Love or hate Donald Trump, Geraldo Rivera said he has never seen New York City “so energized” about a presidential candidate on the latest episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking with the Stars.”
“He certainly made a big splash on New York radio. I’m telling you, there has not been this kind of excitement in this city since, in a very different way, 9/11,” the Fox News personality told TheWrap. “Never were people so energized, negative or positive, about a man running for office.”
Trump, who Rivera calls a “hang-out buddy,” was ranked as the No.1 preferred GOP presidential nominee on a new Economist/YouGov poll. But is he competent?
“I think he’s one of the most competent people I know,” Rivera said, but then condemned the real estate mogul’s controversial comments on immigration.
“I love the guy. He’s a hang-out buddy, and yet I am totally offended by the way he characterized Mexican immigrants during his announcement,” Rivera said. “But I hope that he will look at that and get to a more measured place, a more reasonable stance on immigration.”
When conversation turned to Caitlyn Jenner, however, Rivera toned down the love, and expressed suspicion in her motive to come out as transgender.
“I have two words for the Caitlyn Jenner story that no one in your audience will appreciate. The two words are Kris Humphries,” Rivera said. “I think that the Kardashians are the fakest people. They are totally created — brilliantly. They have the talent and promotion more than anyone, and I wonder how much of Bruce — who I interviewed as Bruce a couple times over the years — how much of that is motivated by the big pay day at the end of it.”
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