Ivanka Trump is happy to put herself on the line.
On Wednesday’s “The View”, co-host Joy Behar addressed Donald Trump’s claims that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready very soon.
Describing her lack of trust in the U.S. president, Behar explained that vaccines normally take years to develop, and Donald is likely more concerned with politics than public health.
“He will push anything to get re-elected. Don’t fall for it,” Behar said. “And by the way, I will take the vaccine after Ivanka takes it.”
On Twitter, Ivanka took Behar up on that challenge:
Deal @JoyVBehar. I would come on your show to do so.
I trust the FDA and so should all Americans. Vanquishing this virus should be our collective top priority. https://t.co/FXb0Dqjdio
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 10, 2020
At a recent health conference, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert in the U.S., said that he is optimistic a vaccine will be ready by “the end of the year,” but added that it is “unlikely” it will be available before the American presidential election on Nov. 3.
Dr. Fauci’s comments come after a press conference on Monday in which the president suggested that a vaccine could be ready before the election.