Former first lady Michelle Obama lashed out at President Donald Trump for putting Secret Service agents and White House residence workers in peril.
'I understand if the last few days have felt like a whirlwind,' she tweeted Tuesday. 'My heart goes out to everyone touched by this virus - from those in the White House, especially the Secret Service and residence staff whose service to this country ought never be taken for granted, to all those across the country whose names and stories most of us will unfortunately only know as statistics.'
Obama's comments came after Trump went on a joyride with agents Sunday night, while still hospitalized for the coronavirus at Walter Reed, and then immediately took off his mask Monday evening upon returning to the White House, potentially exposing more staff to the disease.
First lady Michelle Obama released a new video giving her take on the 2020 election, but beforehand updated it via Twitter, as it was recorded before President Donald Trump and other White House offiicals came down with the coronavirus
The former first lady stuck up for the Secret Service and White House residence staff, telling Trump their 'service ought never be taken for granted'
Obama's post comes after Trump (left) decided to go on a joyride Sunday night outside the Walter Reed Medical Center with Secret Service agents (right) in tow
The president, accompanied by Secret Service agents, returned to the White House Monday evening despite still being infected with COVID-19
As soon as the president got to the top of the White House balcony he pulled off his mask, raising questions on whether he exposed more White House staff to the virus
The former first lady sent out a series of tweets as she debuted her 'closing statement,' something she had taped before Trump's coronavirus diagnosis.
'The truth is, the events of the past few days are a bracing reminder of the tragedy that has been this administration’s response to this crisis,' Obama wrote. 'And I’ll be very honest: This is a message I’d planned to release earlier, and after everything that’s happened, I weighed whether or not to go public at