Two co-hosts of “The View,” Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, have been abruptly pulled from the set on dwell tv on Friday morning after testing constructive for the coronavirus, minutes forward of a dwell in-studio interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Pleasure Behar, one other co-host of the present, introduced that that they had contracted breakthrough circumstances regardless of being absolutely vaccinated. Not one of the hosts have been carrying masks on set, however members of the dwell studio viewers have been all masked.
“Ana and Sunny, on the final minute, we realized they examined constructive for Covid,” Ms. Behar stated. Ms. Harris, who was within the constructing making ready to return onstage, later appeared remotely on this system from one other room. However her look was truncated.
“I do know they’re advantageous, nevertheless it actually does communicate to the truth that they’re vaccinated and vaccines actually make all of the distinction, as a result of in any other case we’d be involved about hospitalization and worse,” Ms. Harris stated, talking from a distant studio with what seemed to be an iPhone headphone on her ear.
After the constructive circumstances have been introduced, Ms. Behar and one other co-host, Sara Haines, have been the one hosts left on set (Whoopi Goldberg, one other host, was off on Friday). They took questions from the viewers to fill this system whereas the Secret Service tried to discover a manner for Ms. Harris to securely take part within the deliberate interview.
The announcement of the constructive circumstances got here minutes after the hosts had been discussing the significance of getting vaccinated and after that they had promoted Ms. Harris’ look as her first “in-studio” interview since taking workplace.
Ms. Harris’ look on “The View” had lengthy been deliberate and was considered one of solely a handful of tv interviews she has participated in since taking workplace. However the timing was not ideally suited for a vp whose portfolio contains immigration points, however who had hoped to make use of the chance to make an announcement a few new broadband funding set to achieve greater than 3 million schoolchildren.
It got here because the administration’s dealing with of Haitian migrants on the border prompted outrage amongst Democrats and known as into query President Biden’s choice to swiftly deport hundreds who had been arriving en masse at a small Texas border city.
Critics have known as the aggressive techniques of Border Patrol racist and have urged the president to cease flying the Haitians overseas.
Throughout her look on Friday, Ms. Harris acknowledged that the photographs of Border Patrol brokers on horseback, some waving their reins whereas pushing migrants again into the Rio Grande, “evoked photographs of among the worst moments of our historical past, the place that type of habits has been used in opposition to the Indigenous individuals of our nation, has been used in opposition to African People throughout occasions of slavery.”
However she averted a query about whether or not the administration would halt all deportation of Haitians on the Texas border and permit them to use for asylum.
“We’ve to do extra in supporting Haitians who’re returning to the island, returning to Haiti,” Ms. Harris stated. “We’ve acquired to do extra to help Haiti when it comes to its must get again up and recuperate, when it comes to the pure disasters.”
She additionally famous that the Haitian authorities remains to be in disarray and within the technique of rebuilding after the president was assassinated. As a neighbor, “the U.S. has to assist,” she stated.
A spokeswoman for the vp, Sabrina Singh, stated in an announcement that Ms. Harris had no contact with the hosts earlier than the present and that “her schedule at present will proceed as deliberate.”
A spokeswoman for “The View” didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark about why the co-hosts acquired their check outcomes solely after showing on set.