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Chris Evans, Ava DuVernay among celebs ripping Trump’s ‘don’t be afraid of Covid’ tweet

Hollywood stars are ripping President Trump for telling Americans not to “be afraid” of COVID-19, blasting the commander in chief as “evil” and “reckless.”

Trump announced Monday that he would be leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that evening, where he was being treated since Friday after testing positive for COVID-19.

Many entertainers — including vocal Trump critics — were swift to condemn the president’s remarks. “Captain America” star Chris Evans tweeted:

“Star Trek” alum George Takei called Trump’s celebratory remarks “incredibly irresponsible, and likely premature.”

Some performers said Trump’s comments were a slap in the face to families who lost loved ones. The United States has confirmed more than 7.4 million COVID-19 cases and more than 210,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Others questioned how Trump could tell the public to be fearless in the face of COVID-19 while he is receiving top-notch treatments and medications not available to all patients. White House physician Sean Conley told reporters Monday that Trump was poised to get “world-class medical care” when returning to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Tags Ava DuVernay Chris Evans Coronavirus Donald Trump George Takei Jamie Lee Curtis Mandy Moore Padma Lakshmi Trump positive test

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