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Celebs react to Trump’s ‘don’t be afraid of COVID’ tweet

As Trump and COVID-19 began to trend on Twitter, several familiar names joined the conversation: Mandy Moore, Padma Lakshmi, Chris Evans, Ava DuVernay and more.

Don’t be afraid of covid? Tell that to the 210,000 families who have lost loved ones. To the Black, Brown and Indigenous folks disproportionately affected. With tens of millions of jobs lost and the economy tanked. Many of us isolated for months. You’re the cruelest. #votehimout

— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) October 5, 2020

Like when you were exposed to COVID-19, got it & went to a fundraiser without telling anyone, posed for photos, met w/ soldiers, rode around w/ secret service & then said “don’t be afraid of COVID” while pumped up w/ exclusive experimental treatments from your hospital stay?

— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) October 5, 2020

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

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 5, 2020

“Don’t be afraid of Covid.“ How preposterous!  210,000 American people have lost their lives! Children have lost their parents. Mothers and fathers are gone! How dare he say such a stupid thing.

— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 5, 2020

“Don’t be afraid of Covid” should be the end of Trump’s presidency and the Republican Party.

— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) October 5, 2020

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

The U.S. is now fighting its worst health crisis in more than a century – with more than 210,000 Americans dead from Covid-19 and nearly 7.5 million who have come down with the virus – @realDonaldTrump just said: “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) October 5, 2020

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