Captain America is sick and tired of Donald Trump.
On Sunday afternoon, the president told Americans to “relax” during a press briefing with health officials, saying his administration had “tremendous control” of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected over 3,000 people in the U.S. and killed at least 61.
“We’re all going to be great — we’re going to be so good,” Trump said.
During the same briefing, however, members of the White House task force issued a more sobering outlook on the health crisis.
“The worst is, yes, ahead for us,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top infectious disease expert, emphasizing that the U.S. was at a “very, very critical point now,” as restaurants, movie theaters and bars began to close across the country.
Earlier, Trump warned that COVID-19, which has killed over 6,000 people globally, was a “very dangerous” threat to the elderly and vulnerable, but sent a “very important” message to younger Americans that they were “just not as strongly affected,” this as health officials continue to roll out travel self isolating measures to people of all ages in order to slow the virus’ progression.
Trump then left the presser abruptly – refusing to take questions from the press – saying that he had to take some calls. Mike Pence, who’s leading the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, presided over the rest.
Chris Evans, an outspoken critic of the president, ripped Trump’s actions on social media.
“The president just ran off stage after his rambling press conference without answering a single question,” Evans wrote. “America wants answers. America wants leadership. America doesn’t want a president who runs off stage during a crisis and lets Mike Pence do all the talking.”
Evans, who canceled plans to attend SXSW earlier this month due to the coronavirus, urged his fans to stay proactive on Friday.
“I hope everyone is planning ahead and seeking reliable information,” he tweeted.
In the past, the “Avengers” star has called president Trump an “absolute dumb s–t” and criticized Trump supporters like Tom Brady and Kanye West, the latter of whom Evans claims “doesn’t know history” and “doesn’t read books.”