That didn’t take long at all. The word that Donald and Melania Trump had contracted COVID-19 was scarcely in print before Trump haters on the Left — the same people who have been demanding lately that the president renounce hate — were spewing their ill wishes on Twitter. Most of course deleted their tweets soon afterward but not out of fear that they would lose their coveted blue checkmarks. If Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made anything clear it is that venom spewed at the Right, and especially Donald Trump, is welcome.
One of the most shocking comments of all came from the Washington Post, which invited its loyal readers to engage in the delicious fantasy of imagining what it would be like never having to think about Donald Trump again. Don’t berate yourself if you can’t imagine the Post sharing a sentiment this vile about Joe Biden. They wouldn’t dare.
WaPo has deleted this tweet, which was sent out about an hour after Trump announced to the world he and the First Lady’s positive COVID-19 test. pic.twitter.com/GG2XjDTmW5
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 2, 2020
Another comment deserving special note was one posted by Zara Rahim, the former national spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Here she is once again flashing her eloquence:
Other commenters included Emmy-nominated director, producer, and writer Michael Bonfiglio who offered up this gem:
Other comments included the de rigueur death wish plus profanity:
Other commenters tried their hand at wit: