UPDATE, with video Geraldo Rivera stated on ABC’s The View right this moment that his latest firing from Fox Information’ The 5 got here amidst his “toxic relationship” with one of many present’s co-hosts.

Rivera wouldn’t establish The 5 co-host past saying the particular person was male, which leaves Jesse Watters or Greg Gutfeld. (Rivera particularly stated he has a superb relationship with Jeanine Pirro, saying, “I discovered Jeanine.”)

Watch a clip beneath.

In a wide-ranging interview, Rivera described the environment at Fox Information within the wake of the Dominion lawsuit settlement as one in every of “fear,” indicated that he supported the choice by Ray Epps to file a defamation lawsuit towards the community, stated that Donald Trump “stabbed the Constitution of the United States in the back” by encouraging the Jan. sixth assault, and that he would commit no matter is left of his journalism profession to opposing a Donald Trump re-election. He additionally stated he’ll “never forgive” Tucker Carlson for spreading misinformation in regards to the Jan. sixth riots.

Talking of Carlson, Rivera was requested by The View co-host Sara Haines if Carlson’s affect is “waning” since he was fired from Fox Information and moved to Twitter. “I hope so,” Rivera responded, including that whereas Twitter is “a fine outlet,” in comparison with the platform of Fox Information it quantities to “screaming into the wilderness.”

Whereas Rivera praised Carlson’s abilities as a author and on-screen expertise, he condemned Carlson’s “drift” into “this murky area, this swampy area” of those “funky kind of conspiracies.”

“I don’t like to be unkind, but what he did, just as I will never vote for Donald Trump, I will never forgive Tucker about January 6th,” Rivera stated.

Rivera stated that the community’s latest multi-million-dollar authorized settlements has led to an “atmosphere of fear” on the community, and that the monetary impression will hit each stockholders and, by means of potential layoffs, lower-level information workers. “The high-profile journalists [will be] fine,” he stated.

Rivera parted methods with Fox Information final month after greater than 20 years. He initially stated on the time that he was leaving his perch at The 5 voluntarily (“That’s what we all say,” View co-host Pleasure Behar quipped right this moment), however later conceded that he had been fired from the favored present.

Immediately, Rivera offered extra particulars, noting {that a} “toxic relationship” with one in every of The 5‘s co-hosts led to his firing, and that the discord had been getting more and more private. “I thought it was very unfair that in our disputes, he was always favored.” Rivera stated his appearances on the present started to dwindle, generally being canceled on the day of airing.

He stated Fox Information provided to seek out him a spot on one other present, however that he responded, Should you fired me from the #1 present, then I’m going to stop.”

Requested by View co-host Sunny Hostin why Fox couldn’t have constructed a brand new present round him, Rivera stated, “My ideology does not fit Fox. They always kind of squeezed me in.”

Rivera defended his longtime chummy relationship with Donald Trump, saying the 2 “came up” collectively in New York Metropolis throughout the Seventies and that Rivera’s stint as a contestant on Movie star Apprentice – which aired shortly earlier than Trump introduced his presidential bid – offered “tremendous access” to Trump “though he knew I didn’t vote for him.

“What happened to him was that he lost the [re]election and became a crazy guy,” Rivera stated, to which Behar responded, “He was crazy before that.”

“He was always nice to me,” Rivera stated.

“Did he know you were Puerto Rican?,” snapped Hostin?

At one level, Rivera stated, “I am vowed to dedicate whatever energy I have left in this profession is to ensure he is not ever re-elected president ever.” Trump, he stated, “incited a riot, he encouraged people to go there and ruin their lives.”