Patton Oswalt takes shot at MAGA supporters
Left-wing Comedian-actor Patton Oswalt took shots at President Donald Trump’s supporters in a tweet where he fantasized about them dying from coronavirus.
Oswalt joked that “MAGA” supporters infected with COVID-19 would cough themselves to death while obsessing about the media’s treatment of President Trump.
Oswalt was responding to claim, which has not been verified, that Trump asked Attorney General William Barr to launch a Justice Department investigation into the media’s coverage of the coronavirus.
Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman cited an “anonymous source close to the White House,” claiming Trump “wants Justice to open investigations of the media for market manipulation.”
But as Oswalt’s retweet claims, the Vanity Fair report never said Trump asked Barr to launch such an investigation.
In December, Oswalt said that every person who voted for and still supports President Trump is a “stupid asshole.”
“The President is a stupid asshole, and if you voted for him, you’re a stupid asshole, and if you still support him, you’re a stupid asshole,” the Hollywood star tweeted.
“Oh no, this Tweet is going to make all the stupid assholes not like me waaaaah.”
But Oswalt isn’t alone in directing jokes about Trump supporters being infected by the coronavirus.
Earlier this month, a far-left Democrat Denver councilwoman has pledged her “solidarity” with calls for coronavirus patients to attend MAGA rallies to spread the deadly virus and infect Trump supporters purposely.
MAGAt dying from COVID-19: “Why did the *cough* media treat Trump so *cough cough* unfairly…” https://t.co/kWdATsCY3K
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 10, 2020
The President is a stupid asshole and if you voted for him you’re a stupid asshole and if you still support him you’re a stupid asshole. Oh no this Tweet is going to make all the stupid assholes not like me waaaaah https://t.co/N7dP4WnsMt
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 12, 2019
Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca, a self-described Democratic socialist, stated from her official government Twitter account that she stands in “solidarity” with someone who tweeted the horrific suggestion.
Twitter user Susan Daniel posted a graphic stating that she wanted to attend as many Trump rallies as possible if she becomes infected with the coronavirus, in an apparent effort to infect Trump supporters intentionally.
The tweet states:
“For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I’m attending every MAGA rally I can.”
Meanwhile, the global outbreak has led to panic in countries all over the world.
That fear, combined with government-imposed quarantines, has threatened economic growth that has already cost the world economy well into the billions of dollars.