As previously reported, fans watched on Friday (September 24th) as producers of The View grabbed co-hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin off the stage after their COVID-19 tests came back positive. When Joy Bahar went on to introduce Vice President Kamala Harris as the show’s guest, producers cut Behar off in mid-sentence. The show quickly went to another commercial break.
The View co-host then revealed after the commercial break the results of Navarro and Hostin’s tests. “No matter how hard we try, these things happen,” Behar declared. “They probably have a breakthrough case.”
The whole scene obviously did not go unseen. Christine Pelosi, a political strategist and daughter of Nancy Pelosi, took to Twitter and wrote, “#TheView showing us in real-time how critical it is to have COVID testing. We need to keep @VP safe of course — and to keep the public safe too. #BuildBackBetter with testing, shots and masks.”
One fan further spoke out about ABC’s protocols on The View. “@ABC needs better testing protocol. Doing rapid tests means that on-air personalities should not be on stage until confirmed negative tests. It’s that simple.“
Another fan went on to praise Behar for keeping her composure on The View stage during the entire situation. “I don’t know if I’ll ever get over todays episode of #TheView. truly one of the most chaotic episodes of live television ever. Give Joy Behar an Emmy just cause.”
‘The View’ Co-Hosts Behar & Haines Continued on With Vice President Kamala Harris’ Interview
Following the entire testing situation, Behar and fellow The View co-host Sara Haines went on to tell The View in the studio and at-home audience that she thinks the infected co-hosts because they are both vaccinated. She and Sara Haines continued with Harris’ highly anticipated interview. Instead of in-person, Vice President Harris conducted the interview in a video chat.
Upon joining The View co-hosts, Vice President Harris described Hostin and Navarro as strong when and she knows they will be fine, despite the positive tests.
“It really also does speak to the fact that they’re vaccinated. Vaccines really make all the difference. Otherwise, we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse.”
Vice President Harris then went on to discuss various topics with The View co-hosts, including the Afghanistan pull-out. “The President has been clear And I think the American public agree[s] that it was time to end that 20-year war,” Harris stated. She also addressed the U.S. Border Patrol deploying agents on horseback against the Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Human beings should not be treated that way,” the Vice President told The View co-hosts. “We’ve got to do more, no question. Haiti is our neighbor.”