On Friday’s episode of ABC’s “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, the one-time star of the movie “Theodore Rex” made the observation that people would not be “stuck” in their homes if Americans had better leadership.
Goldberg, who has been appearing via Skype to protect herself from exposure to the coronavirus. She is joined by co-host Joy Behar, who is taking time off to isolate herself at home.
Goldberg suggested that President Donald Trump has failed to provide a certain level of leadership: “The interesting thing about all of this is whatever channel you’re watching, you’re still watching from home. You’re watching from inside your house.” She continued her rant by sating, “Because a pandemic has happened, and you are stuck, and whatever side you’re on, you understand that when you have leadership, you would not — you would not be stuck in your house.”
Cohost Sunny Hostin then went on to claim that many Americans, including Trump, took received bad info from Fox News. She doubled-down by claiming that Trump called COVID-19 a hoax (this has since been debunked, as he was referring to the media hype as a hoax; not the pandemic itself) and stating, “They listened to the president who called it a hoax. There are lives at stake.”