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Olympic runner Kara Goucher, whose grandfather died of COVID-19, angered over Donald Trump’s remarks

| U.S.A. TODAY

Two-time Olympian Kara Goucher on Tuesday informed CNN’s Anderson Cooper that she “felt actually disrespected” by President Donald Trump when he tweeted, “Do not be afraid of Covid. Do not let it manage your life,” Monday as he left the health care facility after being dealt with for COVID-19.

Goucher’s grandfather, Calvin Haworth, 95, was related to COVID-19 on Sept. 24, and she informed Cooper Tuesday that her grandfather was “losing his battle with coronavirus.” By that night, Goucher shared the news that her grandfather had actually passed away.

” Tonight, surrounded by my sis, mom, myself, and with my other sis on the phone, my grandpa died in peace,” she made up on Twitter.Trump announced on Twitter last Friday that he and Very first Girl Melania Trump had actually inspected favorable for COVID-19. After being confessed to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday, Trump was released on Monday and tweeted that he was “feeling really great!” The 42-year-old Goucher was outraged by Trump’s remarks and responded to them Monday on Twitter.” As my grandpa lies in a bed struggling to take his dying breaths due to COVID, I’m unsure I have in fact ever read anything more angering or tone deaf in my life,” Goucher wrote.Goucher informed Cooper that she felt disrespected by Trump’s” tone-deaf” remarks.” I looked like my grandpa was disrespected. I appeared like all of people who had really been suffering through this were disrespected,” she stated. Goucher, a distance runner, completed for Group USA at the 2008 Beijing Summertimes Games, ending up ninth and 10th general in the 5,000 and 10,000-meter races. At the 2012 London Games, she competed in the marathon, finishing 11th overall.She told Cooper that her grandpa had actually helped raise her and her siblings after their daddy was removed by an inebriated chauffeur when she was 4 years of ages. She stated her grandpa introduced her to distance running.” He was continuously there and he really was encouraging,” Goucher mentioned.” I indicate, he actually made me believe in myself. And he did that for my sis too. “Follow Edith Noriega on Twitter @Noriega_Edith.

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