- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sunny Hostin of “The View” embraced a coronavirus conspiracy theory on Tuesday as the reason why President Trump wants to get Americans back to work. 

The ABC show’s co-host told Whoopi Goldberg and Sara Haines that an economic recession or depression for roughly 330 million Americans were less on Mr. Trump’s mind than the financial health of his bank accounts.

The president has said he would “love to have the country opened up and raring to go by Easter,” if the pandemic threat subsides by mid-April.

“When you look at Trump’s personal businesses, you know that he is losing almost $500,000 a day because 6 out of his 7 hotels are losing money,” Ms. Hostin said, NewsBusters reported. “They are shuttered every day, and that is why our Founding fathers put the emoluments clause into the Constitution, because our president should be more concerned about the lives of Americans rather than lining his own pockets and I think that’s what this is really about!”

The co-host also blasted 69-year-old Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for recent comments in which he said, “Let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it and those of us who are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country. Don’t do that. Don’t ruin this great American dream.”

Ms. Hostin said his comments were “despicable and disgusting.”

“What he said was that the lives of our seniors, at least my take, are expendable, that they’re not worth it, that seniors would be willing to give up their lives so that their grandchildren could have a better economy,” she added. “We can save our grandparents if we just stay at home!”

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