Alyssa Milano says she’s brokenhearted after her ‘best friend’s uncle’ dies of coronavirus … and rips President Trump for potentially-hazardous ride around hospital
- The actress-activist, 47, tweeted, received a number of sympathetic replies
- Milano has recovered from a previous bout of COVID-19 in March
- She had fierce criticism of Trump over his ride around Walter Reed Hospital
- She asked, ‘Is he trying to kill people?’
Alyssa Milano said she’s brokenhearted Sunday after her best friend’s uncle died of coronavirus, then criticized President Donald Trump for subjecting Secret Service agents to potential infection amid a ride around the medical facility he’s staying at.
‘My best friend’s uncle just passed away from covid 19,’ the actress-activist, 47, tweeted, receiving a number of sympathetic replies amid the bad news.
Media personality Dr. Dena Grayson wrote, ‘OMG….this is so sad. Much love to your best friend and family,’ while Cheri Jacobus wrote, ‘So sad. We don’t know how many more…’
The latest: Alyssa Milano, 47, said she’s brokenhearted Sunday after her best friend’s uncle died of coronavirus, then criticized President Donald Trump for subjecting Secret Service agents to potential infection amid a ride around the medical facility he’s staying at
Nancy Sinatra wrote, ‘I’m so sorry’ to the alum of shows including Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place and Charmed.
Milano, who has recovered from a previous bout of COVID-19, had fierce criticism of Trump (who is currently battling the virus) after he took a ride around Walter Reed Hospital in a black SUV to greet to his supporters Sunday.
Milano quoted a tweet from Walter Reed attending physician Dr. James P. Phillips, MD, illustrating the medical risks for Secret Service agents sharing close quarters with the president while he is trying to stave off the virus.
‘That Presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack,’ the doctor said. ‘The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play.’
Milano, who has recovered from a previous bout of COVID-19, had fierce criticism of Trump (who is currently battling the virus) after he took a ride around Walter Reed Hospital in a black SUV to greet to his supporters
The actress-activist was upset about Trump’s actions on the autumn day
Milano made clear she was astounded by president’s willingness to put the health of others in jeopardy for the ride.
‘I haven’t said an ill word about him since I heard about his diagnosis. But what the f*** is he doing?’ she wrote. ‘Is he trying to kill people? He’s locked in a sealed SUV with members of secret service. No one told him this was a dangerous idea? A bad idea? A selfish idea?’
Phillips, who also serves as Chief of Disaster Medicine at George Washington University Emergency Medicine, said that all occupants of the SUV will need to sequester for at least two weeks after riding in the vehicle with the president, (who revealed he and First Lady Melania Trump had been diagnosed last Thursday).
Phillips said that ‘every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days.
‘They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.’
Controversy: Trump was criticized for his drive around the hospital he’s being treated in
Using her platform: Milano took to Instagram with a number of posts promoting voting and the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket opposing Trump
Judd Deere, a spokesman for the White House, said to USA TODAY that ‘appropriate precautions were taken in the execution of this movement to protect the President and all those supporting it, including PPE;’ and that ‘the movement was cleared by the medical team as safe to do.’
Trump earlier Sunday said in a video clip on Twitter that he has a new insight into the coronavirus after his diagnosis.
‘It’s been a very interesting journey, I learned a lot about COVID,’ he said. ‘I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn’t the let’s-read-the-book school, and I get it, and I understand it.’
Milano, who battled COVID-19 beginning in March, said last month that she continues to suffer from symptoms, including hair loss, shortness of breath and heart palpitations.
‘It doesn’t feel like you’re only physically sick,’ she told Yahoo. It feels like there’s hallucinations because of fevers, there’s weird dreams. I think it’s because the brain is affected. That’s why people lose their sense of smell.’
She called coronavirus ‘a really rough, rough illness.’