Joy Behar, a co-host on “The View” stated on Wednesday that she did not believe Trump’s claims that a vaccine for the coronavirus vaccine could be available soon. She added that she won’t take it until Ivanka Trump does.
“He will push anything to get reelected. Don’t fall for it,” Behar said. “And by the way, I will take the vaccine after Ivanka takes it.”
On Monday, Trump claimed that a vaccine could be ready by October. Calling the vaccine “very safe and effective.”
Trump would go on to tout his administrations “Operation Warp Speed,” which is a public-private partnership that he announced back in May, which he claimed would quickly produce a vaccine against the coronavirus.
“We are an absolute leader in every way,” Trump stated on Monday. “Under my leadership, we’ll produce a vaccine in record time.”
Behar made it clear that she has no intention of being in the front of the line for the vaccine.
“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 said. “It was developed initially in 1796 … and it became useful in the 1950s. OK? It’s not a simple thing to do. He will push anything to get reelected. Don’t fall for it.”
Trump has repeatedly stated a vaccine would most likely be available by the end of the year, but his statements on Labor Day suggested that he believes a vaccine will be available before Election Day.
“The vaccine will be very safe and very effective,” Trump said.