The American actor and comedian Tracy Morgan defended President Donald Trump while calling for unity among Americans during the critical times the country is going through because of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, also known as the coronavirus.

During a Tuesday interview with “Today” in which the actor promoted the new season of ‘The Last OG’, a program in which he plays a man returning to his childhood neighborhood, the conversation reached a point where NBC co-anchor Hoda Kotb asked the actor how he was spending his time in quarantine.

The comedian decided to joke a bit, pointing out that he had knocked up his wife three times in the weeks they’ve been confined, but then went on to give his statements a more serious tone, taking the opportunity to thank the medical staff, police and firefighters, referring to them as “heroes” and adding that they deserved “respect.”

Morgan said in passing, “The struggle is real. Right now we’re struggling. People want to criticize the president, but imagine being president of a country and have your country got sick. So it’s difficult for him,” reported Fox News.

“We’ve all got to pull together as people now. Now is not the time to blame and all these other things and anger. It’s here now. We just got to be together. We’ve got to all stay safe. Nobody wants to transmit it, nobody wants to attract it, nobody wants to get it. So let’s just stay safe and do the protocol that we have to do.”

The comedian also offered special thanks to health care workers invited to “The Howard Stern Show” on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“To the doctors, the nurses, the first responders: You’re my hero,” Morgan said, then added, “I love you. Keep working hard. We need you. And really, that’s coming from my heart.”

He said he hopes the specialists will find a cure soon, emphasizing, “Everyone is trying to do their part.”

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