KEY POINTS

  • President Donald Trump said that testing positive for COVID-19 was a blessing in disguise
  • Twitter users have mixed opinions on Trump's statement  
  • Amanda Kloots called out Trump for saying that people should not fear COVID-19 

President Donald Trump annoyed many Twitter users after he said that testing positive for COVID-19 was a blessing in disquise because over 200,000 Americans have already died due to the virus.

The president released another statement after he got back from the White House. In his statement, Trump said it was a blessing in disguise that he caught COVID-19 because he has heard about Regeneron and has now experienced its effectiveness. It made him feel better just days after testing positive for coronavirus. But many felt that he was downplaying COVID-19 again, which was insensitive to those who lost their loved ones to the disease.

"How dare you utter this to the American people. A blessing in disguise? You are an absolute disgrace!" one tweeted.

"@realDonaldTrump how tone deaf do you have to be to call a disease that killed over 210,000 citizens of the country you’re supposed to be running 'a blessing in disguise'?" another added.

"@realDonaldTrump calling COVID-19 a 'blessing in disguise' is a gigantic slap in the face to the 210,000+ families who have lost loved ones. You are sick, demented [explicit] and don’t deserve the air you breathe," a different user wrote.

"Well, there are over 211,000 families that might disagree with ‘blessing in disguise’,” Kathy Montrose commented.

Meanwhile, some have continued to support Trump and agreed that it was a blessing in disguise. One called the POTUS "fantastic" and added, "We love you." 

"President Trump agreed to subject himself to experimental drugs to be a guinea pig for the American people. What president or any person would do that! We love you, Mr President!" Lori Hendry wrote.

Meanwhile, some also mocked the POTUS because the drug was only made available to him. Many defended Trump saying the doctors are still testing it and the POTUS made it clear that he would bring it to the public for free.

"He literally said he was giving it to everyone for free. He said everyone should have the same medication that their President got," Wendy replied.

In related news, Trump recently said that people should not fear COVID-19 and let it dominate their lives. His words offended those who lost their loved ones to the disease including Amanda Kloots whose husband, Nick Cordero, suffered from multiple health complications due to coronavirus. Cordero spent months in the hospital before he passed away in July.

"There is no empathy to all the lives lost. He is bragging instead. It is sad. It is hurtful. It is disgraceful," Kloots wrote on Instagram.

QAnon followers believe US President Donald Trump is fighting the 'deep state' and the global satanist cabal QAnon followers believe US President Donald Trump is fighting the 'deep state' and the global satanist cabal Photo: AFP / MANDEL NGAN