Hollywood star Chris Evans, best known for portraying a fictional superhero character Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film franchise, has reacted to a COVID-19 related comment made by current US President Donald Trump.
Calling out Trump for being “reckless” after the latter told his followers not to be afraid of the novel coronavirus, Evans mentioned that while the President knows that people in the country did not have access to round-the-clock medical facilities like him, he doesn’t care.
Replying to Trump’s announcement about his release from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center three days after being hospitalized for COVID-19, Evans tweeted, “Don’t be scared of Covid! You have been under round-the-clock care by the most amazing doctors utilizing the best drugs. Do you really think everyone has a right to that?”,
“Sadly, I am sure you’re aware of that inconsistency, you just don’t care about people. This is reckless to a shocking degree, even for you,” the “Avengers” star wrote.
For the unversed, in his tweet, Trump had stated, “Feeling really good, Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge.
I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 after one of Trump’s senior advisers tested positive for the infection on Friday, October 2.
He tweeted that “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!,” Trump updated the statement on Twitter. Earlier, it was announced that Hope Hicks, a top adviser to President Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus and is undergoing symptoms.
However, despite the novel coronavirus causing thousands of deaths across the globe, it hasn’t stopped Trump from making elaborate election campaigning plans. Trump, who is tested on a regular basis for the virus that causes COVID-19, has kept up a detailed travel schedule in the country in recent weeks, holding rallies with thousands of people in the run-up to the November 3 election, despite warnings from public health professionals against having events with large crowds.