As Americans across the country prepare to gradually emerge from an ongoing coronavirus-related lockdown, one prominent TV personality made it clear she does not intend to leave home any time soon.
Joy Behar, a co-host of ABC’s The View, broke the news Friday that she has decided to remain at home until after Election Day.
Her on-air revelation came during a discussion with co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who cited public fears surrounding plans to reopen the nation’s economy.
“Prepared to stay put”
“A lot of people don’t seem to be ready to step outside yet, according to a survey,” Goldberg said.
She went on to reference one poll showing that 4 in 10 Americans “plan to avoid public spaces as much as possible until long after everything is over.”
While Goldberg said she does not “think you can actually do it like that,” Behar seemed to disagree.
Asked how long she was “prepared to stay put,” Behar told Goldberg she is “prepared” for the long haul.
“I think I’m going to have to stay put at least until November when Trump is out of office because he is not — he’s not putting the tests out there,” she said.
“I am not leaving this house”
Of course, even if Trump is defeated on Election Day, he will remain in office until January.
“Until everybody gets tested or certainly people that I’m going to be visiting or places that I’m going to go to, I am not leaving this house,” Behar continued.
Behar’s outspoken criticism of the president is nothing new. She said Trump’s election in 2016 left her “in mourning,” calling it a “hideous night” for the country.
In comments she made about a year ago, Behar described Trump’s “track record” as evidence that leads her to believe he is “probably a fraud and a loser.”
Trump has long been able to get under the skin of Behar and many others in the media. As the nation continues its battle against the coronavirus, it appears the nation’s leader is keeping at least one of his most vocal critics in an indefinite quarantine simply by virtue of remaining in office.