Trump's COVID-19 tweet was "highly irresponsible," says Washington State Health Secretary

Oct 6 2020, 4:41 pm

After President Trump tweeted on Monday that coronavirus is nothing to fear, Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman responded with a statement calling the tweet “highly irresponsible.”

Wiesman noted that the president’s tweet “makes every public health official’s job that much more difficult,” and to remember that coronavirus is a serious disease that is easily spread.

“We shouldn’t fear it; we should protect ourselves from it. Wear your mask. Watch your distance. Wash your hands. These are the basic facts.”

Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday after receiving a positive COVID-19 test on Thursday. He tweeted Monday that he “will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!

“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” he added. “Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge.”

“I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

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