HOSTS of ABC’s The View suggested that President Donald Trump lied about getting the coronavirus, citing his remarkably fast recovery.
While discussing Trump’s support for herd immunity and his return to packed campaign rallies, co-host Whoopi Goldberg flat out questioned the president’s diagnosis.
“You know what? The more he talks, the less I think he had it, personally. That’s just me, that’s just me,” Goldberg said on Thursday.
“Me too!” Goldberg’s co-host Joy Behar said.
“I’m starting to think that too, Whoopi.”
Goldberg continued: “I’m starting to feel like, really? Because I just feel like, wait a minute, five days…”
Trump seemed to be “the only person on the face of the earth” who recovered from Covid-19 in just five days, Goldberg explained.
“If you’re comparing yourself to Jesus, you’re saying five days, that’s all it took. People still haven’t been able to get out of the bed. So I don’t know. I just feel weird about it,” Goldberg said.
While Behar said she was “kind of agreeing with” Goldberg, co-host Sunny Hostin offered a more common theory—that Trump bounced back so fast because he received top medical treatment.
After announcing on Oct. 2 that he tested positive for Covid-19, Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received medications including the antiviral drug remdesivir and a cocktail of Regeneron’s experimental antibody, which is not available to the public.
Other people “don’t have access to the same drugs,” Hostin said.
Behar opined: “It’s not about the drugs.”
“He’s a liar. How can you believe anything he says? Anything!” Behar said.
Goldberg concluded: “Because it’s hard to trust him, it’s hard to, like, go with it. And I hate feeling like that.”
As of July, Trump had uttered more than 20,000 false or misleading claims, according to The Washington Post’s fact checker database.
Since being discharged from the hospital, Trump has said that his coronavirus experience was a “blessing from God” because it exposed him to therapeutics in the United States.
Trump said he felt like “Superman” and encouraged Americans not to be afraid of the virus.
In the segment, Hostin also criticized Trump for using his youngest son Barron’s coronavirus case as an example for why schools should reopen.
Barron “had it for such a short period of time, I don’t even think he knew he had it,” Trump said at his campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday.
Hostin said children may be asymptomatic, but can be superspreaders in their households.
“Their parents and their grandparents and those people don’t have access to the type of treatment that Donald Trump had, which was $100,000 worth of experimental drugs, treatment that isn’t available to the everyday person,” Hostin said.