Taking the #Resistance to levels previously unseen, former Charmed actress Holly Marie Combs suggested this week that President Donald Trump is responsible for the death of her grandfather. Combs, who may not be thinking straight in her understandable grief, took to Twitter to accuse Trump of misinforming her grandfather, which led him to contract the coronavirus.
“My grandfather died today. He voted for you. He believed you when you said this virus was no worse than the flu. He believed every lie you muttered and sputtered. He died today from Covid-19 one day after his 66th wedding anniversary. You’re a disgrace to the human race,” Combs tweeted in a message to the president.
Combs did not explain on Twitter exactly what her grandfather did on the advice of the president that caused him to become infected with COVID-19. As far as we recall, Trump has been relentlessly spreading a message of social distancing. He has tempered that message with optimism that we can begin reopening the country safely and responsibly, yes, but has he said anything that would send people out into dangerous situations? Of course not.
We get that Combs would be aggrieved and angry over the death of her loved one, but if her deceased grandfather actually believed everything the president said, then he would have been taking this coronavirus very seriously. He would have stayed home. He would have been washing his hands regularly for twenty seconds. He would not have believed that the coronavirus was “no worse than the flu.” If Trump is on record saying anything to the contrary, he certainly didn’t say it within the window that Combs’ grandfather would have been infected with the virus.
When Twitter users pointed out some of these facts to Combs, she shut them down.
“Zero tolerance for Trumpers,” she wrote. “Zero. Take it to someone else’s timeline. Not today, Satan.”
Uh, good comeback?
As fellow human beings, of course, we extend our sympathies to Combs. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, even if they are just a “Trumper.” But hopefully, when the fog of grief passes, she can realize that Trump didn’t bring the coronavirus to this country, he didn’t tell people to put themselves in harm’s way, and he certainly didn’t infect her grandfather with the disease. Unfortunately, surrounded as she is by Hollywood TDS-sufferers, it’s unlikely she’ll ever see reason.