There has been many different responses to the news that Donald Trump, his wife Melania and many people connected to them was diagnosed with Covid-19. This is my thoughts on it all.
I seen the news trending first of all on Twitter about Donald and Melania. I later found out that other people working for the president had been infected too and I felt terrible for Donald, Melania and all the staff who had this terrible disease. I can’t stand Donald, Melania or anyone who would work for him because I think that says a lot about a person. But the kind of person I am is someone who is as passionate as you can go without hating anyone or wishing anyone ill. So it is a no-brainer for me to say that in this particular situation I feel very sorry for them that they have Covid-19 and hope that they all recover.
There has been debate around whether it is all a hoax. I won’t lie, it crossed my mind. The timing after the debate seemed like convenient timing and I wouldn’t put it past Donald to do something like this. The information given out after has been very dodgy to say the least too. In saying that, I don’t want to be disbelieving if it is true and so for now I am believing and putting the element of doubt to the back of my head. But I don’t blame people for not believing it’s true. I understand completely why they don’t.
A lot of people after the news of the diagnosis didn’t really care that Donald, Melania or anyone else connected had Covid-19. I don’t really agree with that response but I understand where it comes from. Many people who have my opinion on it have been saying that people who respond like this should have more compassion. I totally disagree with that. I think it is very unreasonable to expect everyone to care when Donald and so many connected to him have been the cause of a lot of peoples’ distress and pain in so many ways. Especially people from and living in America. I can’t stand the gaslighting of making out people are not kind because they couldn’t care less about the diagnosis. That is dismissing that Donald, Melania and the Trump administration have been heavily involved in letting people die of Covid-19 and haven’t been worried about people when it hasn’t been themselves, it dismisses Donald’s history with sexual abuse of women and it dismisses the fact that they have pushed prejudice and ignorance in so many ways. All of these things have made peoples’ lives harder and caused a lot of people pain so to say you are not a nice person to feel that way is utter bollocks. I might think differently about the diagnosis but I don’t think my response is the only right response by any means.
On that note I would also like to say that my response doesn’t suddenly make me a Donald Trump supporter. God no! And for anyone to suggest that would be equally as cruel to suggest that as the ones who suggest those who don’t care are not kind people. I’m a good person and I don’t support Donald Trump so let’s not get things twisted here. Gaslighting is something I abhor so the gaslighting I am seeing to many people whether they care or not in this situation has been terrible but sadly not shocking. There is people who are and aren’t Trump supporters gaslighting those who care and those who don’t care about this particular situation. People feel what they feel about it, there is no right or wrong response and that sort of thing is just not on.
I am glad to see that issues are not been swept under the carpet and been replaced by the diagnosis ‘out of respect’. Years ago that probably would have happened and I am delighted to see that it hasn’t this time around. It is too vital that those issues are highlighted and discussed regularly in order to make this world a better place for everyone.
I want to say R.I.P to all the people who have lost their lives in America to Covid-19 and my condolences and thoughts are with all their loved ones at this very sad time.
Trump’s response since his diagnosis has been disgusting. I am not shocked by that. It would be a fairytale thought to think that he would be enlightened by having it himself and by his wife and others he knew having it but I knew that wouldn’t happen. He is gaslighting people into thinking Covid-19 is not dangerous. There is people who will listen to him and I’m scared for them. I don’t know why anyone would listen to him but the fact is that there is people who do. Being working-class, I know many people will not be as privileged as he is and won’t get that same kind of healthcare and support if they find themselves with the often deadly Covid-19. Please wear your masks, wash your hands, socially distance, trust your gut, you know what you need to do to protect yourself and others around you. Your life matters. Now that’s enough of me preaching for the day. Just stay safe everyone.