Kate Garraway 'heartbroken' by Trump's coronavirus statement

Kate Garraway says Donald Trump’s ‘attitude’ towards coronavirus is ‘heartbreaking’ as her husband Derek Draper remains in hospital seven months after fighting the virus.

President Trump left hospital yesterday after receiving treatment for Covid-19 which he was diagnosed with last week. 

Upon his discharge from the Walter Reed Medical Center, President Trump tweeted: ‘I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. 

‘Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!’ 

Reacting to Trump’s comments, Kate said on Good Morning Britain: ‘It’s extraordinary isn’t it. It’s heartbreaking actually, his attitude could argue sanctioned the behaviour.

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‘And really what would we be doing if this was you or me? We would be sobbing our hearts out saying ‘aren’t I lucky I’m doing so well.’

She added: ‘‘It’s terrible, it’s not even the deaths or the fear of the deaths as these people have families who are grieving.’ 

It emerged last week that Derek’s coronavirus case has been the longest in the UK. He was rushed to hospital after falling ill with Covid-19 in March and was placed in a coma before coming out into a minimal state of consciousness.

Piers Morgan also weighed in on Trump’s comments and branded the president a ‘desperate man’.

‘It is the most tone-deaf response imaginable. He’s a desperate man,’ Piers said.  

The presenter later described the president as a coronavirus ‘superspreader’ while later criticising him for acting as though he’s a ‘superhero’. 

Referring to a video of Trump arriving back at the White House featuring dramatic music, Piers commented: ‘Trump thinks he’s in an episode of a Gerard Butler movie, prompting Susanna Reid to joke it was like ‘White House Down’. 

Piers continued: ‘Disgrace in my opinion, just lying through his back teeth… He is in total denial. This is a constitutional crisis.’ 

Dr Hilary added: ‘I would imagine so since he said his test was last Thursday so it’s likely he’s still contagious. 

‘He has no way to know whether he’s immune or not. 

‘The dexamethasone certainly causes euphoria so anyone who takes it will feel a lift… It’s a very dangerous and misleading message to make. 

‘This is all very serious stuff.’ 

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am. 

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