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Sunny Hostin, co-host on “The View,” attempted to bait billionaire Mark Cuban three times into attacking President Donald Trump over his COVID-19 response.

Three times, Cuban refused.

Cuban appeared via video on Tuesday’s broadcast to discuss the coronavirus pandemic gripping the U.S. and the rest of the world.

“You know, in January, though, experts were raising the alarm about the coronavirus to President Trump, and some say that his refusal to respond quickly, efficiently, appropriately enough cost lives, American lives,” she said. “What are your thoughts about his leadership during the pandemic?”

Cuban responded by saying he believed the president was doing the best of his ability.

“You know,” he began, “I’m not a fan of President Trump, but I’m not going to rip on him either, because any senator could have stood up and said something and screamed loud. Any congressperson could have. I mean, nobody did. I didn’t have high expectations from President Trump, but I’m not going to throw him under the bus.”

When it was clear that Hostin wasn’t getting what she was looking for, she attempted a more direct approach.

“Trump’s approval ratings match his all-time high — 49% — the highest mark since he’s been in office,” she said. “Are we underestimating how Americans are viewing his handling of this crisis?”

Cuban was unmoved.

“No,” he responded. “You know, he’s doing the best he can, and here’s what I’ll say, and I’m not a fan of his, but what’s real is real. When you have imperfect information, you make imperfect decisions. We’re not in a ready, aim, fire mode. That makes it tough. No matter what he did, it’s going to be wrong for some people.”

Hostin, determined, attempted one last time to encourage Cuban to attack Trump.

“Mark, you know, many people are calling Governor Cuomo ‘President Cuomo’ at this point for the way he’s leading New York state during this pandemic, but President Trump berated him saying, he needs to do more … Is this how President Trump should be spending his time?” she asked. “Criticizing the governor of one of the hardest hit states?”

Although he agreed personal attacks were unnecessary, Cuban reiterated a third time that he would not take the bait.

“There’s no good reason just to rip on, you know, I’m ripping on politicians generically, but the decisions that have been made particularly from the president, he is who he is. I’m not just going to stand around and tear him apart,” Cuban insisted. “President Trump can tweet about whatever he wants. I’m looking to see people doing work, and are we trying to solve things coming out of the government? Yes, we are. That’s what I focus on.”

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  • Dusty says:

    Exactly what this show does day after day but attack everything this President does. Even Meghan just is not going to ever fight for him per her father. So much for her being Conservative. Mark is super I have seen him on a few other shows and does the same . How it should be now on what we do and say to walk this disaster together now. How easy for Miss rich Sunny married to a Dr to sit there and condemn anything that this Pres is trying to do now. Different then a campaign. People are dying. Pres is doing all he can with all the experts everywhere so stop this on THE View. Whoopi was not happy per Newt on today her facials were not pleasant while he tried to talk. NY has a real problem now we will have to ck out later on what went wrong? Was this the letting in of international the whole world come home and how many brought in the virus? We just closed totally the borders was this too late? We can get help for all of these people now in New York we can move patients to the states not having this many cases by military planes , by ambulance paramedics are well trained. So there are other ways to give relief. STOP the blame game. Trump did not need this job ever and if I was his wife I would say enough lets go home and try to get our businesses back and enjoy our lives let the younger take over. Maybe even a Mark will arise. Sick of the liberal horrible negative CNN and MSNBC. Morning Joe has become the worst and I was a fan years ago not anymore way too biased. Not the Joe I voted for in Fla. someone never recognize. Mayor in Miami is doing fairly well. Asym now but pos on his test. Mayor says they have the higher cases and they just two weeks ago had a GAY parade there with thousands. Hmm and New Orleans had Mardi Gras and are suffering. Hmm. Rest of us sit at home bored. Hmm. Way more to learn in the future those who become so very ill majority above 60 most who die. Now let our medical and scientist move forward and find out per all we are learning now? Have so much later to discover from the time China hid this?

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