A school board member in Maryland is resigning Tuesday after posting on social media that she hoped President Donald Trump would die from the coronavirus, Fox News reports.
Jacqueline Fischer has served on her local school board for numerous stints since 2002. As a prominent educator, she should NOT be wishing death on the president of the United States… but she did.
School board member wishes death on Trump
After Trump tested positive, Fischer wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post, “Since he has tested positive for COVID19, maybe the country will get lucky and he will die. Wouldn’t that be an act of karma!”
“He could care less how many Americans die from this even if he is the one who exposed them,” she added. “I hope he dies from it. That would solve a lot of America’s problems.”
Her comments drew outrage from “local Republicans,” according to WAMS Stories, a local news agency.
While the Washington County Board of Education did not comment to Fox News, it was announced that she has decided to resign.
Local Republicans respond
Her decision was praised by The Republican Party of Washington County, WAMS reported.
“THANK YOU Ms. Fischer for your resignation,” the party said in a statement. “I would also like to thank the other members of the school board as well who helped make this possible. We look forward to the conclusion of this situation on Tuesday when her resignation is official. Our community can now begin the healing process and work to build a better educational system deserving of our great county.”
Trump on the mend
Despite Fischer’s wishes, Trump appears to be on the mend.
Trump was hospitalized on Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night. He stayed over the weekend, working from the hospital and even surprising supporters who were gathered outside with an impromptu drive-by.
On Monday afternoon, the president was released to continue his recovery at the White House and had a “restful first night at home,” his doctor said Tuesday.
Judging by his busy Twitter feed, Trump is feeling as energetic as ever. “FEELING GREAT!,” he tweeted Tuesday morning.