Mary Trump says she ‘reserves her sympathy for those misled’ after POTUS’ Covid-19 diagnosis: ‘Wear a f—g mask’
After US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus, hundreds of thousands of his followers sent their wishes. As his family urged people to pray for the couple's well-being, Bill and Hillary Clinton and even Barack and Michelle Obama sent their support. He is now at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Amidst all this, however, joining the ranks of many who chose to keep their support to themselves is Mary Trump, the president's niece. She uploaded a quick, prompt, rather concise message on her social media account and did not try to sugarcoat her words.
Taking to Twitter, the author and psychologist didn't directly address her uncle instead wrote, "I reserve my sympathy, empathy, and despair for those who are sick and for those who have died because they were misled, lied to, or ignored," she tweeted Friday, adding: "Wear a f****** mask." In the same tweet, she urged people to go vote. The diagnosis comes just a month before the US election.
I reserve my sympathy, empathy, and despair for those who are sick and for those who have died because they were misled, lied to, or ignored.— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) October 2, 2020
Wear a fucking mask.#VOTE
Mary's tweet came just hours after it was revealed Trump tested positive for COVID-19. At the time of writing this story, her tweet had garnered 40.7K retweets and 155.1K likes.
After this tweet, she shared a tweet that asked people to "say a prayer for the White House household staff..the butlers, housekeepers, florists, engineers, chefs, valets, etc. Many of them have worked in the White House for decades. They work so hard and aren't in the position to work from home." The tweet perhaps indicating where Mary's sympathies lie.
On Tuesday, during the first presidential election, Mary tweeted to say her uncle's debate performance "was a grotesque combination of lies, racism, breathtaking callousness, and threats against our democracy." "He is being allowed, on national television, to sow uncertainty about the upcoming election," the 55-year-old added. "Everything he just said is a lie. Everything. He is the fraud." She had even called out his COVID-19 response saying, "No end in sight. No leadership. No plan. No empathy."
Earlier this year, Mary released her book, 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man', which detailed her family, their finances and circumstances leading up to Trump's election as president. She wrote at length about Trump as a man who has no sympathy or empathy for anyone and would put lives at risk for his own gain.
Author Bob Woodward had last month released recordings of interviews with the president, where he openly admitted to downplaying the pandemic to the public. He told Woodward that the virus "goes through the air," and is "more deadly than even your strenuous flus".
Mary wasn't the only one to reserve her sympathies. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had little sympathy for Donald Trump, adding that his actions so far have been a "brazen invitation" to contracting the virus. "But it also is something that again, going into crowds, unmasked and all the rest was sort of a brazen invitation for something like this to happen," Pelosi told MSNBC's Stephanie Rule October 2. "Sad that it did but nonetheless hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about."