In his Twitter post sharing his test results, Trump wrote, “We will get through this TOGETHER!” The first lady shared similar messaging.
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
Milano wrote that she “wouldn’t wish this virus on my worst enemy.”
As someone who has had #COVID19 and still suffers from post-covid syndrome, I can honestly say with all that I am that I wouldn’t wish this virus on my worst enemy.
Please wear a mask.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2020
Rachel Maddow, a frequent critic of Trump on her cable show, asked that “if you pray, please pray for their speedy recovery” … and for the recovery of “everyone infected, everywhere.”
God bless the president and the first lady. If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery — and for everyone infected, everywhere.
This virus is horrific and merciless — no one would wish its wrath on anyone.
We must get its spread under control. Enough.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 2, 2020
Kathy Griffin, who was the subject of a two-month federal investigation after her photo shoot with a fake severed head of the president, wasn’t as sympathetic.
Ok fine. I’ll pray for him and the wife on one condition.
NOT mild symptoms.
And they each go on a ventilator, for at least 5 days.
That’s my best and final.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 2, 2020
Mark Hamill says he hopes it’s a teachable moment as far as trusting medical experts.
If anything positive can come him testing positive, it would be his followers reevaluating their opinions. If they will now accept a lockdown, social distancing & mandatory mask-wearing, we could crush the virus like we should have from the start. #ButIAlsoBelieveInTheToothFairy https://t.co/uh0Y5FF4A7
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 2, 2020
Ken Jeong, a physician before a comedic actor, stressed that people should wear masks and trust science.
Many have resurfaced Trump’s past comments about the virus — especially back in February when he said “Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus” and it’s “their new hoax.”
Is it still a “Democrat hoax?” Are you still going to mock people for wearing masks? Are you sorry for lying to the American people for months? I ask these b/c I assume you’ll get the best taxpayer funded gov’t healthcare avail + genuinely hope you recover. But you owe us answers https://t.co/cOvMX7eElq
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 2, 2020
But we were told this was a hoax.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) October 2, 2020
NEWS: POTUS CONFIRMS HE HAS THE HOAX
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) October 2, 2020
But it’s a Democratic Hoax? How could this have happened?! And WHY did you get tested?! That’s what causes it!
One more question: Do you care about pre-existing conditions now?
Because YOU now have one.
One that YOU called deadly.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 2, 2020
Wow. He tested positive. As did Melania. Will his supporters still say this is a hoax? I guess it sort of depends on whether or not he gets very ill from it?
— Anthony Rapp Black Lives Matter (@albinokid) October 2, 2020
but…why would you get tested for the hoax when you’ve said many times that is what causes the hoax? that was your first mistake !!! i just can’t believe the democrats would do this to you. them and all their irresponsible hoaxes.
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) October 2, 2020
Trump’s quote “It is what it is” while discussing the death toll in September. (“They are dying. That’s true. And you — it is what it is,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can. It’s under control as much as you can control it.”)” data-reactid=”70″>People have also used Trump’s quote “It is what it is” while discussing the death toll in September. (“They are dying. That’s true. And you — it is what it is,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can. It’s under control as much as you can control it.”)
“It is what it is.” – Trump
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) October 2, 2020
Here are some more, running the gamut:
Does anyone know why @Mike_Pence is running around in circles, throwing little pieces of Wonder bread in the air?
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 2, 2020
They will have access to every medical support and intervention imaginable. I just hope I don’t have to hear later “it’s just a bad flu”.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 2, 2020
Of course Trump didn’t know he had covid he never had taste in the first place?
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) October 2, 2020
Tonight will reveal where we all think the line is comedically.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 2, 2020
Of course, Trump supporters have his back. Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, wrote that the “strength of the entire country” is with the Trumps.
The strength of the entire country is with President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS.
America stands united.
Our country stands strong.
Your President will continue to put the People first!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 2, 2020
James Woods offered his prayers to the president and first lady.
In my 73 years on this earth I have never witnessed a man and his family be put to the test like this President and First Lady have been. God challenges those who are needed most. While the Left is no doubt sniggering with glee, we patriots pray for our @POTUS and our @FLOTUS. pic.twitter.com/I8ahcFjYHs
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 2, 2020
Fox News’s Tomi Lahren says he’ll “defeat this just like you defeat everything else.”