On Monday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” the liberal cohosts tried to take down Dallas beauty salon owner Shelley Luther, but she refused to back down and quickly flipped the script on the smug leftwing women.
Luther headlines populated airwaves last week when she reopened her salon and refused to close it amidst the coronavirus pandemic, even when sentenced to spending days in jail. After public outcry, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott freed Luther, much to the dismay of liberals around the country who thought she belongs in jail simply for reopening her business to feed her family. Unsurprising, liberal cohost on “The View,” Sunny Hostin, immediately went after her during Monday’s appearance.
“Shelley, coronavirus cases are already rising in Texas and across the country where restrictions have been lifted, and you’re worried about your staff and your customers,” Hostin said. “I mean, I would assume you’re worried about your staff and your customers getting sick, since there’s now an uptick because of people not following the rules like yourself.”
Though this was clearly meant to be an attack, Luther ignored it to instead flip the script and point out that the number of cases seemed to be increasing all over the country because there is now easier access to COVID-19 testing.
“What we need to look at is the number of deaths, if that is plateauing at all, and to make sure that we have room in our hospital beds,” Luther replied. “And Texas has plenty of room in their beds and are able to care for the people that need to come in at this time.”
“As a matter of fact, there’s doctors and nurses getting furloughed because there’s not enough work,” she added.
SALON OWNER SPEAKS OUT: Texas hair salon owner Shelley Luther defends her decision on @TheView to defy lockdown orders and reopen her business, telling us she “didn’t want to be the reason” her hair stylists “weren’t making money.” https://t.co/z4cip9m4Lm pic.twitter.com/asRmW3jN0U
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Later in the interview, Luther found herself being lectured by Whoopi Goldberg. “I would like to hear you put some of that fury and that passion toward the governments that didn’t take care of the people, because that’s what they’re supposed to do,” Goldberg suggested. “So I want you to get out there and fight for all those folks who are not getting what they’re supposed to be getting, and not getting the information that they need, and then I think I’ll feel better about watching you tell people ‘I’m feeding my people.'”
In the end, Luther ended up coming out of the interview looking far more intelligent and classy than the women of “The View” could ever hope to be. Nice try, Sunny and Whoopi, but this was just another major fail for you both!