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Piers Morgan rips mockery of Trump after contracting COVID-19: 'No better than the man they loathe'

Former CNN host Piers Morgan on Friday blasted people on social media for sharing thoughts of “gleeful joy” after President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE's announcement overnight on Thursday that he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMissouri pastor faces backlash after suggesting wives should lose weight, strive to look like Melania Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - FBI director testifies on Jan. 6 Capitol attack Overnight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions MORE have contracted the coronavirus.

"Interesting to see those who’ve spent the last few years screaming that Trump’s an uncaring, heartless empathy-devoid b*stard now spewing their gleeful joy that he & his wife have a deadly virus," Morgan wrote to his more than 7.6 million followers. "They’re no better than the man they loathe."

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Reactions to the news have been overwhelming on social media, with some mocking the president.

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Presidential physician Sean Conley said in a memo released by the White House late Thursday that 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 White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions. 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," Conley added.