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Cher Tells Donald Trump On Twitter: 'I'm Beyond His Sell By Date'

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By Adreon Patterson

Pop icon Cher has joined a growing number of celebrities taking to social media to criticize the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Her most recent tweets addressed Trump's comments about possibly "opening up" the country by Easter amidst the social distancing measures currently in place.

As her Twitter followers already know, the singer-actress has made her feelings about President Donald Trump known before he was even in elected office, and has kept it up on more than one occasion.

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On March 26, she addressed the president directly by tweeting out that she was confused about why he won't "TEST FOR COVID-19 & SAVE OUR FAMILIES LIVES."

She wrote that the federal government is responsible for both providing tests for everyone who needs them and medical equipment to medicinal facilities in desperate need amidst this crisis. Her tweets came as many hospitals and medical offices are experiencing a shortage of both coronavirus tests and necessary medical supplies across the country.

Cher followed up that tweet with one focused on herself and her mother Georgia Holt by noting they are both at a higher risk of the coronavirus due to their age.

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"STATES BIDDING AGAINST ONE ANOTHER,USA BIDDING AGAINST OTHER COUNTRIES, BROKERS PRICE GOUGING, THESE DEATHS WILL BE LAID AT trump's FEET.HE COULD CHANGE THIS WITH ONE WORD.HE CAN BUY ALL THE SUPPLIES NEEDED TO SAVE LIVES OF AMERICANS.WHY WONT HE," Cher wrote about Trump. "RE-ELECTION[money],VS LIVES."

On March 24, Trump stated during a virtual Town Hall with Fox News that he "would love to have the country opened up, and just raring to go, by Easter." CNBC later noted that he added, "I'm not sure that's going to be the day."

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Cher's message serves as a direct response to President Trump's hopes to re-open the U.S. economy by Easter Sunday. This notion has been challenged by many who believe it is not a realistic timeline given the severity of the crisis.

If the country were to "re-open" before the disease was under better control, it could pose an enormous risk to individuals across the nation, especially for those such as Cher and her mother, who are the most vulnerable to the severe illness if they test positive.

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Following the President's comments, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of his Coronavirus Task Force, addressed the president's hopes to CNN.

"We just had a conversation with the president in the Oval Office, talking about, you could look at a date, but you've got to be very flexible on a literally day by day, week by week basis," he stated. "You need to evaluate the feasibility of what you're trying to do. When you look at the country, obviously no one is going to want to tone down things when you see what's going on in a place like New York City, that's just good public health practice and common sense."

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"The country is a big country, and there are areas of the country... that we really need to know more about what the penetrance is there," Dr. Fauci continued. "If we do the kind of testing we're doing... and you find after a period of time that there are areas that are very different from other areas of the country, you may not want to essentially treat it as just one force for the entire country, but look at flexibility in different areas."

He added there may be a "misinterpretation" that "you're just going to lift everything up" but having "to be looking at the data" to figure out what is happening in individual states.

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