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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.
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.”
“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.
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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.”