[Ed. – Lovely people. Among the more idiotic defenses of this display of depraved indifference is one mounted on Twitter by Kirsten Powers, who writes: ‘Is it possible they are happy not bc they want him to suffer but bc it might make him take it more seriously, thus saving other people’s lives in the long run? Does it ever occur to you that Democrats can be decent people?’]
A new poll conducted barely 12 hours after Republican President Donald Trump announced his COVID-19 diagnosis has shown that many Republicans feel sad and worried about Trump’s condition while many Democrats feel happy or indifferent about it.
The poll—conducted by the technology company Morning Consult and the political publication Politico—polled nearly 1,000 Americans on Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.. The pollsters asked several questions about people’s reactions to Trump’s diagnosis.
While 55 percent of Republicans reported feeling “sad” and 51 percent reported feeling “worried” about his diagnosis, 40 percent of Democrats said they felt “happy” and 41 percent said they felt “indifferent” about it.
When asked about their concern for the president’s well-being, 46 percent of Democrats said they’re not concerned at all whereas 78 percent of Republicans said they’re somewhat or very concerned about it.