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'The View' hosts test positive for COVID, scuttling VP Harris's first in-studio interview

EconomySep 24, 2021 04:31PM ET
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By Nandita Bose and Heather Timmons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two co-hosts of morning show "The View" tested positive for COVID-19 just before Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to appear in a live interview on Friday, forcing her to appear remotely.

Harris had been due to make her first planned in-studio appearance as vice president. But just before she was set to appear with the morning show's four women co-hosts, to discuss everything from abortion to immigration, Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were asked to leave.

"At the last minute we realized they had tested positive" co-host Joy Behar said. She added the Harris interview would now be remote "because they don't want to take a chance" on her appearing on stage.

The vice president's appearance and interview appeared to have been cut short due to the positive tests. Harris traveled to New York to appear on the ABC show, which is in its 25th season and was ranked the most popular morning news or talk show in America with 2.967 million daily viewers in the first quarter of 2021.

Harris did not have contact with the hosts before the show, spokeswoman for the vice president Sabrina Singh said. "Her schedule today will continue as planned," Singh added. Harris is set to meet leaders from India, Australia and Japan later today.

On the show, the vice president was asked about the treatment of Haitian migrants and whether the United States would give asylum to Haitians on the border with Mexico. She said "we’ve got to do more" to support Haitians in their home country.

The Biden administration has faced strong criticism in recent days for deporting hundreds of migrants back to the Caribbean nation from a camp on the U.S.-Mexican border. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.

Harris added that the United States has given temporary protected status to 55,000 Haitian migrants, and recently extended it to over 100,000, she said.

She also announced a $1.2 bln investment to help 3 million schoolchildren access and afford broadband services around the country.

'The View' hosts test positive for COVID, scuttling VP Harris's first in-studio interview
 

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Red Riley
Red Riley Sep 26, 2021 7:00AM ET
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time for the view, really? don't you have something better to do like fix the border or a million other serious things
Darren Caris
Darren Caris Sep 24, 2021 10:40PM ET
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Ebola would have been better
Ric Flair
Ric Flair Sep 24, 2021 12:56PM ET
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Sab sab you should be more worried about your natural gas puts haha
Sabi Sab
SabiSab Sep 24, 2021 12:13PM ET
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Hey, I have a question.  Our Vice President is sure fully vaccinated.  What's the fear for anyway, if as what Biden's administration has claimed, even if fully vaccinated people come down with Covid 19, it will be mild, and will not pass the virus around?  LIES!
Randall Paul
Randall Paul Sep 24, 2021 12:09PM ET
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the worst show I've ever seen. my God insults the intelligence. thank God I watched it once my sister loves it. say no more
Trevor Roberts
LimitUp Sep 24, 2021 12:04PM ET
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This is Carmello’s wheelhouse, should be a stellar show
milena villa escobar
milena villa escobar Sep 24, 2021 11:53AM ET
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Crappy show with crappy guests.  I'm surprised they're still on. It's a sad commentary on the viewing public
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Sep 24, 2021 11:38AM ET
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“The View” is Democrat ran propaganda show to indoctrinate the masses to embrace socialism
Paul Fields
Paul Fields Sep 24, 2021 11:38AM ET
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You're right on target, man! And on top of that (or maybe because of that), what a crappy show!
 
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