Former “Cheers” star Kirstie Alley responded fiercely to criticism of the president by a CNN reporter after the president’s return to the White House from the Walter Reed Medical Center.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins was one of the president’s critics, accusing him of acting irresponsibly, reported The Blaze.
“Only days into his diagnosis, the first thing President Trump does when he gets back to the White House is take his mask off,” she said after President Trump removed his mask for the cameras at the White House.
Only days into his diagnosis, the first thing President Trump does when he gets back to the White House is take his mask off. pic.twitter.com/kyqvHcSbIl
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 5, 2020
Alley replied with an expletive-ridden response: “What would you like him to do? Start crying like a little [expletive] so you can report that he’s … crying like a little [expletive]?
He could have a hazmat suit on and you would report … he’s a [expletive] lunatic in a hazmat suit,” Alley said, adding, “You hate him. Just report that.”
President Trump had called Collins out after a previous White House press briefing in May.
Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had just finished her press briefing, and the masked Collins, within seconds, had ripped off her mask, not realizing the cameras were still rolling. She left the meeting without putting it back on, while other reporters all had theirs on.
Her actions were caught on video, and she was blasted for not practicing social distancing with other reporters.
“A CNN Faker!” President Trump tweeted to his 80 million followers, as the video quickly went viral.
A CNN Faker! https://t.co/boSTXeIWcU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2020
Alley was also forward in criticizing the Democrats in a previous tweet, pointing out they spent most of their time trying to take the president down. “The truth is DEMS have accomplished NOTHING in the last 3 1/2 years other than Devising ways to take TRUMP DOWN,” she tweeted. “U have been a waste of our tax dollars TIME & faith. EVEN with all YOUR attempts to destroy him, you FAILED!” she added.
The truth is DEMS have accomplished NOTHING in the last 3 1/2 years other than Devising ways to take TRUMP DOWN. U have been a waste of our tax dollars TIME & faith. EVEN with all YOUR attempts to destroy him, you FAILED!
So far he’s STILL STANDING. I know that breaks ur ❤️❤️❤️
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 5, 2020
The president arrived back at the White House on Monday, Oct. 5, and appeared on the balcony overlooking the South Lawn.
He saluted military personnel and Marine One as it departed, then tweeted a video from his Twitter account.
“One thing that’s for certain. Don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. You’re gonna beat it,” said the president.
“We’re going back. We’re going back to work. We’re going to be out front,” he continued.
“But don’t let it dominate your lives, get out there, be careful.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020