‘The View’: Ex Co-Host Abby Huntsman Gets COVID-19 Results After Father Tests Positive

Abby Huntsman, former co-host of The View, left the show earlier this year to focus on running her father’s political efforts. The TV journalist is supporting Jon Huntsman’s campaign for governor in the state of Utah. However, they received a setback just weeks away the state is supposed to hold its primary. Jon has tested positive for COVID-19, and Abby feared she had it as well.

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Abby Huntsman gets coronavirus test results

The former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is running for office once again. Ahead of the primary contest, he has learned he tested positive for COVID-19.

“After a second try, test results came back positive for COVID-19,” Huntsman tweeted on June 10. “Have been experiencing classic symptoms..like so many others, my goal is to keep my family safe. Though isolated temporarily, we’ve never been more energized in this important race for Governor. The work goes on!”

Abby has been in close proximity to her father as their political efforts continue. She recently updated her followers about the results of her coronavirus test.

“What a week it’s been for our family,” she tweeted. “My test from last week finally came back negative but will go back for another test today after living in the same house as my dad. Hoping the state can figure out its testing complications as this is too important to get wrong.”

Abby’s former ABC talk show co-host, Meghan McCain, added words of encouragement during this nerve-wracking moment.

“Stay safe girl,” McCain tweeted.

In another tweet, Abby said as of now her father was the only one that had tested positive after getting a negative test result the first time.

“Thanks to so many for [the] prayers and well-wishes,” Abby wrote. “So far, only Jon Huntsman has tested positive, [the] rest of our house is negative. Still all at risk after being exposed unnecessarily when dad got [a] false negative and then four out it was opened and thrown out. Staying positive.”

Abby Huntsman quits ‘The View’

At the beginning of 2020, Huntsman announced she was quitting the show. The news took many by surprise after rumors she had a fall out with McCain, who later confirmed there had been a tiff between them. However, Huntsman downplayed the gossip that was being reported about the show.

“People go nuts with rumors on this show and this week has been no exception,” Huntsman said during her final episode, “I just want to be as clear as I possibly can, this has been a dream come true, this has been an incredible job, I do love everyone at this table.”

“I just want to make it as clear as day, with everything that has been written about this place. I am leaving so thankful for all the new friends that I have here, for the friends I had before and still have and for the opportunity because this place has changed my life for the better,” Huntsman added.

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