Comedian Tracy Morgan of ’30 Rock’ defends Trump over coronavirus response: ‘Now is not the time to blame’

Finally some rational thoughts coming out of Hollywood.

Comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for starring on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” just spoke out to defend President Donald Trump for the way he has handled the coronavirus pandemic.

During an interview with “Today” on Tuesday morning, Morgan defended President Trump from constant attacks from the left as he also talked about what life is like for him in quarantine.

“The struggle is real. Right now we’re struggling. People want to criticize the president, but imagine being president of a country and have your country got sick. So it’s difficult for him,” Morgan said.

Morgan went on to call for unity as the country continues to struggle to deal with COVID-19.

“We’ve all got to pull together as people now,” he said. “Now is not the time to blame and all these other things and anger. It’s here now. We just got to be together. We’ve got to all stay safe. Nobody wants to transmit it, nobody wants to attract it, nobody wants to get it. So let’s just stay safe and do the protocol that we have to do.”

Even host NBC anchor Hoda Kotb could not deny that this message was a “good public service announcement.”

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Morgan went off to talk about what life is like in quarantine at home with his wife.

“Me and my wife have been quarantined in here for like three weeks,” he said, adding that he and his wife have been “role-playing” a lot these days. Getting serious again, Morgan then referred to police officers, firefighters, and healthcare workers as “heroes” who deserve “respect.”

“These are the good-headed people, they know what they’re doing,” said Morgan. “They’re fighting the frontlines, I love them. I know these people, I know they work hard to take care of you. I’m very proud of them, they’re my heroes — while we’re running out of the burning building, the firemen are running in.”

“These police officers that come out of their homes and patrol the streets, they don’t know if they’re ever going back home,” he continued. “We gotta give them respect.”

Morgan has already received tons of backlash from the left simply for saying something positive about President Trump.

It’s sad that we live in a time where Morgan’s message of unity in the face of an international crisis is considered “controversial” in the eyes of the left.

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