Alec Baldwin calls 'virus' on Donald Trump
Reported By 02 Apr 2020
In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Actor Alec Baldwin described US President Donald Trump as "the virus in the U.S .." Baldwin, who has received critical praise for his satirical depiction of Trump, has taken the handle of his and wife Hilaria's foundation to Twitter to post a tweet directed at the President, in the midst of COVID-19.
"The US virus began in January 2017, and the vaccine arrives in November," he wrote, referring to the upcoming US presidential elections.
The tweet comes after Baldwin posted that Trump is the "pandemic that threatens the world" in February, before the Covid-19 outbreak escalated.
For his treatment of the global health crisis, Trump came under criticism after referring to the novel coronavirus as "Chinese virus" and "Kung flu."
The World Health Organization (WHO) advised individuals to remain indoors and exercise social distancing in the midst of health anxiety.
Yet Baldwin said he and his wife wouldn't talk about the virus with their four children to avoid "contaminating them with fear." "My wife and I, we're sitting in another place, we're not thinking about the nuts and bolts in front of the kids. There's no point in contaminating them with fear and so on. We want them to be kids and enjoy their life and enjoy their day," he said.