Furious Stars Tear Into Donald Trump Following Latest Coronavirus Comments: 'Gasping For Air. And Credibility'

The president remarking that people should not be afraid of Covid-19 has sparked some strong reactions.

A number of furious Hollywood stars have been voicing their anger following US president Donald Trump’s latest comments about the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday night, Trump returned to the White House after three days in hospital, having been diagnosed with Covid-19 at the end of last week.

After posing for photographs after removing his face covering, Trump posted a video on Twitter in which he urged Americans not to be “afraid” of the virus.


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020

“Don’t let it dominate. Don’t let it take over your lives. Don’t let that happen,” he said.

“We have the greatest country in the world. We’re going back. We’re going back to work. We’re going to be out front. As your leader, I had to do that. I knew there’s danger to it, but I had to do it.”

He also told Americans not to be “afraid” of the virus, saying a vaccine would be “coming momentarily”.

Trump removes his face covering after returning to the White House
Trump removes his face covering after returning to the White House
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Since the video was posted, a number of Trump’s famous detractors have criticised his message, including Marvel star Chris Evans and showbiz legend Bette Midler.

“Don’t be afraid of Covid?!” Chris questioned. “You’ve been under round-the-clock care by the best doctors using the best drugs. Do you really think everyone has access to that?!”

Don’t be afraid of Covid?!

You’ve been under round-the-clock care by the best doctors using the best drugs. Do you really think everyone has access to that?!

Sadly, I’m sure you’re aware of that disparity, you just don’t care

This is reckless to a shocking degree, even for you https://t.co/H8CGlD9DcZ

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 5, 2020

Bette also blasted the president’s “selfishness”, branding him “idiot in chief”:

The sick #IdiotInChief just tweeted that “I never felt better in 20 years. Don’t be afraid of getting COVID!”
TELL THAT TO THE DEAD! Must be pumped up from steroids & getting medications no one else in the world can get. He shoulda said “#ImHighAsAKite#Base, go get Covid!

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 5, 2020

Can you believe how selfish this #presidentprick is? As long as he’s fine the rest of US can drop dead. We need to teach Civics again! Too many people don’t know how this democracy is supposed to work! https://t.co/h48LggUDX9

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 5, 2020

Others have shared their thoughts about Trump’s comments, as well as the footage of him removing his face mask upon his return to the White House:

When trump,Or As We Call
Him,”Covid Mary”,Starts 2 Say Insane Shit That Gets AMERICANS KILLED,ITS 2
MUCH🤯.No One But
trump Gets HUNDREDS OF
“LIAR,LIAR👖ON🔥.”Ps HES ALSO JACKED UP ON STEROIDS🤪 pic.twitter.com/VMxh81s5kt

— Cher (@cher) October 5, 2020

“Don’t be afraid of Covid” he dares say to those of us who have lost loved ones to Covid. This man is evil. https://t.co/Ap2dlviXz4

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 5, 2020

You don’t have covid for the weekend. He either has it and doesn’t give a fuck who gets it from him, or he never had it.

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) October 5, 2020

The steroids have really kicked in. https://t.co/5bzF2VafLQ

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 5, 2020

The President of the United States, who is carrying a viral contagion, just took his fucking mask off for a photo opp. America, this must end. It simply must end. Vote

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 5, 2020

“Don’t be afraid of Covid” America! With a helicopter at your disposal and access to treatments only a President can get, you too will get though this just fine in time to get back to your state of the art in-house medical facility with 24 hour care and the best doctors around! https://t.co/PKkhl3qZHu

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 5, 2020

I like presidents who learn from their experience and don't give the American public dangerous advice. https://t.co/v4tyyn6f0K

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 5, 2020

Gasping for air. And credibility. pic.twitter.com/1pDvaYcAbj

— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) October 6, 2020

Me when I was a teenager trying not to cough while cyphing blunts https://t.co/02uUYi5Qie

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 6, 2020

I still have the lung power and I wore less makeup. This revival is closing November 3rd. pic.twitter.com/vRQ4LepACv

— Patti LuPone (@PattiLuPone) October 6, 2020

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway – whose husband has been in intensive care for the last six months due to Covid complications – also shared her view during Tuesday’s show.

“It’s extraordinary isn’t it?” she began. “It is extraordinary. It’s heartbreaking, actually.

“His attitude, you could argue, sanctioned the behaviour at that event whenever it was in September. Now nine people have been infected, 10 including him, would they have even traced many of the other people?”


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