(TheFreedomFlag.com) – Liberal activist, “comedian,” and actor Patton Oswalt published a Tweet on Tuesday that has enraged Republicans and sane Democrats alike. In the tweet, the left-wing provocateur imagined supporters of the president dying from the deadly Chinese coronavirus.
“King of Queens” star Patton Oswalt imagined Trump supporters coughing to death while being concerned about the terrible way in which the media treats the president.
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
Was that meant to be funny?
Oswalt was responding to a tweet by reporter Sarah Reese Jones who explained how the president has requested Attorney General William Barr begin an investigation into the way the media have covered the coronavirus.
The problem? The claim is completely unsubstantiated. It comes from an “anonymous source” allegedly close the White House, according to Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair, who said the president “wants Justice to open investigations of the media for market manipulation.”
Trump has asked Attorney General William Barr to launch a Department of Justice investigation into the media’s coronavirus coverage.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 9, 2020
Even though the claim is false, the president has every reason to be concerned about the way the media is covering the coronavirus. Reporters and Democrats have already lied and said the president called the coronavirus a “hoax.”
This isn’t the first time that Patton Oswalt has said something vile about the president and his supporters. It’s one thing supporting another candidate or disliking the president, but it’s another to label half the country “stupid assholes.”
In a December 2019 tweet, Oswalt said, “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.”
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 waaaaahhttps://t.co/N7dP4WnsMt
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 12, 2019
The comments come just days after a Democratic councilwoman faced calls to resign after suggesting people suffering from coronavirus should attend Donald Trump rallies.