Never miss an update on schools, pubs and coronavirus cases with our morning newsletter straight to your inbox
Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway confessed to finding Donald Trump’s latest claims about coronavirus “heartbreaking”.
Kate sadly knows too well the devastating effects Covid-19 can have on someone and their loved ones, amid her husband Derek Draper’s ongoing health battle.
He was placed in an induced coma in April just weeks after being struck down by the virus, and is still in hospital.
Kate shared her upset yesterday that Derek’s kids and parents had been unable to visit him since the end of March when he was admitted, yet Trump could leave his isolation just days after testing positive for the virus.
The US President was revealed to have tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday before being admitted to a hospital a day later.
Just days on and the president says he is “feeling great” and better than ever, after being treated for Covid-19.
He’s now back in The White House, telling the US public not to fear the virus, and not to let it “dominate their lives”.
In a video of his comeback, he was seen landing at The White House before dramatically looking out from the balcony having taken his mask off.
Another clip saw Trump telling the US public not to fear the virus or let it control their lives, as well as claiming medicines and even a vaccine where going to be available soon.
Trump added repeatedly that they were going to beat the virus, so the public shouldn’t let it dominate their lives because he was “feeling great”.
Hitting out at the scenes, Kate revealed it wasn’t just about the deaths, but also those who have lost someone to the virus – especially with the US having such a high death toll, with over 210,000 people now known to have died.
Almost speechless, she said: “It’s extraordinary isn’t it, it is extraordinary. It’s heartbreaking actually.
“His attitude, you could argue, sanctioned the behaviour at that event whenever it was in September.
“Now nine people have been infected, 10 including him, would they have even traced many of the other people?”
She went on: “Really, what would you be doing if this was you or me, we’d be sobbing our hearts out going, ‘oh my goodness, this is awful’ and ‘aren’t I lucky I am doing well’.
“Do you think on some level he knows and he’s got to just carry on like this?”
On his advice not to fear the virus, she concluded: “It’s terrible because it’s not even just the deaths or the fear of death. Those 210,000 people have families that are grieving, so the event isn’t just the illness, but it’s the impact on lives and livelihoods.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
This content was originally published here.