‘I haven’t washed my hands in 10 years’

Lula Sharp
February 13, 2019

"I inoculate myself." His co-anchors seemed shocked and one even asked for help. "Therefore they're not real", he explained.

But, as reader Kevin Cook put it: "Not washing your hands at all for 10 years strikes me as reckless disregard for other people's health".

Hegseth's thinking is at-odds with science which has long confirmed that germs, and microbes live nearly everywhere: on food, animals, and plants, in the air, and in soil and water and on people's hands.

Let's be real here, whether or not he's very serious about the decade-long handwashing abstinence or not, one thing can be agreed upon: The fuck are you doing saying shit like that on air, dickhead? "My dad has this theory, too". By washing your hands-especially after using the bathroom-you prevent the spread of harmful bacteria like Salmonella and E.coli that can persist in tiny, invisible particles of human feces. "Twitter really has come full circle", he said.

As he made the freakish confession laughs and gasps can be heard off camera - pretty understandably, really.

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Another reader, Jean Di Francis, noted how selfish Mr Hegseth's lack of sanitation is: "As a person taking prescribed immune suppressing drugs, I deplore Mr Hegseth's lack of hand washing because I'm very susceptible to the germs he carries and leaves wherever he touches".

Hegseth doubled down in a string of tweets Monday, urging "The Media" to "loosen up and have some fun".

He added: "P.S. I also support drinking from garden hoses & riding bikes w/o a helmet".

Well, whatever works for you, man.

"My half-hearted commentary to the point is, we live in a society where people walk around with bottles of Purell in their pockets, and they sanitize 19,000 times a day as if that's going to save their life", Hegseth told USA Today.

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