The women on "The View" praised President Donald Trump for his stance on the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping the nation and the rest of the world.
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"We're going to go through a very tough two weeks," Trump said during the briefing.
On Wednesday, "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, "It's nice to know that he's caught up with the rest of the country, because while everyone has been, you know, at home trying to cope with all of this, we have been aware that it's going to be a tough time ahead. Is this the honest account that we've needed to hear from him from the start?"
Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in, "I think perhaps now we're hearing from the administration the gravity that we needed to hear from the administration probably in January or February. I'm happy in a sense that we're hearing that gravity, but I think we needed to hear it a long time ago."
Co-host Sara Haines added that she approves of the president's tenor in discussing the severity of the outbreak.
"I felt good hearing the more serious tone [from the president]," she responded.
"It's easy to get wrapped up in it, in the anxiety, the fear, the numbers, and so there was a little moment of gloom that all these people, even if we all act perfectly, they were quoting numbers of, you know, over six figures — over 100,000 — that even if we all behave perfectly, we will probably see pass," she continued. "And my heart went to just the deaths themselves, but also that so many people are dying alone."
She added, "That really broke my heart, because the one thing you hope when you pass or someone you love passes is that it's easy, it's pain-free, and that you're by their side. So hearing that kind of brought the human level to me. It was very heavy."
Haines pointed out that it's been difficult in her own house, so she can respect the president's leveling with the public about the dangers of COVID-19.
"It also reminded me that in the beginning in our household, we kept saying, 'It doesn't matter if we can't figure this out. Hopefully it will be a limited run.' Now, as you see, you know a month, two more months, we're kind of feeling the heat of figuring out how to run our household successfully and be the best versions of ourselves for the kids while also, you know, informing them in age-appropriate terms," she concluded. "So it's a lot. I think today is one of those days where I'm feeling a little heavier about all of it, but I was happy to hear a serious tone because I think that's lining up with the facts."