Geraldo Rivera Wants Trump to Show 'a Bit More Humility' on COVID Recovery

Fox News' correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera thinks President Trump should show more humility about his recovery from COVID-19. Rivera told the network's Sean Hannity on Tuesday that the president was not solely responsible for the improvement in his state of health.

Rivera praised Trump's speech at a rally in Sanford, Florida—his first in-person event since he tested positive for the virus. However, the president discussed his health at the event and Rivera suggested he was striking the wrong tone.

"Can I talk about our friend Donald Trump?" Rivera said. "I mean, tonight you saw the attraction of a truly charismatic person, a person who has defied the odds from—you know, from the minute he announced that he was running [as] president."

"He has defied the odds, the pundits, the polls, everything else, and tonight in Stuart [sic], Florida, you saw the massive numbers of people on very short notice and they were hanging on his every word and he beat this disease, he did an amazing, miraculous.

"He didn't do it, his doctors and Mother Nature and God all conspired to make him healthy again even after he had been whacked by the COVID-19 virus.

"I just wish that when he recuperated and he stepped out there, that he had more—a bit more humility and more encompassing of others who have suffered and perhaps have not had the spectacularly positive outcome the president did," Rivera said.

Trump spoke to a crowd of his supporters at Orlando Sanford International Airport on Tuesday and talked about his COVID-19 diagnosis and his recovery. He again claimed to be immune to the virus. However, scientists still have major questions about re-infection and immunity.

"I don't have to be locked up in my basement and I wouldn't allow that to happen anyway," Trump said.

"Now they say I'm immune. I just feel so powerful," he said. "I'll kiss everyone in that audience. I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the [..] I'll just give you a big, fat kiss."

During a Sunday interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Trump had also said he now had "immunity" to the virus.

"Having really a protective glow means something. I think it's very important to have that. To have that is a very important thing," the president said.

President Donald Trump Speaks in Sanford, Florida
President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign event at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on October 12, 2020 in Sanford, Florida. Trump was holding his first campaign rally since his coronavirus diagnosis as he continues to campaign against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Joe Raedle/Getty Images