Donald Trump has been downplaying the coronavirus since he first had knowledge about it. He decided that he would promote not wearing a mask and even make fun of his political opponent for wearing one. He also held rallies with thousands of crammed people with no social distancing. As a result, the president tested positive for COVID-19.
A day after learning of Trump’s positive test results, Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler launched a Twitter tirade threatening China for giving the president the virus.
She tweeted the following:
“Remember: China gave this virus to our President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS. WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.”
WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) October 2, 2020
While the virus has killed over 205,000 Americans, Loeffler thought now would be the appropriate moment to launch a senseless threat against China.
Needless to say, many commenters pointed out that Trump downplayed the virus and refused to wear a mask which put him at high risk of being infected. Here are some of the best responses:
WOULDN’T protect himself and wouldn’t protect us…..
— Terry Mann (@TerryMann3) October 2, 2020
It'll be gone by April, like a miracle!
— Rob Ruttan (@RuttanPhoto) October 2, 2020
That is the stupidest of hot takes ever. If only there was ANYTHING he could have done to avoid getting sick.
— Jason Boxt (@jboxt1) October 2, 2020
Especially when it’s willful negligence
— Laura Ryerson (@LauraRyerson1) October 2, 2020
Really? I thought it was Hope Hicks?
— Dr Tammy Boyce (@tamboyce) October 2, 2020
OH MY GOD. I can't believe you wrote that tweet and sent it.
— Katieinjc (@KatherineArabis) October 2, 2020
This is insane and dangerous talk. I know your mad that you didn't get a heads up about this one so you could dump your stocks, but still
— Matt Singer (@matthewjsinger) October 2, 2020
They gave it to themselves. They have every tool possible to protect themselves and they chose not to.
— Crickster (@crickadoodledoo) October 2, 2020
So much for personal responsibility eh????
— Larry Regan (@Dad716) October 2, 2020
— thefriendlydrelb (@morgulthedrelb) October 2, 2020
The virus is a hoax.
It was just around the corner from going away.
It's gonna disappear.
Drink/inject bleach and you'll be fine.
Don't wear a mask. Make fun of people who wear masks.#TrumpLied204KAmericansDied
— 𝕂𝕚𝕥 💙 Vote out the racist (@SurferKit) October 2, 2020