On Thursday, Ivanka Trump used Twitter to vow that she would take the coronavirus vaccine live on “The View” after a challenge from co-host Joy Behar.
On Wednesday, Behar stated that she doubted Donald Trump’s claims that a COVID-19 vaccine would be ready as early as October. She then added that she would take the vaccine after Ivanka Trump did.
On Thursday, Ivanka responded to in a tweet tagging Behar saying “Deal.”
“I would come on your show to do so,” she said. “I trust the FDA and so should all Americans. Vanquishing this virus should be our collective top priority.”
Behar accused Trump of speeding up the production of the virus in order to help his reelection chances in November.
“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 20 years, and the smallpox vaccine took a few centuries,” Behar stated during “The View.”
“It was developed initially in 1796 when they started to think about it, and it became useful in the 1950s, OK?” she added, referring to the smallpox vaccine. “It is not a simple thing to do.”
“He will push anything to get reelected. Don’t fall for it,” Behar added. “And by the way, I will take the vaccine after Ivanka takes it.”
On Monday, Donald Trump announced that his administration’s Operation Warp Speed could succeed in making a “very safe and effective” vaccine that could be ready as early as October. Trump is doing all he can to rush a vaccine to the public before Election Day.
Three companies are currently in the third stage of vaccine development. AstraZeneca, one of those three companies halted its trials earlier this week after a “potentially unexplained illness” arose in one of the participants.