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Chris Evans, Bette Midler join celebs slamming Trump's 'don't be afraid of Covid' tweet: 'Tell that to the dead'

'This is reckless to a shocking degree, even for you,' Evans wrote while Midler tweeted, 'Must be pumped up from steroids & getting medications no one else in the world can get'
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President Donald Trump's recent comments on coronavirus have outraged many stars and celebrities. The 74-year-old had announced last week that he and his wife Melania Trump had both tested positive for coronavirus. As a result, Trump was taken to the Walter Reed Medical Center as a precautionary measure where he was closely monitored. 

He is now back at the White House after spending a few days at the medical center. On Monday, October 5, Trump took to Twitter to announce that he would be leaving Walter Reed and wrote, "I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"


Trump's remark that people shouldn't be "afraid of Covid" didn't sit down too well with celebrities as many of them, including the likes of Chris Evans and Barbra Streisand, expressed outrage over the president's tweet. Evans took to Twitter to share, "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."

Zach Braff, who lost his close friend and actor Nick Cordero earlier this year after a painful battle with Covid-19, also chimed in and shared, "You don’t have covid for the weekend. He either has it and doesn’t give a f**k who gets it from him, or he never had it."

Bette Midler also slammed Trump's tweet and wrote, "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!"




Ava DuVernay echoed similar sentiments and wrote, "Don’t be afraid of Covid' he dares say to those of us who have lost loved ones to Covid." Meanwhile, Mandy Moore tweeted, "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," Moore continued. Mia Farrow also commented, "Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been killed by covid. Hundreds of thousands of families are now in deep grief."

"Covid effects are likely to last for a long time- maybe for the rest of your life. Be very afraid of this disease," Farrow added. Barbra Streisand slammed Trump's "stupid" tweet and wrote, "'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."





We had earlier reported that Trump himself had taken to Twitter to announce that he had been diagnosed with Covid-19 on October 2. He wrote, "Tonight, FLOTUS, and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"