FOX News host Geraldo Rivera calls Bernie Sanders 'annoying' over live mic

Did Geraldo Rivera Just Call Bernie Sanders 'Annoying' on Live TV?
Did Geraldo Rivera Just Call Bernie Sanders 'Annoying' on Live TV?

FOX News reporter Geraldo Rivera doesn't seem too concerned about letting people know where he stands on presidential candidate

Bernie Sanders.

"So annoying — this guy is so annoying," Rivera said on air.

"Your mic is hot," a fellow anchor said. "What are you saying?"

"He's so annoying. People who that think his supporters are going to go to Donald Trump are smoking dope," Rivera said.

SEE ALSO: Exit poll results in Nebraska spell bad news for Trump

It's unclear if Rivera knew his mic was on, or if he just ran with it after discovering it was, but the second part of what he said is important to touch on.

10 facts you should know about Bernie Sanders:

The other members of the FOX News crew brought up exit polling from West Virginia's Democratic primary. In those polls, over 40 percent of Sanders' supporters said they'd choose Republican candidate

Donald Trump over Sanders' rival,

Hillary Clinton.

Maybe that stat is less of a surprise, considering the state's been seen as a pretty safe lock for Republicans in the general election.

But seeing as it's been called mathematically impossible for Sanders to get enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, questions of which other candidate his base would turn to have sparked serious debate.

Clinton and Trump are the presumptive nominees for their parties, and yet polls suggest more than half of the American population views both candidates unfavorably.