Kate Garraway ‘heartbroken’ after President Donald Trump comments on coronavirus

Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway has revealed that she finds President Donald Trump’s latest coronavirus advice ‘heartbreaking’.

Kate Garraway spoke out on this morning’s instalment of ITV news show Good Morning Britain, after President Donald Trump shared some ‘dangerous’ comments on coronavirus.

The President of the United States last week tested positive for coronavirus alongside wife First Lady of the United States Melania Trump.

After receiving treatment for COVID-19 in Maryland’s Walter Reed Medical Center, the President was discharged from hospital yesterday, when he took to his Twitter account writing, ‘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!

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In reaction to the President’s comments, Kate Garraway spoke out on Good Morning Britain, calling the statement ‘terrible’ and ‘heartbreaking’.

‘‘It’s extraordinary isn’t it,” said Kate, whose husband Derek Draper has been in the hospital since March after testing positive for COVID-19. “It’s heartbreaking actually, his attitude could argue sanctioned the behaviour at that event…in which nine people have been infected.

“And really what would we be doing if this was you or me? We would be sobbing our hearts out thinking, ‘Oh my goodness, aren’t I lucky I’m doing 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.”

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Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan also spoke out on the President’s comments, saying, “It is the most tone-deaf response imaginable. He’s a desperate man”.

Piers discussed the subject with ITV resident medical expert Dr Hilary, who suggested that the President could be “still contagious” as he said he was tested just days ago last Thursday.

“He has no way to know whether he’s immune or not,” added Dr Hilary.

“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.”

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

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