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 (opens in new tab), after President Donald Trump shared some ‘dangerous’ comments on coronavirus.

The President of the United States last week tested positive for coronavirus (opens in new tab) 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.”

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