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First Daughter Ivanka Trump has called Joy Behar’s bluff about receiving the potential COVID vaccine as soon as it’s ready.
Trump-hater Behar on the liberal television shoutfest known as The View vowed she would only take the vaccine if Ivanka went first.
Ivanka took to Twitter to accept the challenge, adding that she will accept the dose on live TV and that vanquishing the virus should be a priority all Americans agree upon;
“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.”
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
On Wednesday, possibly following Kamala Harris’s lead, Behar predictably expressed skepticism about the possibility of a vaccine emerging this rapidly.
“As far as the vaccine is concerned, I’d like to inform America — in case we don’t know this, because I looked all this up for you — the mumps vaccine took four years. The polio vaccine took twenty years, the smallpox vaccine took a few centuries. It is not a simple thing to do.”
“[Trump] will say anything to get reelected. Don’t fall for it. And by the way, I will take the vaccine after Ivanka takes it.”
In a follow-up tweet, Don Jr. figuratively needled, as it were, the ladies of The View with an allusion to some of the intense debates he’s engaged with them at the table.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 10, 2020
Harris stoked some fear of her own when she insinuated that a potential vaccine may be unsafe, simply because Trump is the president.
“They [scientists] will be muzzled, they’ll be suppressed, they will be sidelined, because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days, and he’s grasping for whatever he can get to pretend that he’s been a leader on this issue when he’s not,” she explained on CNN.
“I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about,” she added.
The Trump administration’s public sector/private sector initiative known as Operation Warp Speed is fast-tracking a vaccine that could be ready as early as intends to deliver a coronavirus vaccine perhaps before the election. According to Trump, it will be safe and effective, though it’s clear that some liberals aren’t quite convinced.
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
It’s unclear whether Behar would be more willing to accept a vaccine if the current president were a Democrat.
Similar to how they tried to discredit Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine, Democrats seem to be more concerned about playing politics about the COVID vaccine rather than its potential efficacy.
Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has often been a odds with the president on dealing with the coronavirus, expressed his confidence in the procedures that surround the approval of a vaccine.
“When the data comes in on the vaccine results, they come into the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, an independent group of people who evaluate the data and the safety of it,” Fauci said. “I have faith in the system that the FDA will do what they promise. They promise they make decisions on a regulatory basis purely on the basis evidence.”
But suddenly “listening to the science” isn’t a cornerstone of American liberalism anymore, with Twitter users declaring that they side with Harris and Behar on the issue of trusting vaccines: (** Language warning)
I’m not taking a goddamn thing coming out of this Kremlin owned administration.
— ryan (@RyanOnAMountain) September 10, 2020
So let me see if I have this….Your father knew how deadly this virus was and that it was going to reach us and yet he down played it, lied to us about it, and made doing things to protect ourselves from it political hot beds. Yet we should trust a vaccine he endorses?
— Thiscantbehappening (@ShereeOrigi) September 10, 2020
You’re not a doctor, Ivanka. Nobody cares about your opinion of vaccines.
— Leslie – 54 Days 🇺🇲 🌊 (@Leslieoo7) September 10, 2020
No one should trust any federal agency as long as @realDonaldTrump and his crime syndicate are in power.
— *you’re (@RKJ65) September 10, 2020
Trumps has lied so often that I cannot believe anything he says. If he says the vaccine will be safe and ready by October, it’s a given, based on his track record, that the vaccine will neither be safe or ready by October.
— Kathleen Miller (@nccountrylife) September 10, 2020
The ball is now in Behar’s court, though as this user predicts, there may be a walk-back in the works:
Cue backtracking from Behar in 3 2 1…
— Hindsight2020 (@realCHindsight) September 10, 2020
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