In a video posted on Instagram Monday, Amanda Kloots shared her sorrow and frustration with Trump's unsolicited COVID-19 advice.
"Don't let it dominate your life? No one's 'letting it,'" Kloots said. "Nick didn't 'let it' - it wasn't a choice. And it dominated his life, it dominated my life, it dominated our family's lives for 95 days and because he didn't make it, it will forever affect my life."
Kloots continued, "Even if he would have survived, he would have forever affected and changed our lives," calling Trump's statement, "beyond hurtful."
Fighting back tears, she pleaded, "Have some empathy. Why are you bragging? Have empathy to the Americans that - you are our leader. Have some empathy to the people who are suffering and grieving. It's just not fair."
"I cried next to my husband for 95 days watching what COVID did to the person I love. It IS something to be afraid of," she said.
Kloots and Cordero were married in 2017 and have a young son named Elvis.
The video is below.
#POTUS45 #COVID19 #Grief #TrumpIsANationalDisgrace Amanda Kloots widow of Nick Cordero who died of Covid at age… https://t.co/rXC0ZMd3VJ— Skye (@Skye)1601960171.0
The responses to Kloots' video were as emotional as the video she shared.
I am not surprised by the “President’s” callous and disgusting selfishness, but I’m still horrified. @amandakloots… https://t.co/gYXhc7witY— Laura Benanti (@Laura Benanti)1601994607.0
When he tweeted this I couldn’t stop thinking about Amanda Kloots and what she and her family went through. She sho… https://t.co/BAW2kZK7K3— Emily Favreau (@Emily Favreau)1601960672.0
i’ve followed amanda kloots on her journey for the past couple months. i found her when her husband was in the ICU… https://t.co/8UzGYle5ub— mikayla ミ☆ (@mikayla ミ☆)1601957002.0
What would he say if he faced people who lost loved ones to COVID? If there were 50K out of the 200K in one room? C… https://t.co/vnonNN7CXB— Carol Costello (@Carol Costello)1601955660.0