Within minutes of the news being announced, there were thousands of tweets about it and tons of celebs are weighing in.
Some celebrities have been sympathetic, like Alyssa Milano, who has experienced COVID-19 and says she wouldn’t want her worst enemy to go through it. There are others who are making jokes about how Trump has called the virus a hoax in the past.
There are also some celebrities who are questioning if Trump even has coronavirus and they are wondering if this is all part of a political plan.
Others are concerned for Joe Biden after he was in close contact with Trump just two days ago at the first presidential debate.
Also tonight, one of Melania‘s former friends leaked one of their old phone calls in which the First Lady said something really awful.
Read all of the tweets below.
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.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2020
Does anyone know why @Mike_Pence is running around in circles, throwing little pieces of Wonder bread in the air?
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 2, 2020
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? I ask these b/c I assume you’ll get the best taxpayer funded gov’t healthcare avail + genuinely hope you recover. But you owe us answers https://t.co/cOvMX7eElq
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 2, 2020
“It is what it is.” – Trump
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) October 2, 2020
but… but… i thought it was a hoax, donald? https://t.co/gB6BgodNsc
— Dylan Minnette (@dylanminnette) October 2, 2020
Once again, a pretty young woman has gotten Donald Trump in trouble because he did not wear protection.
— Scott Nevins (@ScottNevins) October 2, 2020
Is it sad that I think he’s lying and using this to taunt that it’s just a cold so he can essentially force the economy/schools to open right b4 election?
— Portia Doubleday (@PortiaDd) October 2, 2020
I really don’t think this is a gimmick to get out of debating Biden.. I don’t think his ego would allow him to be the poster child of not wearing masks and then test positive for covid. I think he got it banging hope.
— Aubrey O’Day (@AubreyODay) October 2, 2020
We have been gaslit for so long. It’s hard to believe anything they say is true, or a convenient excuse to hide until Election Day. https://t.co/PMv0EWFi3U
— Sh👻nn🎃n W🎃🎃dw👻rd (@shannonwoodward) October 2, 2020
Fuck, man. No shaking hands but the spittle that must’ve flown from his mouth during that debate. Unreal. Unreal. When did he contract it? Wow. Wow.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 2, 2020
Of course Trump didn’t know he had covid he never had taste in the first place?
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) October 2, 2020
like, they had every opportunity and resource needed to not get sick but science denial is a trip!
— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) October 2, 2020
DON’T DENY THE SCIENCE!!!!!!!
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) October 2, 2020
TRUMP has the HOAX VIRUS. I AM SCREAMING OUT LOUD AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
— Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) October 2, 2020
Tonight will reveal where we all think the line is comedically.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 2, 2020
NEWS: POTUS CONFIRMS HE HAS THE HOAX
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) October 2, 2020
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) October 2, 2020
2020 is that bitch ass gift that keeps on giving! Trump got on tv mask shaming Biden and defending his “covid jokes” and now Trump and Melania have covid! You can’t make this stuff up!
— Todrick Hall (@todrick) October 2, 2020
OH. MY. GOD.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 2, 2020
— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) October 2, 2020
“it is what it is” https://t.co/FdInBRBQbE
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) October 2, 2020
Our girl came through.
— Nick Wechsler (@Nick_Wechsler) October 2, 2020
Man I hope this guy didn’t get Biden sick spewing all those lies his way…
— Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) October 2, 2020
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”.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 2, 2020
But we were told this was a hoax.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) October 2, 2020
but…why would you get tested for the hoax when you’ve said many times that is what causes the hoax? that was your first mistake !!! i just can’t believe the democrats would do this to you. them and all their irresponsible hoaxes.
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) October 2, 2020
The timing is mighty convenient. And the exclamation points in his tweets seem suspect. https://t.co/hNas1b4Jl0
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) October 2, 2020