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‘The View’ co-host Sunny Hostin says she plans to sue Trump after her in-laws die from COVID


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“View” Co-host Sunny Hostin told viewers Thursday that her family is considering suing the Trump administration over the deaths of her in-laws after they died of the coronavirus at the height of the pandemic.

Co-host Joy Behar asked Hostin during an on-air segment if it was possible to take legal action against Trump White House officials over the number of US deaths caused. by COVID-19.

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Hostin, a former federal prosecutor, said she had “explored” the idea, adding that her family held the Trump administration responsible for the 2020 deaths of her husband’s parents.

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“My family put a lot of thought into it, especially because Manny [Emmanuel Hostin] parents died of COVID, and I blame the Trump administration for that,” she said.

“But can you sue them?” Behar asked. “Not that he has any money.”

‘The View’ co-host Sunny Hostin says she plans to sue Trump after her in-laws die from COVID

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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“We explored it,” Hostin said. “We thought about it. Ultimately, Hostin said they decided not to sue because executive privilege shielded former President Trump from a lawsuit of this nature.

Her husband’s parents, Drs. A. Emmanuel and Maria Jesus Hostin, died of complications from COVID-19 at ages 83 and 78, USA Today reported at the time.

‘The View’ co-host Sunny Hostin says she plans to sue Trump after her in-laws die from COVID

Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin from “The View”.
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Hostin announced their passing during a January 2021 segment of “The View,” revealing that even “after extensive contact tracing, we still don’t know how they got this virus and disease.”

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