During a recent segment on “The View” co-host Joy Behar claimed President Trump “doesn’t care about your health or your children’s health” because he’s holding a large rally.
Co-host Sunny Hostin shared similar sentiments, arguing “you’re inviting 60,000 people to a rally where masks are optional, where they very well may be infected with a life-ending virus.”
DailyBeast reports a discussion on Tuesday morning’s episode of The View about the lies surrounding President Trump’s upcoming campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma quickly devolved into a brutal back-and-forth about who deserves more blame for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
While three of the show’s co-hosts denounced the Trump campaign’s decision to hold a massive rally at an indoor arena with no social-distancing guidelines, Meghan McCain said the Black Lives Matter protesters were just as big of a problem.
“You’re inviting 60,000 people to a rally where masks are optional, where they very well may be infected with a life-ending virus,” Sunny Hostin said of Trump’s rally. “I just think he’s a menace to citizens. It’s despicable.”
But after Joy Behar warned Trump supporters that “he doesn’t care about your health or your children’s health,” McCain offered up her counterpoint.
“Do you think Chris Cuomo cared about people’s health when he moved old people around to nursing homes that were COVID-positive and a lot of people died including my friend Janice Dean’s mother-in-law and father-in-law?” McCain asked, mistaking naming the CNN host instead of his New York governor brother Andrew. “There’s a lot of hypocrisy to go around here and this is one of the issues that I’m really enraged about.”
“I don’t think anyone should be in giant rallies right now, because we’ve been told by medical experts that it’s not safe,” she continued. “But the message from the media is as long as you are protesting something or going to a rally that is of the right politics you can do it and we’re going to ignore the spread of COVID. So going to a Trump rally is somehow more dangerous than going to a rally in Brooklyn over the weekend?”
“Is COVID a pandemic that we all have to stay sheltering-in-place and inside or is it not?” McCain asked. “Or is it only a pandemic if you are a conservative and you’re a Trump supporter and then you’re a hypocrite if you sign this waiver and you go into his rally, but you’re not a hypocrite if you protest someplace else? It’s very confusing!”