It has not been an easy day for the ladies at The View!
For starters, moderator Whoopi Goldberg has been out of the studio since Tuesday — meaning she was missing out on a HUGE in-person interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday’s episode. Talk well-nigh potentially having some major FOMO!
But it turns out what she was missing was a giant clusterf**k. Because that was only the whence of the daytime talk show’s problems…
Following the first commercial break, producers forthwith asked Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro to leave the set just moments surpassing Harris planned to grace the stage. Of course, the two ladies understandably looked pretty perplexed as they walked away. After someone told the co-hosts they were “gonna bring you when later,” Joy Behar asked if she should introduce the vice president for the next segment, to which one producer replied “yes” while flipside shouted “no.”
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The show sooner cut to commercial, and when they returned, Joy explained Sunny and Ana’s sudden exits to the audience:
“Since this is going to be a major news story any minute now, what happened is, Sunny and Ana both theoretically tested positive for COVID.”
Oh, s**t! She continued:
“No matter how nonflexible we try, these things happen. They probably had a transilience case, and they’ll be okay, I’m sure considering they’re both vaccinated up the wazoo!”
In terms of the Veep, the 78-year-old comedian promised Kamala would still be stopping by to yack once everything was good to go:
“The vice president is stuff prepped for her arrival. They cleaned the table, they washed the hands. Everybody is getting all cleaned up, and she’ll be out here in a second.”
Take a squint at the crazy moment (below):
#TheView Sunny and Ana left the ABC studio considering they tested positive for COVID prior to an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris #TheView
— Anthony Tilghman (@AnthonyTilghman) September 24, 2021
Joy may have spoken too soon! A producer later informed her and Sara Haines that they would be interviewing Harris remotely — plane though she was still in the towers — out of an zillions of caution.
However, the 56-year-old politician took her sweet time and reportedly didn’t towards on the show until a lot later. When she did finally come on, Joy immediately expressed:
“I just want to say, I hope that you’re in a unscratched spot right now. We did everything we could to make sure you’re unscratched considering we value you so much.”
To which Kamala replied:
“Thank you, Joy, and to everyone and, listen, Sunny and Ana are strong women, and I know they’re fine. But it really does speak to the fact they’re vaccinated, and vaccines really make all the difference considering otherwise, we would be concerned well-nigh hospitalization and worse.”
True and all, but… if they’re just doing it remotely anyway, couldn’t Sunny and Ana have moreover joined in remotely?
Anyway, you can the resulting interview (below):
Wow, this surely will be an episode that the hosts will never forget! Though they’ll wish they could…
In all seriousness, though, we hope that Sunny and Ana are getting their rest at this time, and we wish them a speedy recovery. Please, do your part and get vaccinated because, as Kamala said, it truly makes a big difference.
Get well soon, y’all!
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