Chris Cuomo calls Trump a 'COVIDIOT' for returning to the White House so soon: 'What a bunch of bulls***'


CNN’s Chris Cuomo slammed President Trump Monday night for returning to the White House days after testing positive for COVID-19 and going to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment. Trump announced on Twitter Friday morning that he and the first lady had tested positive, and on Monday, in a tweet in which he told his followers not to be afraid of COVID-19, he announced he was heading home.

“I hold rallies and I tell you to ignore masks, and I rip mine off as I vanquish the virus because I am a leader. Fear not COVID,” Cuomo said mockingly. “What a bunch of bulls***.”

Cuomo also harped on the fact that Trump returned to a White House that has seen multiple staff members now test positive, including some in the president’s inner circle.

“The White House is literally what we fear the most: A rash of contagion called a cluster. You want a metaphor, you got a president who is a drunk driver who is pushing others to drive drunk,” Cuomo said, later adding, “You saw him tonight highly contagious. He has to be. It is the science of it. I know he was in the hospital. I know he had 24-hour care. I know they gave him two experimental treatments. But it was ‘no big deal.’”

Cuomo also said that Trump’s actions, including insisting on a ride to wave to his supporters with Secret Service agents in the vehicle, putting them at risk, have made him lose any compassion he might have had for the president and what he’s going through with the illness. That, coupled with the fact that Trump immediately removed his mask for a photo op upon returning to the White House on Monday.

“I loved seeing him do that victory lap in that limo. Thank God. You know why? I knew that meant he has to be OK. Not the people who were in there with him. PPE up to their nose. Now they gotta quarantine. He doesn’t give a damn,” Cuomo said. “And now I don’t have to feign any extra measure of compassion. Because he went out there, whatever happens now is on him. The White House is a cluster. He returned to a cluster and took his mask off.”

And Cuomo borrowed a trending topic on Twitter, #COVIDIOT, to properly express himself.

“That is COVIDIOCY. He’s a COVIDIOT,” Cuomo said. “‘Ah, you’re disrespecting the president.’ No, he disrespects the presidency. All that’s left is the residue of outrage, because that’s the only emotion I have.”

Cuomo Prime Time airs weeknights at 9 p.m. on CNN.

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