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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 John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE's announcement overnight on Thursday that he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBiden warns Americans against traveling for Christmas McEnany hits Democratic leaders for not following their own COVID-19 restrictions Capitol physician advises lawmakers against attending dinners, receptions during COVID-19 spike 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.