(RepublicanWire.org) – A longtime Fox News host on the hit show “The Five” is scratching his head after being told that he will not be on the program for the rest of the week.
Liberal host Geraldo Rivera took to Twitter to inform his followers that his planned appearances on the show for Thursday and Friday had been canceled.
“My appearances today and tomorrow on The Five have been canceled. I’m sure there’s a good reason. Never fear, I’ll be back week after next. Stay safe and happy. Thanks,” Rivera tweeted, adding that he would be returning to the show soon.
Fox News has been beset with uncertainty after abruptly firing top-rated host Tucker Carlson last week. There’s no indication that Rivera being taken off the schedule this week means he will be fired or removed from the show, but the timing has certainly raised some questions.
While it may not be related to his canceled appearances, Rivera came under fire in recent weeks for his comments about Carlson.
Popular Fox News host Greg Gutfeld defended Carlson twice last week, once on Twitter and another time during an episode of “The Five.”
Gutfeld took to Twitter to hit back at his colleague Rivera, who had issued some seething comments about Carlson after his departure.
Rivera tweeted: “I don’t wish ill on anybody, but there is no doubt – as I said at the time-Tucker Carlson’s perverse January 6 conspiracy theory was ‘bullsh*t.’ Having lost the election President Trump incited an insurrection that sought to undermine our Constitutional process.”
In response, Gutfeld hit back at Rivera for taking a shot at Carlson, which came across as Gutfeld was offering support to his former colleague.
“You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people,” Gutfeld tweeted.
During a segment last week on “The Five,” Gutfeld joked that Carlson will run for president — and several of the hosts did not say a word.
Dana Perino took a sip of her drink, Jason Chaffetz laughed, and Jeanine Pirro immediately moved on and kicked the show over to a new segment on a different topic.
It seemed as if no one wanted to talk about Carlson or the explosive news, which could suggest that on-air hosts may have been told to not discuss the situation.
But Gutfeld was not afraid to mention Carlson and appeared defiant.
The conversation at the table began when they discussed President Joe Biden’s re-election prospects. Chaffetz predicted that even though Biden will likely announce re-election, he will ultimately not run. Biden did announce early on Tuesday morning that he is running for a second term.