Before people start getting all high and mighty about us making fun of the fact that Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, let's lay out a few facts.
First of all, Donald Trump is a f*cking scumbag. He's consistently avoided paying his fair share of taxes and laughed about doing so, he's insulted everything from dead US soldiers to disabled people, he's willfully attempted to downplay the spread of coronavirus in the US and, as a result, has sunk numerous industries - including television, movies, music and live events - into the ground.
He's been accused of sexual assault multiple times, he's gleefully supported white supremacy and racism, and he's responsible for nearly 38% of the misinformation currently circulating the world when it comes to coronavirus.
Should we be making jokes about him having it, then? Yes, because he absolutely deserves it. And, to be fair, there are some funny tweets about this news out there.
Here's just a tiny selection.
Fire up the "It's Always Sunny" theme music pic.twitter.com/lDkHarsJMu
— Justice delos Santos (@justdelossantos) October 2, 2020
Wishing harm, sickness or death on someone, even a bad person, is petty & small.
BUT: it is genuinely & extremely funny that Trump got COVID. It’s objectively funny. He downplayed it & mishandled it & thousands of people died. Now he has it. It’s funny!
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) October 2, 2020
Trump next month pic.twitter.com/44uQniHFeU
— Respectable Lawyer (@RespectableLaw) October 2, 2020
Scenes from the White House pic.twitter.com/PfUrKJewJO
— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) October 2, 2020
Trump: *says the virus is fake*
— Dezirae 👻 (@dezirae29) October 2, 2020
Look, whether you’re a fan of President trump or not he is still a human being, and the fact that he has COVID is both hilarious and awesome.
— Mass for Shut-ins (Podcast) (@edburmila) October 2, 2020
There’s always a tweet 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GuqeXXfGXO
— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) October 2, 2020
It is what it is. pic.twitter.com/xfyZLraLz4
— Brian King (@bkbkbk) October 2, 2020
COVID moving around Air Force One pic.twitter.com/Eo9TSShCf8
— Micah @ Home (@LetMicahDown) October 2, 2020
Former reality TV host tests positive for COVID-19https://t.co/x3Eyu02fXl
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) October 2, 2020