On Friday morning, correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera speaking on Fox News channel knocked for a loop the show hosts proposing to call a COVID vaccine after the incumbent US president. It was meant to be a “nice gesture” to praise Trump for his role in the creation of a vaccine.
However, the things appeared to go the wrong way and get ugly. Judging by the Fox and Friends anchors reaction it was pretty hard for them not to smirk when Rivera suggested to call the coronavirus vaccine "The Trump".
"With the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s got to give up and it’s time to leave and time to transition and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine ‘The Trump?’", Rivera questioned.
Imagining the situation in which his proposal was accepted, Rivera continued his intriguing and seemingly unexpected for some proposition by giving the following verbal sketch:
"Have you got your Trump yet? Oh yeah I got my Trump I'm fine", he parodies the conversation between two people in the world where "The Trump"vaccine is real.
It didn't take long for the Twitter users to react to the journalist's initiative which immediately went viral. Most of them didn't believe he was serious, while others just didn't appreciate the proposal.
Some people interpreted the offer in an opposed way.
Geraldo wants to name the COVID-19 vaccine forTrump? This is no problem. The polio vaccine protects against polio. The smallpox vaccine protected against smallpox. The Trump vaccine would protect against the Trump virus. A vaccine should be named for the relevant pestilence.— JOATMON (@JOATMONCascadia) November 20, 2020
Other netizens in their turn had a different idea regarding the title of the coronavirus vaccine. As the vaccine research was partially funded by Dolly Parton, the country singer's name was offered to be used instead of Trump's.
Attention Geraldo, if the trump virus vaccine is gonna be named after anyone, how about someone who actually helped by contributing to the research? Dolly Parton. pic.twitter.com/sKomvOudyA— KeanoTheDog (@judgeyourself99) November 20, 2020
Geraldo Rivera wants to name the vaccine trump -— Delia Cummings - no mask no follow (@firstlastsecond) November 20, 2020
I want to name it Dolly.