Comedian Patton Oswalt Jokes About MAGA Supporters Dying from Coronavirus
In his recent tweet, stand-up comedian and Ratatouille star, Patton Oswalt joke about MAGA supporters dying from the coronavirus. Oswalt wrote that Trump supporters were so obsessed with the president that they have “coughed themselves to death.”
MAGAt dying from COVID-19: “Why did the *cough* media treat Trump so *cough cough* unfairly...” https://t.co/kWdATsCY3K— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 10, 2020
Along with other Hollywood lefty, Oswalt responded to allegations that the president requested Attorney General Willliam Barr to investigate the media’s coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.
In a sensationalized news report, Vanity Fair published an article entitled “HE’S DEFINITELY MELTING DOWN OVER THIS”: TRUMP, GERMAPHOBE IN CHIEF, STRUGGLES TO CONTROL THE COVID-19 STORY.” The author, Gabriel Sherman, claimed that the Justice Department wanted to investigate the media’s portrayal of the coronavirus outbreak for “market manipulation.” Sherman claimed that according to a White House insider, Trump “is trying to control the narrative, and he can’t.”
Sherman also went on to say that the president did not want journalists aboard AirForce One in fear of getting the virus. However, Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham demanded Sherman to retract his statement after the president landed in Orlando, Florida, and confidently went on to shake his supporters’ hands.
Albeit to Oswalt’s tweet, Sherman did not write about Trump requesting Barr to launch an investigation. Indeed, Hollywood is using the outbreak as a means to put the blame on the president and even fuel the fire of panic, fear, and hysteria.
Oswalt’s fellow comedian and host, Chelsea Handler, have also called out the president for encouraging sick people to go to work.
Trump supporters: your president just suggested people who have tested positive for the Coronavirus can still go to work and get better there. Go with god.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 5, 2020
However, the president was having none of it and responded to Handler’s tweets saying that he had never suggested sick people to continue to work. He also claimed that it was just one of the numerous fake news that has been circulating in social media.
I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work. This is just more Fake News and disinformation put out by the Democrats, in particular MSDNC. Comcast covers the CoronaVirus situation horribly, only looking to do harm to the incredible & successful effort being made!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020
Rosie, another Hollywood stand-up comic, also went on to spread the allegations that the administration was lying.
Even outspoken Trump critic, Bette Midler joined in the fun, writing a severe anti-Trump sentiment and accusing the president of using Vice president Pence as a “scapegoat” to blame the coronavirus outbreak.
Guess #Trump wants a scapegoat, #Pence, AKA Mr AIDS, to take the fall just in case the #Coronavirus becomes uncontainable. Anyone who watched #Trump throwing paper towels at suffering #PuertoRicans after #Maria knows he’s uniquely and utterly useless during any kind of crisis.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 27, 2020
Oswalt had also made previous remarks against the president. Last December, the comedian described Trump supporters as “stupid assholes.” In his tweet, Oswalt made an overgeneralization and poked fun about the people who have continued to support and vote for the president.
Moreover, the comedian also penned an essay, which he concluded that MAGA supporters should “F^ck Off.” Oswalt said, “Because this is the epoch of the entitled bully, and everyone else—even those who support the bullies but just so happen to be weak—can f*ck right off.”
The President is a stupid asshole and if you voted for him you’re a stupid asshole and if you still support him you’re a stupid asshole. Oh no this Tweet is going to make all the stupid assholes not like me waaaaah https://t.co/N7dP4WnsMt— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 12, 2019
The article was published in McSweeney. In the same essay, Oswalt also declared that the administration did not care about Americans going through natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Oswalt then proclaimed that “We’re on our own.” He also went on to suggest that the administration has encouraged people to become more selfish by having the “I have to save myself first attitude.”
Below his essay, Oswalt also linked an advertisement that promoted Trump’s impeachment.