October 3, 2020
After President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump received positive test results for COVID-19 yesterday, it appears as though even communist dictators are wishing him well. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un issued a public statement.
A news release from the state-run outlet KCNA said Kim “sincerely hoped that they would be recovered as soon as possible. He hoped they will surely overcome it. He sent warm greetings to them.”
China’s Xi Jinping, according to Reuters, did the same.
Celebrities and political figures here in the United States have shown that they aren’t so excited to see the President recover. Michael Moore, who once created an entire movie based on the evils of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and how it allowed General Motors to destroy the City of Flint, MI yet couldn’t bring himself to say anything positive about Trump’s replacement of NAFTA, the USMCA, has been an outspoken critic of President Trump since 2015.
Moore posted on Twitter that his “thoughts and prayers” were with COVID-19, which would suggest that he would rather see Trump die of COVID-19 than Trump beat COVID-19:
Other “blue check” accounts on Twitter are being much more direct about the President’s situation. Zara Rahim, the former national spokesperson for Hillary Clinton who also worked for former President Barack Obama, posted a now-deleted tweet which stated that she hoped the President dies. This was posted at 1:48 AM on October 2nd, very shortly after President Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania had tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Yahoo! News, she posted another Tweet and then quickly deleted it, which stated “This fucking rules.”
Several users were able to grab a screenshot of the tweet before it was taken down. Several other users expressed outrage at the Tweet, which caused Zara Rahim to make her account private. The issue caused such a stir that Twitter was forced to respond to the issue.
At the time of this writing Michael Moore’s tweet is still up, and his account is still active.