Trump critics use president’s positive coronavirus test to mock and lecture


While many on social media sent their best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump early Friday after the President confirmed they both tested positive for the coronavirus, others took the time to criticize or make negative comments.


“Tonight will reveal to us where we all think the line is comic,” tweeted director Judd Apatow, known for films like “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgon” on the likely prospect for which the diagnosis of the president would be more interesting. jokes.

“Maybe you shouldn’t have made fun of people for wearing masks,” commented screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer, who wrote “Ms. Doubtfire,” on Twitter. “Maybe you shouldn’t have cheered on the crowds. Maybe you shouldn’t have told the CDC what to report. Maybe you don’t deserve to be POTUS. ”

She added, “If this vile, science-denying SOB, discouraging masks and encouraging crowds puts Joe Biden or his family in danger, I might lose my mind. You? ”

“I just heard that Hope Hicks has tested positive for Covid,” actress and frequent Trump critic Bette Midler tweeted before the president confirmed he had tested positive. “The timing is so interesting. I guess quarantining Trump will mean no rallies, and more debate. Convenient. It’s horrible to always think of the worst, but after four years of relentless lies? We cannot be helped. There is no more trust. ”

Actor and director Rob Reiner tweeted, “That fucking hoax. ”

“Twitter was created for tonight,” wrote Andy Lassner, executive producer of “The Ellen Show”.

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill tweeted that if there was anything positive that could come from the president’s positive test, “it would be his followers who would re-evaluate their opinions. If they now agree to lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory mask wear, we could squash the virus like we should have done from the start. He hashtagged the post #ButIAlsoBelieveInTheToothFairy.

Lawyer George Conway, a frequent critic of Trump, has attempted to make a political point.

“He failed to protect the country,” Conway wrote. “He couldn’t even protect himself. ”

Anti-Trump intelligence commentator Malcolm Nance already appeared to be preparing for Trump to step down.

“THINK ABOUT IT,” Nance wrote. “OMG. If Trump and Pence both fall. @TeamPelosi could be president! ”

Norman Ornstein, resident researcher at the American Enterprise Institute and contributor to Atlantic, said he was in the debate room on Tuesday. “All of Trump’s entourage came with masks, took them off as soon as they sat down, refused to put them on at the request of the staff at the Cleveland Clinic,” he tweeted. “Defiantly flout the law and the rules. And Trump shouting just 8-10 feet from Biden for 90 minutes. Oy. ”

“I hope he makes a full recovery. Hope everyone around him will avoid long term health issues. I’m still going to point out that he’s a fool to have caught him after six months making fun of people wearing masks ”David Hogg, survivor of the Parkland school shooting, tweeted in conversation with broadcaster Piers Morgan calling out those who wished the president bad.


“Mr. President, if this information is confirmed, I wish you and the First Lady good luck,” tweeted former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro. “I hope this is a wake-up call that this virus is not a hoax or something cured by injecting bleach. We need a plan, not the same divisive and dangerous rhetoric.


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