‘The View’ hosts critiqued the Trump administration’s endorsement of herd immunity as a way to overcome the pandemic. This led Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to wonder if the POTUS actually fought the virus!
“I’m starting to feel like, really? Wait a minute, five days,” Whoopi said, referring to the fact that Trump addressed a crowd of roughly 2,000 people — sans mask — on the balcony of The White House on Oct. 10. Whoopi continued, “You’re the only person on the face of the Earth…and if you’re comparing yourself to Jesus, you know, you’re saying five days, that’s all it took. People have not been able — still haven’t been able to get out of the bed. I don’t know…I just feel weird about it.”
Whoopi and Joy’s co-host, Sunny Hostin, proposed that other coronavirus victims didn’t recover as fast as Trump because they “don’t have access to the same drugs.” But Joy thought that was too simple of an explanation. “It’s not about the drugs,” she insisted, adding, “He’s a liar. How can you believe anything he says?” Whoopi added, “Because it’s hard to trust him, it’s hard to go with and I hate feeling like that.”
Trump’s fight with the coronavirus came up since The View hosts were discussing The White House’s endorsement of herd immunity as a way to overcome the pandemic, despite Dr. Anthony Fauci (the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) being vocal about the risks of such a method. The discussion happened the day after Trump called to re-open schools in the U.S. amid the pandemic, pointing to his own 14-year-old son’s experience with COVID-19 as a reason why he thinks it’s safe to do so.”[Barron Trump] had it for such a short period of time, I don’t even think he knew he had it,” Trump said during a rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 14. He then insisted, “Because they’re young and their immune systems are strong and they fight it off 99.9 percent…Because people have it and it goes. Get the kids back to school, you’ve got to get the kids back to school.” Melania Trump had revealed that their son tested positive (and then negative) for the virus in a statement issued on Oct. 14.