The View co-host opened up on Tuesday’s episode (March 16) by implying that the Vice President contributed to reluctance to get the coronavirus vaccine, showing a clip of her from back in 2020 when she said she wouldn’t trust the vaccine if it had been created under President Donald Trump.
“She’s expressing skepticism about the vaccine under the Trump administration. A lot of Republicans I know are expressing skepticism about the vaccine under the Biden administration. Which is why this has been so dangerous that this has become so politicized. Both sides are equally responsible for this. But the media really lauded her at the time when she said that she didn’t get nearly enough pushback,” she said.
“Republicans are contrarian by nature, we are built from my very fabric up to question authority and question big government. And when big government is saying you have to do X, Y and Z, we’re going to question it. I’m going to question it.”
That said, Meghan said she trusted doctors and would get the vaccine on-air if possible – although she did have lingering doubts about Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“I know I’m going to get eviscerated for saying this. But I don’t 100% trust him, I don’t think that he is an unbiased actor in any of this and he is a government official — I’m one of those people who feel that way about him.”
Check out part of the conversation inside.
For information on getting the coronavirus vaccine, head to cdc.gov.