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Debra Messing says Trump 'owns every death' from coronavirus as he did nothing despite Army warning in February

The 'Will & Grace' actress slammed Trump for not taking the pandemic seriously and said he was responsible for the deaths it would cause in the coming weeks and months
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Debra Messing has claimed that Donald Trump "owns every death" from COVID-19 and that the president "did nothing" despite being warned that the novel coronavirus could cause as many as 150,000 deaths.

Taking to Twitter, the actress, best known for her role as Grace Adler in 'Will & Grace,' slammed Trump for not taking the pandemic seriously and said he was responsible for the deaths it would cause in the coming weeks and months.

"HE. FUCKING. KNEW. 150,000 Americans DEAD. And he did NOTHING. #TrumpOwnsEveryDeath" she tweeted.

Along with the tweet, Messing, 51, shared unclassified documents obtained by the Daily Beast where the U.S. Army-North seemingly warned Trump as early as February that "between 80,000 and 150,000 could die" from the virus.

The U.S. has the highest confirmed number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide with 245,000 testing positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the John Hopkins University live-tracking dashboard.

Over 6,000 have died in the country already, with the White House recently conceding that the pandemic could kill as many as 240,000 Americans. Messing, however, implied that these deaths could have been prevented with decisive action from the administration.

The document she linked showed that the army had warned Trump that, in the worst-case scenario, up to 80 million people could be infected with the virus, between 15 and 25 million may require care, and up to 500,000 may require hospitalization.

This is not the first time that Messing has criticized Trump over his response to the pandemic. Last month, she shared a video where he dismissed the novel coronavirus as a "hoax" and said many of his supporters would die because of his lies.

"LIAR-IN-CHIEF. #Maga have been unmoved by the 16500 lies 45 has made since elected. Now that innumerable people (including MAGA) will die, because of his lies and inaction, I wonder if MAGA will recognize that 45 must be voted out?" she tweeted.

Messing is not the only celebrity to have called out Trump due to his administration's handling of the outbreak. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported how Alec Baldwin had suggested that the president was the "virus."

"The virus in the US began in January of 2017," the 61-year-old had tweeted. "The vaccine arrives in November."

Baldwin has also tweeted that "the pandemic that threatens the world is Trump" and compared him to Adolf Hitler. "It’s official. The United States government is as lawless as the malignant dictatorships we’ve hated in our foreign policy since WWII," he posted.

"You wonder how Hitler took control of a once-great country. For those of you too young to recall the War or its aftermath, simply watch how this GOP-controlled Senate behaves," he later added. "Their sniveling fealty and lack of courage. And you begin to get it."

Singer-actress Cher, too, has slammed Trump many times during the crisis, most recently accusing him of making things up because he could not bear not being the center of attention. "Trump knows no one is stealing medical supplies," she wrote, referencing a Trump press conference where he suggested that the demand for medical masks was skyrocketing because of theft. "He’s so addicted to being in front of the cameras, he can’t bear “not being” the center of attention, with no adulation."

"He’s a sick man, who doesn’t care if he lies or tells the truth. He needs to feed the orange beast. If he can’t spew venom at his rallies, crime and poison will do [sic]."