‘Still think it’s a hoax Mr President?’ Internet reacts to Donald Trump and wife Melania announcing they have coronavirus on Twitter
- Memes have flooded social media showing Trump gulping down on a bottle of bleach and a red MAGA-style hat with the words, ‘It is what it is’ on the front
- Celebrities have also taken swipes at the president for calling the virus a ‘hoax’
- Few A-listers were bold enough to express sympathy for 74-year-old and his wife
- Comes after Trump announced he and Melania had the virus Friday morning
The internet has ridiculed Donald Trump and wife Melania after the President and First Lady announced that they had tested positive for Covid-19 on Twitter.
Celebrities also took swipes at Trump who has sought to downplay the virus and who, during Tuesday night’s debate in Ohio, mocked Joe Biden for wearing ‘the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.’
Hundreds of memes have flooded social media, including a cartoon of the president knocking back a bottle of bleach and a MAGA-style cap with the quote, ‘It is what it is,’ emblazoned on the front.
Actress and activist Sophia Bush, 38, echoed many others who pointed out that Trump has referred to the coronavirus pandemic as an ‘hoax’.
‘Is it still a “Democrat hoax?” Are you still going to mock people for wearing masks? Are you sorry for lying to the American people for months?’ The One Tree Hill star tweeted.
It comes after the president tweeted shortly before 1am EST: ‘Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!’
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Trump has been savaged on social media after revealing via his Twitter account early Friday that he tested positive for coronavirus (pictured: Trump outside the White House on Wednesday)
A MAGA-style cap bearing the quote, ‘It is what it is,’ the words Trump gave to an interviewer when asked about the pandemic earlier this year
Hundreds of memes have flooded social media, including a cartoon of the president knocking back a bottle of bleach after his infamous press conference where he said that injecting bleach was a possibility
An oft-reprised meme of Leonardo DiCaprio laughing in the Quentin Tarentino film Django
Trump and Melania’s golden penthouse was used to illustrate a joke about the president having a lack of taste – one of the classic symptoms of Covid
Trump’s face superimposed on the meme of John Travolta from Quentin Tarentino’s famous Pulp Fiction
Democrat hoax: Sophia Bush asked on Twitter if the coronavirus was still a ‘Democrat hoax’
Star of the UK version of The Apprentice, Lord Alan Sugar, tweeted that Trump might ‘finally wake up and realise this is a dangerous pandemic’
Positive side: Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, 69, tried to find the positive in the situation
No protection: Scottt Nevis also tweeted, ‘Once again, a pretty young woman has gotten Donald Trump in trouble because he did not wear protection’
The Trumps were tested after the president’s close aide, Hope Hicks, 31, tested positive for the disease.
Hicks had travelled with the president to a campaign rally on Wednesday aboard Air Force One and started feeling poorly on the way back to Washington.
Radio and TV host Scott Nevins tweeted: ‘Once again, a pretty young woman has gotten Donald Trump in trouble because he did not wear protection’.
Songstress Aubrey O’Day said crudely: ‘I think he got it banging Hope.’
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, 69, said that the disease might have benefits and help people to realise that the virus can infect even the most powerful man in the world.
‘If anything positive can come him testing positive, it would be his followers reevaluating their opinions. If they will now accept a lockdown, social distancing & mandatory mask-wearing, we could crush the virus like we should have from the start.’ Hamill tweeted.
Trump’s British counterpart, Alan Sugar of the BBC’s Apprentice show, said that the president might ‘finally wake up and realise this is a dangerous pandemic.’
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, 52, joked: ‘Does anyone know why @Mike_Pence is running around in circles, throwing little pieces of Wonder bread in the air?’
Duncan Jones, the film director son of David Bowie asked: ‘How do germaphobic sociopaths tend to react to getting sick? If anyone with real psychological training has an answer, I’d be fascinated. If the universe already orbits their ego, what happens when they’re sick?’
Actress and model Padma Lakshmi, 50, posted a one-word response that simply read, ‘Karma, following it up with a quote of Trump, writing: ‘It is what it is.’
Science wins: Ken Jeong tweeted not to deny science
Sometime symptom: Whitney Cummings, 38, took to Twitter with a reference to one of the symptoms of coronavirus
No gimmick: Others cracked jokes about the relationship between Trump and White House counselor Hope Hicks, 31, who also tested positive for coronavirus
Common theme: Zach Braff also chimed in and posted, ‘But we were told this was a hoax’ along with other stars who ran with the hoax theme
The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong, 51, went all capital letters as he tweeted, ‘DON’T DENY THE SCIENCE!!!!!!!’, along with a plea for people to wear a mask.
Whitney Cummings, 38, took to Twitter with a reference to one of the symptoms of coronavirus.
‘Of course Trump didn’t know he had covid he never had taste in the first place?,’ she tweeted.
Scrubs actor Zach Braff also chimed in and posted, ‘But we were told this was a hoax’.
Former figure skating champion Adam Rippon also said he was screaming out loud that Trump has the ‘hoax virus’.
Descendants actress Dove Cameron, 24, also questioned why Trump had been tested for the ‘hoax’.
Stranger Things star Shannon Purser added: ‘The fact that two most protected people in our country got COVID… like, they had every opportunity and resource needed to not get sick but science denial is a trip!’
Actress and political activist 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.’