Comedian Kathy Griffin, who once posed with the fake severed head of Donald Trump for a photoshoot, took to Twitter on Wednesday to accuse the president of “lying” about the availability of coronavirus testing.
Griffin, 59, posted two photos that she claimed served as proof that she had been sent “to the #COVID19 isolation ward room in a major hospital ER.”
“He’s lying,” Griffin wrote, referring to Trump. I was sent to the #COVID19 isolation ward room in a major hospital ER from a separate urgent care facility after showing UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms. The hospital couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions. #TESTTESTTEST.”
He’s lying. I was sent to the #COVID19 isolation ward room in a major hospital ER from a separate urgent care facility after showing UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms. The hospital couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions. #TESTTESTTEST https://t.co/18fRiOBsdN pic.twitter.com/0sU9fHu4r0
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 25, 2020
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She posted this alongside a tweet from Trump in which he said the U.S. had done “far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far!”
“In fact,” he added, “over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight week span. Great job!”
Just reported that the United States has done far more “testing” than any other nation, by far! In fact, over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight week span. Great job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020
Unfortunately for Griffin, her latest attempt to smear Trump backfired when social media users accused her of either overdramatizing her situation, or of outright lying.
You have no idea what you’ve just done to yourself trying to pull this hoax for attention.
1) You can’t be diagnosed with COVID-19 without having been tested and
2) no hospital is going to put you in a COVID-19 isolation ward without verifying first that you have the virus.
— Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army! (@drawandstrike) March 26, 2020
If you’re in the hospital and aren’t being tested it’s because the doctors see no need to test you.
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) March 25, 2020
The most annoying thing about this Corona Virus has been having to watch attention seeking, mostly D-list celebrities, try to use the crisis to make themselves relevant again pic.twitter.com/Vxkbfuqcu6
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) March 26, 2020
Griffin has been battling a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome for years now, so it unfortunately comes as no surprise that she is trying to spin the coronavirus pandemic in a way that would make the president look bad. Given the fact that her career is fledgling, it also comes as no surprise that she is trying to use coronavirus to make herself relevant again.
What would be surprising, however, would be if anyone takes anything this crazed leftwing comic says seriously. If you really are sick, Kathy, perhaps you should focus a little more on getting better, and a little less on your disturbingly deranged Twitter rants.
This piece was written by PopZette Staff on March 26, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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