While they were live on air last Friday, the conservative columnist and fellow panelist Hostin were asked to exit the set due to testing positive for COVID-19.
The Comment That Riled Her Up
Trump Jr. took to Twitter to poke fun at the 49-year-old. A few hours after her exit, he tweeted:
“Given the Ana Navarro news, I think it’s time for a national conversation about the dangers of Covid-19 & obesity.”
Trump Jr. is one of his father’s most notable political surrogates who helps run the Trump Organization and has an identical provocative style on TV and social media.
Upon her return to “The View” for Monday’s episode, days after Trump Jr. made his public remark on her weight, Navarro clapped back at the son of the former president.
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The conservative commentator who has always been open with her criticisms of the Trump family regarded Trump Jr.’s comment as hypocritical.
The 49-year-old said the author believed it was appropriate to use the false news that she had COVID as an opportunity to take a shot at her weight. Navarro said,
“Babe, I take a shot at my weight every day, okay? Unlike you, I have a mirror, and I know I have a weight issue.”
The columnist commented on Trump Jr.’s career, saying he was “a dimwit with no skill, or talent or significant accomplishments, living off your father’s fame and name and fortune.”
The political strategist mentioned that was why the businessman wanted to draw attention to himself.
She suggested that if Trump Jr. wanted to discuss “COVID and obesity,” he should have done so “last October when your elderly obese father had it.”
The wife of Al Cárdenas said the link between COVID- 19 and obesity was a “legitimate conversation to have” with the former president “whose butt is the size of a studio apartment in New Jersey.”
Co-host Joy Behar agreed with Navarro, adding that the people with “nothing to say” are those who stoop to attacking others because of their looks.
The Live Impromptu Exit
The Blast reported that last Friday, fans of “The View” were surprised when the show’s producers asked Navarro and Hostin to leave the show’s set.
While seated at the “Hot Topics” table for an interview with Harris, executive producer Brian Teta told the pair to “step off for a second.”
The show then went to commercial. Back on air, Behar credited Hostin and Navor’s abrupt exit to testing positive to COVID-19 despite being vaccinated.
Navarro and Hostin are safe and sound as the tests turned out to be false positives.