Even with the president of the United States admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, it’s hard to feel sympathy. After all, this is the same man who, while knowing he had been exposed to the virus, attended a political fundraiser before his positive test was made public. However, President Obama tried to speak to American’s humanity upon the news that Donald Trump has contracted the virus.
It’s understandable that, after months of Trump downplaying the virus and holding large indoor rallies despite CDC warnings about the dangers of large public event, people would feel that Trump has been hit by karma for his recklessness and the need to feed his ego. President Obama is correct, though. If we say we are better than Donald Trump, we should truly act better than Donald Trump has. There is no doubt that, had Joe Biden contracted the virus despite wearing masks, Trump would have been far less kind. No one, however, should be following the example of the current president. That’s why he should be voted out of office.
With Trump supporters – the “f*ck your feelings” crowd who laugh at Democrats for saying that words can be hurtful – ranting on Twitter about how evil those who do not wish Trump well really are, it’s especially difficult not to want to lash out. Obama, however, isn’t one of those supporters and has the right to call for unity at this time.
Twitter was certainly appreciative of the sentiment by the last responsible and humane president the country had. Read some of their comments below: