United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams this week issued a warning to states that were being hit hard by the novel coronavirus -- and was instantly met with angry responses from Trump supporters.
In a tweet posted on Monday, Adams said that surging COVID-19 cases in some states would make it difficult to safely hold Thanksgiving dinners this year unless infections came down.
"A note of caution if you live in IA, ID, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, or WI -- things aren’t looking up for thanksgiving dinner, but there’s still plenty of time to turn it around," he wrote. "Wear masks. Wash hands. Watch distances."
All of the states listed by Adams have been getting hammered by the coronavirus, which over the weekend recorded a record number of daily new infections.
Despite this, many supporters of President Donald Trump expressed anger at Adams for warning about the virus, which so far has killed more than 225,000 Americans.
Check out some reactions below.
@Surgeon_General Everyone will have Thanksgiving; stop the fear mongering. The flu has disappeared, interesting 🧐— RLS (@RLS)1603731156.0
@Surgeon_General How about we do what we want because we are free men and women?— Dr Feelgood 🇺🇸 (@Dr Feelgood 🇺🇸)1603731040.0
@Surgeon_General LOL things aren't looking up for Thanksgiving dinner man what a joke. My family & I will do whatev… https://t.co/HF3wZevKZd— AnonAmish (@AnonAmish)1603731102.0
@Surgeon_General Go away, you and your mask.— Adam Dick (@Adam Dick)1603732964.0
@Surgeon_General The government is telling us not to have Thanksgiving dinner. #outofcontrol— Lee (@Lee)1603732866.0
@Surgeon_General If I am going to die of Hysteria-19, I want to be surrounded by family and friends, rathet than al… https://t.co/K7CbCz8V0y— "Mungo" the full time philosopher (@"Mungo" the full time philosopher)1603733240.0
@Surgeon_General https://t.co/kt97ySFrjE— Dr. President Elect Huckleberry ™ (@Dr. President Elect Huckleberry ™)1603730877.0
@Surgeon_General Fear monger— President-Elect Natural Immunity🇺🇸 (@President-Elect Natural Immunity🇺🇸)1603730852.0
@Surgeon_General We don't care about #covid19! Resign! https://t.co/BeLKRbCHAc— V (@V)1603733240.0