Hollywood star Dominic West from The Wire crossed the line with his response to Trump’s positive test results. (See the video below) He actually said:
“Err, well, I did slightly leap in the air with joy. He said it is what it is, and I think the phrase is, what goes around comes around”
“I just hope it doesn’t interfere with him being elected out of office, that’s all. I’m not a fan of his, as you can probably tell.”
“I just hope Biden stays healthy and gets the presidency as quickly as possible. I think Trump is a catastrophe for America and for the world,” he added.
Rosie O’Donnell is an absolute disgrace and you are seeing her true colors right now after she mocked President Trump’s positive test result for Covid.
The actor, who has the good fortune to live in his wife’s grand ancestral castle — which her family have inhabited for over 700 years — also said there was an element of “schadenfreude” to his feelings about the news. Schadenfreude is a German compound word which, according to EtymologyOnline, is rendered in English as “malicious joy in the misfortunes of others” and literally translates as “damage-joy”.
British newspaper The Daily Mail notes that beyond how blunt West’s comments were they were particularly “tone deaf” given the husband of his interviewer is presently in hospital with coronavirus. In fact TV Host Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper is, by the reckoning of the newspaper, has been in hospital with coronavirus longer than anyone else in Britain, at over seven months.
The comments came after Donald Trump revealed that he and Melania Trump has tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. The pair said they were “feeling good” and that the President would be continuing with his duties.
From The Hill:
President Trump is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, a White House official said Friday.
The president is expected to continue working in some capacity while in quarantine, and he has a phone call scheduled for Friday afternoon on providing COVID-19 support to vulnerable seniors.
According to The New York Times, which first reported Trump had mild symptoms, the president appeared lethargic during a Thursday fundraiser, and he fell asleep while flying back from a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday night.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirmed to reporters later Friday morning that the president was dealing with mild symptoms, but said his spirits remained high.
“The president does have mild symptoms, and as we look to try to make sure that not only his health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of the American people,” Meadows said.
Kate Garraway – Did you have an instinctive reaction when you heard Donald Trump had contracted coronavirus?
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