Hasselbeck praises President Trump’s “strong leadership”
Anger! Yelling! Worse! Now who’s sick?
Hottie Elisabeth Hasselbeck returned to ABC Daytime’s “The View” to guest host the show. She once again found herself in familiar hot water facing off against a few of the other women.
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After co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar and Meghan McCain walked out to a totally empty studio — ABC has adopted a policy of “social distancing” because of the coronavirus — the cohosts addressed the outbreak at hand.
Funny last Joy joked she “took a bath in Purel”, while Sunny explained her kids’ schools were closed and express outrage about her “at risk” grandmother. While she continued, “I think everyone should be extra careful,” Hasselbeck pushed what she saw as the “fine line between precaution and panic.”
“Yes, we take precautions, we’re gonna Purel, pray that God’s got us in our tomorrows…
…we pray that this coronavirus is extinguished, that it stops in its tracks,” she continued. “I also think we shouldn’t be in a state of panic because what we’re doing — and taking cues from our president — is taking early, strong bold actions to keep this at bay as much as we possibly can right now. We’re still on the front end of this. I feel comfortable and confident because of strong leadership.”
That’s where Behar cut her off
asking where she was seeing “strong leadership.” She added, “[Trump] has told us nothing of importance.”
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Elisabeth added, “I think there’s some great things happening.”
Sunny fumed, saying how problematic it is for a lot of people who live paycheck-to-paycheck without paid leave to stay home. “Totally a great point,” admitted Hasselbeck.
“I think when you look at the response, Elisabeth, from this administration, it really hasn’t been good,” Sunny continued. “I don’t think we’ve seen real leadership, we don’t even have real testing.”
Behar believed Trump’s response to the situation will cost him reelection, before she said even he hadn’t been tested for the virus. “Have you gotten tested,” Elisabeth asked — prompting Joy to point out that “there are no test kits” available to the general public.
“I think we should prepare, I think we should pray
“How can it not be a panic situation when you have people dying from this?” asked Sunny.
After Meghan said she believes there will be political implications from everyone self-quarantining — both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have canceled rallies over concerns — Hasselbeck ended the segment by trying to stay optimistic.