It was announced early Friday that President Trump and his wife had both tested positive for COVID-19, and while there’s been much mockery and insults directed at Trump, a few celebrities posted content that lacked their usual viciousness.
Alyssa Milano tweeted, “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.”
Television host Rachel Maddow tweeted similar sentiments. “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.”
Joe Biden also expressed his sympathies to Trump and his wife. “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”
Actor Ron Perlman, a prolific tweeter of anti-Trump material who claimed that the president represented America’s ugly history, was uncharacteristically gentle. He briefly tweeted, “Thoughts & Prayers.”
Actress Patricia Arquette, another busy Trump hater on Twitter, tweeted, “As many problems as I have with Trump I hope he didn’t catch Covid.” She later tweeted, “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’.”
Actor Misha Collins tweeted, “I wouldn't wish this on anyone. Sorry for you, Mr. Trump.”
It's refreshing to know that not every left-wing celebrity on Twitter will go so low as to revel in a person’s misfortune.