No doubt you will have heard the news today that Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for Coronavirus and no doubt it would have provoked some kind of reaction within you, whether it be sympathy or happiness or perhaps even indifference.
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Despite the fact I think Donald Trump is one of the worst people in the world, I can’t say that I was pleased that the guy contracted a life threatening virus that could very well end up killing him because I don’t want the guy to die a slow and painful death, but one man who wasn’t shirking his feelings was actor Dominic West, famous for such roles as Jimmy McNulty in ‘The Wire’ and Noah Solloway in ‘The Affair’. West was appearing on Good Morning Britain today when he revealed he jumped for joy at the fact Trump had tested positive for Coronavirus:
Kate Garraway – Did you have an instinctive reaction when you heard Donald Trump had contracted coronavirus?
Dominic West – “Well I did slightly leap in the air with joy when I heard”#GMB pic.twitter.com/d2tqM3zyhR
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) October 2, 2020
Well, I did slightly leap in the air with joy.
He said, “It is what it is”, and I think the phrase is what goes around comes around.
I just hope it doesn’t interrupt him getting elected out of office, that’s all.
Well, there’s an element of schadenfreude I suppose.
I’m not a fan of his as you can probably tell.
I just hope Biden stays healthy and gets the presidency as quickly as possible.
I think Trump is a catastrophe for America and for the world.
I mean I can see where he’s coming from, but again I don’t think you should really celebrate seeing someone getting really sick or dying, even if that person is Donald Trump. Just not really that woke is it?
However, the Twitter reaction was decidedly mixed with some people calling him an asshole and some people saying he was a complete sickhead:
Dominic West is despicable.
— Dan (@Dan96965929) October 2, 2020
@DominicWest = Tosser. https://t.co/woufNfH0Jp
— Benjamin Teacher (@benjaminteacher) October 2, 2020
Dominic West seems like a good lad.
— Experimental Continuity Corbyn Yak ☭ (@yakleftie) October 2, 2020
@DominicWest Loved your authentic reaction to the news that Trump got the virus.
A lot of people were thinking it, but wouldn’t say it on tv.
— Daniel Lee (@BeingDanielLee) October 2, 2020
The wretched & heartless individual is Trump.
Racist & encourages white supremacists
Abuses the disabled
Commits crimes by not paying tax
Has divided the country & created world-wide divisions
Is incompetent & self-serving.
Dominic West just spoke what we feel. https://t.co/HPU30hoodF
— Jill Gore (@JillGore8) October 2, 2020
When Boris Johnson was sick with COVID 19 no matter what side we were on … no one jumped for joy . This says a lot for the kind of person you are, i for 1 will never watch anything you are in again 😡
— liz mackin (@liz_mackin) October 2, 2020
Dominic West may have been a bit tactless but it’s only natural to feel that the world would be better off without Donald Trump
However, knowing Trump this is probably just some sort of ploy to make sure he has advantages like being able to tweet from the White House
— Gill (@Monitorabbit) October 2, 2020
@DominicWest you are a vile and disgusting human being, gleefully admitting your amusement at the fact the president and first lady have contracted coronavirus. Yes karma is very real, and yours will soon come. Congratulation you have ended whatever career you had. #dominicwest
— Conservative gay (@Conserv88749448) October 2, 2020
Whoa tell us how you feel there Conservative Gay, let it all out.
Seriously though, I guess when it boils down to it West didn’t say he wished that Trump died or got sick, he was just happy that he had contracted COVID-19 which you could read as West being happy that Trump has been made to look like an idiot after he repeatedly denied its existence and didn’t wear a mask etc. That probably seems more likely and he doesn’t want to see him dead and he just didn’t articulate himself or clarify what he meant too well, but I can see why people are upset about this as there is a very real possibility he could die and West seems to be celebrating this. However, much like Boris Johnson over here I don’t think any os actually believe that his life is in danger, do we?
Ultimately though, I find it kinda nuts that everyone is getting so pissed off with what Dominic West thinks about all this. Who cares about Dominic West’s thoughts on it? Guess we’ll see if it ends up with his cancellation but I imagine he’ll probably ride it out. Seems enough people are respecting his honesty and finding it amusing. At the moment at least.
For more of the same, check out these conspiracy theories about Trump contracting Coronavirus. There are a lot of them.