”
During his appearance on the ABC show, Rivera took to trashing an unnamed male co-host and saying he would never forgive Tucker Carlson.
Geraldo said: “I was fired from ‘The Five.’
“I had a very toxic relationship with another of the cast members so I got a call from two of the female executives and they said ‘You’re off The Five.’
“But there are plenty of other things you can do, I had a year-and-a-half on my contract.
“And I said, ‘Well, stop it. If you fired me from the number one show then I’m going to quit.’
“And that’s basically what happened.
“But in the interim, in the days that led up to my last day of work, they were so kind to me.
“They were really so nice and remembering all the things we did together in the 20-odd years.
“I thought it was very unfair that I was not judged objectively in our disputes, but rather he was favored and I was the one, I was this suspended three times, my appearances, I had two- three appearances scheduled weekly, then biweekly, then monthly then they kind of disappeared.
“They were canceled in the last day right before I was supposed to go on.
“So I was really ticked off.”
Rivera did not name the male co-host but most assume it was Greg Gutfeld as the two often went after each other on the show.
One time, Rivera called Gutfeld an “insulting punk.”
Gutfeld replied that Rivera was “making a fool of himself.”
He also trashed Tucker Carlson:
“I think that he is an excellent writer.
“I think that he was very charismatic in his presentation.
“He was number one for a reason, was a pretty good show.
“Then he drifted into this murky area, a swampy area where, you know, these conspiracy theories and it just generates a whole bunch of different mucky kind of conspiracies.
“Fox is a tremendous platform.
“And once you lose that platform, you’re kind of screaming in the wilderness and competing with a lot of other people who have podcasts and so forth.
“So will he be the same character?
“I don’t know,” he said.
“I don’t like to be unkind, but that what he did, just as I would never vote for Donald Trump, I will never forgive Tucker for what he did about January 6th.”
— The View (@TheView) July 13, 2023