Actor Chris Evans, best known for playing the role of Captain America, has harshly criticized US President Donald Trump for telling everyone not to be afraid of Covid-19. Evans’ words resonated with a lot of Americans who agreed with the star on Twitter and shared their thoughts on why the coronavirus is very serious and why we ought to be afraid of it.

President Trump returned to the White House on Monday after a 3-night stay at the hospital. He contracted the coronavirus last week. Trump claims that he’s feeling “really good” and urged Americans not to let Covid-19 “dominate” their lives. Currently, there are nearly 7.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US. There have been over 210,000 Covid-19-related deaths in the country. Worldwide, there are almost 35.5 million confirmed cases and more than a million people lost their lives because of the virus.

Celebrity expert Mike Sington told Bored Panda that Evans and others calling President Trump out was a good thing. In Mike’s opinion, it’s the most irresponsible thing said by an American President “ever.” Scroll down for the celeb expert’s other insights into the situation.

Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday after spending 3 days at the hospital

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He urged Americans not to be afraid of Covid-19

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However, actor Chris Evans (aka Captain America) slammed Trump for saying such a thing

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Bored Panda wanted to get Mike’s take on why Trump might have said what he said about Covid-19. According to the celebrity expert, Trump didn’t want to appear weak which is “his greatest fear.”

Mike explained that a situation where the leader of the US got Covid-19 was a chance for a radically different approach, “His intention was always to downplay Covid. A responsible President would say something like, ‘You don’t want to go through what I did. This virus is very real. If a President can get it, anyone can. You must protect yourself. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and avoid crowded places.’

Evans was far from the only star to condemn 74-year-old Trump. Among the President’s critics were also actors Mandy Moore, Mia Farrow, Patton Oswalt, and Colin Hanks, as well as ‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi and others.

The President celebrated leaving the hospital by pumping his fist. He then flew to the White House on a helicopter where he went to the balcony, removed his mask, gave a thumbs-up, and a military salute.

On Twitter, Trump promised to be back on the campaign trail as soon as possible. There is now less than a month until the November 6 Presidential election where Trump will clash with Democratic hopeful Joe Biden.

It’s still unclear just how serious Trump’s illness was: there were conflicting reports. White House physician Sean Conly said that Trump may not be “out of the woods yet” and mentioned that it’s still unsure if he will be able to safely travel for campaign events. Cautious optimism seems to be the name of the game.

Dr. Conly confirmed that the President was given the steroid dexamethasone and has received several doses of antiviral drug remdesivir to help fight Covid-19.

Others agreed with Evans that the coronavirus isn’t something that we should take lightly

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