Piers Morgan responds to President Trump's positive Covid-19 test

Journalist and TV presenter Piers Morgan has lashed out at people for celebrating President Trump’s recent positive coronavirus test.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 8:08 am
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 8:25 am

The Good Morning Britain host slammed people for their “gleeful joy” following news of both Donald and Melania Trump testing positive for Covid-19.

In a message on Twitter, which has almost 10,000 likes, Mr Morgan said: “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.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania test positive for Covid-19 after receiving results

News of Mr Trump and his wife Melania contracting Covid-19 was announced by the President himself this morning, Friday 2 October.

In a message on Twitter he said: “Tonight, Melania Trump and I tested positive for Covid-19.

"We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!”

President Donald Trump and Piers Morgan

The news came after it was announced on Thursday this week that senior Trump aide Hope Hicks had tested positive.

Ms Hicks who serves as counsellor to the president and travelled with him to a rally on Wednesday, tested positive on Thursday.

The 31-year-old is the closest aide to Mr Trump to test positive so far.

Yet the President’s doctor confirmed Mr Trump will continue “carrying out his duties without disruption” despite being diagnosed with the virus.

His Covid-19 diagnosis is the latest among world leaders, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care after contracting the disease and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier also falling ill.

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