Joy Behar, one of The View’s co-hosts proclaimed on Wednesday’s episode, September 9, that she won’t take a coronavirus vaccine until Ivanka Trump takes it. The latter is the daughter and a Senior Advisor in the White House since her father, Donald Trump took office.
The host explained that according to her research, most vaccines take years to find out its safety and effectivity. She went on discussing that it took four years to develop a mumps vaccine, a few decades for the smallpox vaccine, while the polio vaccine took 20 years for the world to benefit from it.
She then denounced President Trump saying, “He will push anything to get reelected. Don’t fall for it. And by the way, I will take the vaccine after Ivanka takes it,” she continued, challenging the president’s daughter.
The 77-year-old host’s comments rooted from the lead panelist’s, Whoopi Goldberg, question about her take on the halt of AstraZeneca’s final phase of clinical testing, because one participant, apparently developed adverse effects.
AstraZeneca, along with Moderna and Pfizer, are three of the companies that are currently on their final clinical testing of their COVID-19 vaccine.
“As part of the ongoing randomised, controlled global trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data,” AstraZeneca said in a released statement. “This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials, while it is investigated, ensuring we maintain the integrity of the trials.”
Before daring Ivanka, Behar expressed how bad a businessman the president is.
“I was noticing that he missed an opportunity… a business opportunity. You know he’s such a bad businessman. He could have told everybody in March to put on a mask just like Dr Fauci said. And they could have had the word Trump plastered on it, and they would have made money just like he wants to do… but he missed that opportunity,” she said.
She was referring to the president’s recent campaign rally in North Carolina, pledging to the audience there would be a vaccine by the end of the year or probably earlier.
On September 10, Ivanka Trump posted on twitter accepting Behar’s challenge and said she would do it on her show. She said she trusts the FDA and stated that people should do too. She also mentioned that “vanquishing this virus should be our collective top priority.”
Deal @JoyVBehar. I would come on your show to do so.
I trust the FDA and so should all Americans. Vanquishing this virus should be our collective top priority. https://t.co/FXb0Dqjdio
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 10, 2020
Ms Behar has not yet released any statements regarding this issue up to this writing.
This is not the first time Joy Behar, an outspoken liberal, hit the headline for controversies.
Last year, she was the subject of backlash and criticisms when she reportedly used make-up to darken her skin for a Halloween costume.
In one of the episodes on her show in 2016, she also displayed a 1970s-era photo of herself during a Halloween party when she was 29. She said that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a “beautiful African woman.”
At that time, her co-host Raven-Symone asked her if she had tanning lotion. She answered she wore make-up “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”
Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
Behar is also reported to be in a not-so-good relationship with her co-host in the show, Meghan McCain for a long time. Apparently, they fight about their intelligence.
In one episode of The View in July, Behar claimed that Republicans don’t care about education, to which Meghan McCain quickly rejected. Behar, a former teacher herself, said that the idea of the Republicans being concerned on education is ironic because according to her, the GOP has spent the last few decades defunding education and childcare programs.
McCain hastily answered, and they continued attacking each other until Goldberg asked for a commercial.
“They think that we are going to believe this baloney that they care about our children?” Behar said. “Give me a break. Donald Trump only cares about reelection, full stop.”
“I don’t think it’s fair to say that Republicans don’t care about children. That’s very aggressive and incendiary,” McCain immediately retaliated. “I said education, excuse me!” snapped Behar.
“Education, whatever,” said Ms McCain. “To sit here and say that Republicans don’t care about education or children, it’s just ridiculous.”
Meghan McCain herself, recently confronted former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on their first episode in September about President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging comments towards the veterans, calling them “losers” and “suckers”.
Sanders defended the president and assured he is not that kind of person, sharing instances on how he showed care and concern to the veterans. Ms Sanders had worked for Trump’s administration from 2017-2019.
AMERICA’S DISTRUST IN COVID VACCINES? After a vaccine trial halted following an unexplained illness, the co-hosts discuss their thoughts on getting vaccinated for the novel coronavirus once one becomes publicly available. https://t.co/nKZl5plPXC pic.twitter.com/H5f3jLMAs8
— The View (@TheView) September 9, 2020