Chris Evans responds to Donald Trump after he tells followers 'don't be afraid of COVID'By Mark Pygas
Oct. 6 2020, Updated 8:24 a.m. ET
President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday after spending several days at Walter Reed Hospital. Trump will continue to undergo treatment for coronavirus, which has included an array of experimental and costly drugs.
Trump's own chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told press that the president's symptoms were "very concerning." The White House doctor also revealed that President Trump needed supplemental oxygen and dexamethasone, which, according to the World Health Organization, is recommended for patients “with severe and critical COVID-19."
Despite his condition, however, President Trump continued to downplay coronavirus in a tweet on Monday. "Don’t be afraid of Covid," the president wrote. "Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"
That message didn't sit well with Captain America star Chris Evans, who took to Twitter to scold the president. "Don’t be afraid of Covid?!" the actor wrote. "You’ve been under round-the-clock care by the best doctors using the best drugs. Do you really think everyone has access to that?!"
"Sadly, I’m sure you’re aware of that disparity, you just don’t care," he added. "This is reckless to a shocking degree, even for you."
Trump's comments also attracted criticism from others. "Just fell out a 50th story window and so far so good! feels like flying," one user joked. "Don’t be afraid of falling out of windows."
While others referenced Star Wars, writing: "Luke, help me take off my mask. I learned so much about lava. One thing’s for certain... don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. Maybe I’m immune, I don’t know."
"Feeling really good," one user added. "Don’t be afraid of small, one-man fighters. Don’t let them dominate your life. Don’t evacuate in your moment of triumph."