The debate on whether or not President Donald Trump made the right decision in authorizing the strike that resulted in the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani rages on, as political pundits on both sides of the aisle continue to butt heads over the matter.
Most recently, according to Real Clear Politics, frequent Fox News contributors Dan Bongino and Geraldo Rivera appeared on Sean Hannity’s nightly show an engaged in a fiery debate over whether or not Soleimani should have been killed and what it means for the future of the world.
As most Fox News viewers have come to notice, Bongino is the type of person who doesn’t back down from a lively debate and holds nothing back as he bluntly makes his points with almost zero filter.
The shouting match became so wild that Hannity jokingly made a “ding, ding ding,” sound as the two went after each other, signaling the end of a verbal boxing match.
“He picked an unnecessary fight,” Rivera said about Trump’s action against Soleimani. “I don’t know what we are doing there. We don’t need their oil anymore. Let them fight each other and eat each other alive. The Shiites and Sunnis and their multi-thousands of year battle.”
Bongino didn’t take too kindly to Rivera’s opinion on the matter, responding in force.
“I’ve got to tell you, Geraldo, I’ve been pretty furious with some of your comments on the network,” Bongino said. “I haven’t knocked you until I faced you live. But I’ve got to tell you, your comments have been absolutely atrocious.”
Rivera then went on to tout his record of covering nearly a dozen wartime tours in Iraq and adding that he’s been to too many funerals of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces to count. But Bongino countered by reminding — in a not-so-gentle fashion — that Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. troops.
“Geraldo, he sent 600 Americans hold home in body bags!” Bongino shouted, referring to Gen. Soleimani. “It’s not like he showed up late for a birthday party! Get your head out of your butt! Are you kidding me?”
Rivera backed down a notch after that, accusing Bongino of “gutter surfing” while saying he would never attack him personally.
You can watch the entire, six-minute exchange between the two Fox News personalities in the video below: