13 Celebs Skewer Trump's Response To Covid-19

These celebrities are speaking out.

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It's a very strange time in the world right now, and as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, President Donald Trump has been addressing the nation about how to proceed.

But many people have come forward, condemning Trump for the way he's handled this particular public health crisis so far, especially in light of the fact that he fired the pandemic team back in 2018 (although he's currently refusing to take responsibility for it). 


Many of those speaking out against Trump happen to be celebrities, and they're not holding back.

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Here are the stars who have already shared their thoughts about how they disagree with the way Trump is handling the COVID-19 outbreak so far.


1. Kumail Nanjiani spoke out against Trump's travel ban.

Last week, Trump shared that he was putting a ban on travel to Europe — something Nanjiani said was too little, too late. 

"Trying to fight the coronavirus by limiting travel between Europe and the US is like trying to clean a coffee spill by washing the coffee cup," Nanjiani tweeted on March 11. 


2. Chris Evans doesn't like that Trump ran off stage.

When the man who plays Captain America speaks, it's hard not to listen to him — especially given the fact that he's sharing his disagreement with how Trump has handled his press conferences.

"The president just ran off stage after his rambling press conference without answering a single question. America wants answers. America wants leadership. America doesn’t want a president who runs off stage during a crisis and lets Mike Pence do all the talking," Evans wrote on Twitter.


3. Sophia Bush called Trump an "evil man." 

Fans who follow former One Tree Hill and Chicago PD star Sophia Bush already know that she is extremely politically active and never holds back from sharing her opinions with her followers. And this time has certainly been no exception.

She retweeted a report that Trump had tried to purchase a vaccine for coronavirus exclusive to the USA, writing, "Donald Trump is an evil man. Saving lives shouldn’t be 'exclusive' to us in an exchange for money so he can get on TV and then LIE about how he found a cure. Shame on him."


4. John Legend wants Trump out of office. 

Singer John Legend is usually one of the first to share his disapproval of Trump, and this situation is no different. Legend let his Twitter followers know that he doesn't think Trump has the country's best interests at heart, only his own.

"As Adam Schiff and many others have said, this President can always be relied upon to put his own personal and political interests over the national interest. Every. Time. Get him out of the White House," Legend wrote.


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5. Charlamagne Tha God wonders if Trump is sick. 



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In a tweet that he also shared on Instagram, the rapper said that, based on Trump's press conference appearance, he seemed to be ill himself.


However, the White House doctor has confirmed that Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 after he was exposed to mutliple people who had been diagnosed with the virus recently.

"I saw shortness of breath, sniffling, trying not to sneeze, cough, or fart. I think 45 needs to be quarantined," he posted to Instagram.

6. Cher criticized Trump for firing the pandemic team.

Cher's been tweeting about how upset she is with Trump for the way that he's handled the public health crisis since the beginning, including her disapproval for him firing the pandemic response team earlier in his term. 



7. Rosie O'Donnell wants Trump removed from office.

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell has long been a critic of Trump, and notably celebrated his impeachment in January. Now, O'Donnell is retweeting messages about how Trump's response to the virus was worse than not responding to it at all. 


8. Mark Hamill lambasts Trump in an FDR and JFK comparison.

Star Wars star and actor Mark Hamill has made his opinion on Trump known during this pandemic to his Twitter followers, and even tweeted a few quotes from former presidents next to what Trump said about not taking responsibility for the pandemic's effect on the USA.

9. Bette Midler has her doubts about his honesty.

Despite the White House confirming that Trump tested negative for COVID-19, Midler isn't convinced that's true.


"You know, #Donald says he has tested negative for #Coronavirus. But why should we believe him? He has lied over 16,000 times in the last three years! Why would he not be lying now?" she tweeted.

10. Rob Reiner is also calling for Trump to be removed from office.

Reiner has been vocal about his distaste for the president since before he took office in 2016. In 2017, he called Trump "an abuser" and likened him to Harvey Weinstein.


Reiner took to Twitter to denounce Trump, tweeting, "We will get through this. But unfortunately not with the help of this President. First he must be removed from the public square to let competent experts take over, then he must be removed from office to allow US to heal."

11. Stephen King points out that Trump will never take responsibility for anything.

King once said that Trump is "scarier" than his horror novels. He's also openly discussed the terrifying similarities between the president and King's novel, The Dead Zone, where a "real estate con man" turned into a "political demagogue."


"With Trump, it will be the same MO we're used to: take credit when things go right, even if he had nothing to do with them, and deny responsibility for every bad decision and decry recorded evidence to the contrary as fake news," the author wrote, following up with a series of tweets about conservatives' hypocrisy, news "reporting," and questioning the president's proposed plan to give out $1 trillion in aid.

12. Chrissy Teigen has some choice words for Melania Trump and her (lack of) "Be Best" campaign.

Teigen has long been outspoken about her disapproval of the president, and was even subject to Trump's disgusting comments. Trump also blocked her on Twitter in 2018, which a federal judge eventually deemed illegal.


But it's not just the president Teigen is calling out — it's First Lady, Melania Trump. 

13. Trump's idiocy doesn't fool Patton Oswalt.

Oswalt posted a video of Trump addressing Americans, clearly not understanding a word coming out of his own mouth. Oswalt retweeted strategist Matt Rogers, adding his own commentary.


Oswalt also retweeted proof that Trump cut pandemic funds to "save money," which Trump has yet to admit to.

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.