Reality TV star Brielle Biermann tweeted an opinion about Donald Trump on Monday that had many fans upset. She said the tweet wasn't political, but then went on to defend the president because he's a "person," too.
"This is not political- i don’t care how i/you feel about trump as a politician but he is a PERSON. 'Running' the country. He has feelings like all of us. Do you think someone wants to do the best they can when they’re constantly belittled/bullied for everything they do/say?" she wrote.
The backlash was intense.
"Do you follow him on Twitter? Literally ALL he does is belittle and bully others. Where is your outrage about that? Where is the leadership in that? Check yourself," one person wrote.
"I love you, but girl he is the biggest bully of them all. The things he says are completely unacceptable. He has made so many derogatory and degrading comments. You get what you give," another said.
"His government is letting Americans die in the thousands. He isn’t lifting a finger to get PPE or ventilators to where they need to be. He wanted to be president. He sucks at it," another replied.
"Wait till someone u love dies from the virus. He knew in Dec & did nothing. I’m a nurse & Trump lies about what’s going on. It’s way worse & NOT getting better. He could help states, save lives, but chooses not to, so he can save money. But you go ahead & stick up for the POS!" a fourth added.
Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.