Gene Wu is a Representative for Texas and on Friday night he tweeted “Hard to serve a prison sentence if you’re dead.” He didn’t specifically mention Trump, but it’s fair to assume he’s talking about the President since Trump just announced he and Melania have tested positive for covid-19.
It’s also fair to assume he’s talking about Trump because soon after posting the tweet he deleted it and instead tweeted well wishes, prayers, and “healing thoughts” for the President. Several people have called out Wu for hypocrisy, saying they saw his original tweet. Some tweet replies read, “You’ve already shown us who you are. This attempt is useless and without meaning”, “I’d move to Texas just to vote you OUT!”, or “Liar liar liar”.
He also tweeted, “The greatest recovery the nation has ever seen.” But it’s unclear what he means by that.
Wu isn’t the only one to show lack of concern for the President and First Lady after they’ve contracted the virus. Many people posting to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have made horrible comments, like wishing the President a “painful covid death.” Others have made comments “calling him out” for not wearing a mask and that’s why he got it, when in fact the President has worn a mask when he’s needed to.
Sources: Twitter; Photo- The Texas Observer, The Verge