Earlier this year, Broadway star Nick Cordero died after 95 days of battling the virus which has claimed over 200,000 American lives.
Despite these many deaths, President Donald Trump has continued to downplay the seriousness of the virus, even tweeting that Americans shouldn't be afraid of it after catching it and receiving emergency medical treatment himself.
Now, Cordero's widow, Amanda Kloots, is speaking out against Trump, showing the effect his words can have on a family who lost a loved one because of the pandemic.
Amanda Kloots’ husband died of Covid at age 41. https://t.co/GQjB08I4TG— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough) 1602003868.0
Kloots shared a selfie video to her Instagram story and also posted several images trying to convince her followers that the President's attitude was both dangerous and deeply disrespectful.
Kloots ultimately wanted to convince her followers to vote for Joe Biden in the upcoming elections!
Twitter appreciated Kloots sharing her story. This has no doubt been a profoundly difficult time for her to be in the public eye.
If you haven’t yet, please go watch Amanda Kloot’s Instagram story. Start here and listen to what she is saying and… https://t.co/cQqRpMNORh— Christine PT, DPT (@Christine PT, DPT) 1601989068.0
Amanda Kloot has impressed me so much with her actions and words since her husband Nick Cordero died of Covid. She… https://t.co/8012sqLPTq— Shelagh Fogarty 💙 (@Shelagh Fogarty 💙) 1602014701.0
Oh God ! So sorry Amanda Kloot 💔💔💔💔 https://t.co/2TGHpBgwBC— Lananh Coryer (@Lananh Coryer) 1602017803.0
Most families who have lost a loved one were also likely hurt by Trump's insensitivity.
Everyone should go watch Amanda Kloot’s stories on her IG right now to see how harmful Trump’s tweet and the way he… https://t.co/ruLMT3bDlE— Kayla (@Kayla) 1601963231.0
@realDonaldTrump From Nick Cordero’s wife. Speaking on behalf of thousands upon thousands who can’t take a helicopt… https://t.co/ABie06ydXj— GᖇEGOᖇY G. ᗩᒪᒪEᑎ (@GᖇEGOᖇY G. ᗩᒪᒪEᑎ) 1601983641.0
I had met Amanda Kloot's husband, Nick Cordero, when he was in Rock of Ages; he was a lovely guy and talented to bo… https://t.co/A0B5gD3zL9— Andrea Rowe (@Andrea Rowe) 1602042911.0
Nick Cordero's death shows that the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions aren't the only people at risk of serious complications when it comes to the virus.
I would like to hear from the families of everyone forever gone too soon & those still dealing w/Covid side effects… https://t.co/XkPkjS4UA2— LN (@LN) 1602034644.0
Amanda Kloot nails the problem with Trump. https://t.co/QSGc7YpkdB— BeeDee (@BeeDee) 1602066785.0
To Amanda Kloot, our hearts go out to you and thank you for speaking out last night..I hope it will matter although… https://t.co/EVayPsOXoR— Jean Johnson (@Jean Johnson) 1602068260.0
Hundreds of thousands of American families have lost a loved one to the virus and any empathetic President would think of those people before tweeting about how nice his own recovery has been.