With the announcement Thursday that President Biden has COVID comes the naked double standard in how the liberal media treat an ill Republican president. In a perfect example, The View gave Biden a “get well soon dude,” meanwhile they angrily denounced how then-President Trump was receiving “privileged treatment” “at taxpayer expense” and compared him to a dictator.

On October 5, 2020, the Monday after the news of Trump’s diagnosis broke, co-host Whoopi Goldberg opened the show by whining about his treatment. “He’s the head of the free world. So he’s — whatever they’re giving him, they’re giving him to pump him up and make him look like he ain’t sick,” she huffed.

By the end of the segment, she was angrily denouncing it:

I guess he’s forgotten — he says he gets it now. You can’t possibly get it. You didn’t go through it. You — whatever you have or whatever you got, they got to you and they gave you everything you needed to do. But everybody else, the rest of the people of the United States of America don’t get to do what you do. They don’t get to do what you do.

And not only did people die from this, and continue to die from it. You just basically said to everybody, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. You can do — look at me. Look at what I’m doing, but we’re not you. Thank God.

Yet for Biden’s diagnosis, Goldberg responded with her best wishes. “I’m sure we all wish him a speedy recovery,” she said. “Well, get well soon, dude.”

 

 

But Goldberg wasn’t the only cast member on the show that day that didn’t appreciate the treatment Trump was receiving. After paying lip service and claiming her “heart skipped a beat” seeing Trump flown to the hospital, Ana Navarro RAGED (click “expand”):

Whoopi, I don’t know how many Americans felt like I did, but I can tell you on Friday I felt a lot of sympathy. And when we saw the chopper that was going to airlift him on the South Lawn, my heart skipped a beat because whether I like him or not, he’s the president of the United States, and no normal human wants another human being to suffer harm or get very, very sick or die.

But as we went through the weekend and I saw more video of him mocking Hillary Clinton when she had pneumonia in 2016, of these super-spreader events that have been held in the White House where now so many we know have gotten infected, when we learn about the hubris of the Trump kids of that debate who got asked by Cleveland Clinic representatives to wear a mask and refused to do so, and when we saw him flaunt his privilege and go out in that motorcade –

“So, the treatment he’s getting at taxpayer expense is privileged treatment that the president of the United States receives, and for him to flaunt it by going out there like he’s queen Elizabeth waving from the motorcade and from the limousine,” she shouted. “And it angered me and angered me and angered me the more the weekend went by!”

Co-host Joy Behar also despised Trump’s drive-by wave to let people know he was doing okay. “I’m watching that car, the parade yesterday with him in the car, that was right out of a dictator’s playbook. You know? Parade the dictator around so that the world and America — the country can see that he’s still alive and he’s still robust,” she sneered.

In contrast, Behar agreed with Goldberg on Thursday that they wished Biden a speedy recovery. And co-host Sara Haines quipped: “I wish I was isolating at the White House. Can you bring me a grilled cheese ASAP?” Meanwhile, co-host Sunny Hostin seemed to mock Trump’s trip to the hospital:

I mean, the good news is that he’s double boosted, he’s fully vaccinated. This is a very different situation than when the former president had COVID before he wasn’t vaccinated and, you know, that sort of thing where he had to be medevacked, you know, out of the White House. I think this president is going to be just fine.

And in a different part of their October episode, they were concerned then-Vice President Mike “typhoid” Pence would give COVID to Kamala Harris at a debate.

This double standard in caring about the health of a president is made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Ensure and Swiffer. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s The View
October 5, 2020
11:02:46 a.m. Eastern

(…)

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: He’s the head of the free world. So he’s — whatever they’re giving him, they’re giving him to pump him up and make him look like he ain’t sick. So, does this seem like he’s a changed man to you, Joy? Does he get it now?

JOY BEHAR: Well, when I watched that — I’m watching that car, the parade yesterday with him in the car, that was right out of a dictator’s playbook. You know? Parade the dictator around so that the world and America — the country can see that he’s still alive and he’s still robust. But, you know, I thought to myself, usually the hostages are not driving the car.

The thing about getting it, he certainly gets it now. Now that I get it, this coronavirus, it’s not a hoax anymore. That’s what he learned.

(…)

11:06:58 a.m. Eastern

ANA NAVARRO: Whoopi, I don’t know how many Americans felt like I did, but I can tell you on Friday I felt a lot of sympathy. And when we saw the chopper that was going to air lift him on the South Lawn, my heart skipped a beat because whether I like him or not, he’s the president of the United States, and no normal human wants another human being to suffer harm or get very, very sick or die.

But as we went through the weekend and I saw more video of him mocking Hillary Clinton when she had pneumonia in 2016, of these super-spreader events that have been held in the White House where now so many we know have gotten infected, when we learn about the hubris of the Trump kids of that debate who got asked by Cleveland Clinic representatives to wear a mask and refused to do so, and when we saw him flaunt his privilege and go out in that motorcade –

Look, my best friend’s aunt – Her aunt Marian died of COVID. My husband’s son-in-law’s father 68-year-old died of COVID! And let me tell you! They didn’t get to leave the hospital! They were laying in hallways because there were no empty rooms where they could be! They had to say good-bye to their loved ones on FaceTime! Okay? Many of them couldn’t get plasma! It took days and days! They couldn’t get Remdesivir because there was a shortage in the worst times when that happened in places like Miami and New York!

So, the treatment he’s getting at taxpayer expense is privileged treatment that the president of the United States receives, and for him to flaunt it by going out there like he’s queen Elizabeth waving from the motorcade and from the limousine, while so many sick people didn’t get the same chance or the same treatment, didn’t have ten doctors and a team attending to his beck and call, while he – His is just so insensitive!

And it angered me and angered me and angered me the more the weekend went by!

GOLDBERG: Well, I have to say the same thing. I have the same sympathy that they exhibited for Kristen Urquiza. She’s the young lady that was at the Democratic convention and she’s very angry at you-know-who because her — she said, my father’s only pre-existing condition was trusting you-know-who, and he was — he was a factory worker. Supporter of the president and believed him about the virus. And they mocked her. They mocked her.

I guess he’s forgotten — he says he gets it now. You can’t possibly get it. You didn’t go through it. You — whatever you have or whatever you got, they got to you and they gave you everything you needed to do. But everybody else, the rest of the people of the United States of America don’t get to do what you do. They don’t get to do what you do.

And not only did people die from this, and continue to die from it. You just basically said to everybody, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. You can do — look at me. Look at what I’m doing, but we’re not you. Thank God.

We’ll be right back.

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