Trump Supporter Who Refused to Wear Mask in YouTube Video Now Has Coronavirus Symptoms

Trump Supporter Who Refused to Wear Mask in YouTube Video Now Has Coronavirus Symptoms

A woman who recorded herself refusing to wear a face mask at a Trader Joe’s now has symptoms of Coronavirus. Genevieve Peters, a supporter of President Donald Trump, posted the video on YouTube last Thursday, revealed she had some of the symptoms a week later.

In the video, Peters took off her mask at the checkout and wouldn’t put it back on when asked.

“I’m in a public space,” she said. “I’m uncomfortable wearing a mask.”

The police were called, leading to a furious reaction from the self-confessed Trump fan.

“They’re literally calling the police on me because I’m not putting this mask on,” Peters said.

“I don’t want to breathe my own CO2. There’s many researchers,” she went on. “They’re bogus rules… It’s ridiculous. There’s so much research that says we actually are in danger of having this mask, of breathing my own CO2. Do you understand that?”

On Thursday, Peters announced she had symptoms.

“Yesterday, I let you guys know that I had a sore throat and it was feeling like it was going into my lymph nodes, and the reason I posted it was because I knew I had zero fear that I will be a statistic on the Covid-19,” she wrote on Facebook.

“I’m not saying I might not get it, I might get it, I mean anyone could get it, right? I mean, it’s like the flu. I’ve had the flu many times in my life. But I’ve survived it,” she said.

However, she remained defiant about being health and appeared to be in denial about the risks of the virus.

You can watch Peters’ original 22-minute video above, via YouTube.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor