"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin admitted Thursday that her family strongly considered suing former President Donald Trump because members of her family died from COVID-19 complications.
While bashing Trump for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which the panel agreed was motivated by politics, co-host Joy Behar asked why Americans are not suing Trump for the deaths of their loved ones.
Shockingly, Hostin admitted that her family has, in fact, considered suing Trump.
“My family has thought about this a lot, especially because Manny’s parents died from COVID," Hostin said, referring to her husband. "And I blame the Trump administration for that."
When Behar asked Hostin, who is a lawyer, whether she can sue Trump, Hostin replied, "We’ve explored it. We’ve explored it— we’ve thought about it."
However, Hostin did not explain what liability Trump has for the death of her parents-in-law or how Trump bears responsibility for their deaths. In fact, COVID-19 is a virus that triggered a global pandemic, and is attributed to killing millions of people around the world. It is not clear how one person could be held legally liable for deaths stemming from a highly transmissible virus.
Hostin's admission came during a segment in which the panel discussed a recent interview between CNN+ host Chris Wallace and Dr. Anthony Fauci. In that interview, Fauci said that working with Trump administration officials during the pandemic became "untenable" and claimed they had "declared war" on him because he "kept on telling the truth."
The panel, of course, received Fauci's claims as gospel, and agreed Fauci was the Trump administration's "scapegoat."
Stephanie Grisham — who served as White House communications director and press secretary from July 2019 to April 2020 — also claimed that "a lot more lives could have been saved," claiming Trump was most concerned with the political ramifications of the pandemic.
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