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Piers Morgan blasts ‘despicable’ trolls after Donald Trump tests positive for coronavirus

Says they're neither "tolerant nor kind"

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Piers Morgan has blasted trolls who have celebrated US president Donald Trump testing positive for coronavirus.

The GMB host, 55, took to Twitter to slam the sick comments.

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Donald Trump tested positive for the virus (Credit: Chris Kleponis / Pool via CNP / SplashNews.com)

What’s happened to Donald Trump?

The news broke in the early hours of this morning (Friday October 2) that Mr Trump, 74, and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, had caught the virus.

The couple’s diagnoses comes after his close aide, Hope Hicks, also tested positive.

Read more: Stanley Johnson: Brits furious at Prime Minister’s father as he’s caught without a face mask

As the news circulated around the world, internet trolls took to social media to make jokes and call for the president’s death.

That’s when Piers stepped in.

What did Piers say in response to a Donald Trump troll?

One Twitter user said: “Just so we’re clear here: I hope he dies.”

Piers shot back, saying, “Disgusting.”

What else did Piers Morgan say?

Another Twitter user replied to Piers, saying: “You can’t deny that it’s ironic that a guy who said it was a hoax and that it would magically disappear has now contracted it.

“He has also been so lame in dealing with it that the US is in a terrible mess.

Piers Morgan slammed the trolls (Credit: SplashNews.com)

“This is his mess.”

Piers replied: “Nobody’s been more critical of Trump over Covid than me.

I don’t want him or his wife to die from it.

“But I don’t want him or his wife to die from it.

“Those who are are despicable.”

What did Donald Trump say when he broke the news?

Mr Trump shocked the world when he tweeted a message confirming he and his wife’s positive tests.

“Tonight,” he began, “@FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19.

“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.

“We will get through this TOGETHER!”

As ever, Piers got in the last word.

A Twitter user said: “People who aren’t tolerant and kind don’t deserve tolerance and kindness.”

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Piers Morgan has previously criticised Trump (Credit: ITV)

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Piers shot back: “Then you’re neither tolerant nor kind.”

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