Comedian Kathy Griffin reacted to the news President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania contracted COVID-19. Griffin replied to the tweets they posted with sarcasm.
“I’d like to volunteer to be your caregiver. I’m a patriot,” Griffin tweeted in response to Trump’s announcement he contracted the virus.
Griffin also had words for Melania, urging her and Trump to quarantine until Christmas. She wrote, “You may want to quarantine until after Christmas, sweetheart,” in response to Melania’s tweet about the virus.
Kathy Griffin has criticized Trump and his administration.
Griffin has long been a critic of Trump and his administration. After Melania’s Republican National Convention speech, Griffin tweeted, “Seriously, f— this b—-.”
In 2017, the public criticized Griffin after she posted a picture of her holding a mask of President Trump with fake blood. Griffin said the stunt was meant to be satire. As a result of the photo, Griffin lost her comedy tour and sponsors. Soon after, the federal government investigated her for conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. She also received death threats.
While initially apologetic, Griffin revealed in an interview with CBS News that she no longer regrets the photo.
“I think a lot of people would love it if I said, ‘Oh, I wish I had never taken that pictureI wish I had never cursed. I wish I had never made this comment or that comment.’ But the most important thing that I hope people see is that, long after I kick the bucket, they see the crazy red-haired lady didn’t go down,” Griffin said.
Donald Trump announced he contracted COVID-19.
Trump’s and Melania’s diagnosis comes after one of Trump’s close advisors Hope Hicks contracted the virus. According to The Hill, Hicks had close contact with Trump’s inner circle and interacted with the two prior to their diagnosis. Hicks became ill while on a trip to a campaign rally in Minnesota.
According to The New York Times, the president’s physician said Trump and Melania were both doing “well.”
“The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” the physician, Sean P. Conley, said in the statement. “Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments.”
It’s unclear how long the president and first lady will be in quarantine.