Celebrities mourns covid death as Trump takes aim at ‘disloyal media’
Posted On July 19, 2021
Celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen, joined in a public memorial service Monday night for the woman who died of the coronavirus.
The event in New York City was attended by nearly 2,000 people, according to The Associated Press.
“Today is a very sad day for our country and our people,” President Donald Trump said in a statement.
“This is a terrible and preventable tragedy and I will not rest until we have a cure.”
Trump also condemned the media, saying that they are “desperate to make this about me and my failures.”
Celebrities including Lady Madonna and Beyoncé took the stage for a special performance of their song, “Believe.”
The pop star performed a song called “I Know You Are,” a tribute to the late singer.
“When you think about how many lives you’ve taken and how much you’ve changed in the world over the past few weeks, the truth is, we’re all at war and this is war and you are part of that,” she said.
“Believer” was released on the eve of the first anniversary of the pandemic.
“In a world of fear and uncertainty, we can all agree that there is something special about believing,” Madonna said.
She said that the song has become a rallying cry for her.
“I know there’s so much hate and anger and hate that we can’t say the word ‘Believe,’ so we just have to say it, because we know it’s true.”
Madonna also told the crowd that the media has become too focused on Trump, who has blamed the virus on “political correctness.”
“We don’t need a media obsessed with us, we need a real media focused on us,” she sang.
“Because I’m not going to get away with lying to you anymore.”
Lady Gaga took to Twitter to mourn the death of the singer, who she said was an inspiration for so many young women.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must report that we are mourning the passing of Lady Gaga,” she wrote.
“She was a beacon of inspiration to so many of us, a champion for women, a voice for all women, and a fierce advocate for all of us.
The world mourns her loss.”
She also took a moment to speak about the need to stop blaming others for the pandemics.
“We must stop blaming each other, or all of humanity for the devastating pandemic,” she tweeted.
“As long as we can, the world must get together and focus on the people who are truly responsible.”
Bruce Springheels, who sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the event, said he hopes the president will do the same.
“You can’t get it done by anyone else, but we need to listen to each other,” Springheel said.
Trump also took aim at the media during his address.
“They are so desperate to make it about me,” he said.