WASHINGTON — From the moment President Donald Trump announced he and the First Lady had tested positive for COVID-19, an outpouring of support was seen and heard throughout social media.
That sympathetic tone was shared by many of the celebrities and television personalities who have spent years attempting to send Trump packing from the Oval Office.
However, while some offered their well wishes, others took the opportunity to chide the president for his past behavior concerning the virus.
Former "Who's the Boss?" star Alyssa Milano, herself having recovered from COVID-19, was one of the first to tweet out about the news.
As someone who has had #COVID19 and still suffers from post-covid syndrome, I can honestly say with all that I am that I wouldn’t wish this virus on my worst enemy.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2020
Please wear a mask.
If anything positive can come him testing positive, it would be his followers reevaluating their opinions. If they will now accept a lockdown, social distancing & mandatory mask-wearing, we could crush the virus like we should have from the start. #ButIAlsoBelieveInTheToothFairy https://t.co/uh0Y5FF4A7— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 2, 2020
Longtime Trump supporter, actor James Woods used Twitter to support the president and to make a dig at those who support the Democratic party.
In my 73 years on this earth I have never witnessed a man and his family be put to the test like this President and First Lady have been. God challenges those who are needed most. While the Left is no doubt sniggering with glee, we patriots pray for our @POTUS and our @FLOTUS. pic.twitter.com/I8ahcFjYHs— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 2, 2020
Other celebs were a bit more cynical in their support of President Trump.
But we were told this was a hoax.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) October 2, 2020
Does anyone know why @Mike_Pence is running around in circles, throwing little pieces of Wonder bread in the air?— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 2, 2020
Of course Trump didn’t know he had covid he never had taste in the first place?— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) October 2, 2020
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, one of Trump's biggest critics in the media, offered nothing but sympathy for the First Family.
God bless the president and the first lady. If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery — and for everyone infected, everywhere.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 2, 2020
This virus is horrific and merciless — no one would wish its wrath on anyone.
We must get its spread under control. Enough.
Actor Ken Jeong, who is also a doctor, stuck to, well, the science.
DON'T DENY THE SCIENCE!!!!!!!— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) October 2, 2020
NEWS: POTUS CONFIRMS HE HAS THE HOAX— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) October 2, 2020