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After husband dies of coronavirus, woman writes obituary blaming Trump, Texas governor

"David's death was needless," Stacey Nagy wrote, saying the blame falls on Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott "and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously."
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President Donald Trump at a meeting about the coronavirus response with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 7, 2020.Doug Mills / Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A Texas woman mourning the loss of her husband to COVID-19 penned a scathing obituary blaming the death on President Donald Trump, the state's governor and people who refuse to wear a mask.

David Nagy, a father of five, died at a hospital in Longview, in eastern Texas, on July 22 after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, his wife, Stacey Nagy, wrote in the obituary. He was 79.

Nagy said her husband's death was "needless" and that Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other politicians were responsible.

"The blame for his death and the deaths of all the other innocent people falls on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives," she wrote.

The obituary — which ran last Thursday in the local newspaper, The Jefferson Jimplecute, and has been widely shared on social media — went on to also point a finger at people who refuse to wear face masks.

"Also to blame are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals, believing their 'right' not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people. Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not," Nagy wrote. "Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!"

David, who was born in California, leaves behind his wife and children, as "as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends," the obituary said.

Stacey Nagy said in an interview Tuesday that she wrote the obituary because she was "extremely angry."

"I was really pissed at what is going on," she said. "The politicians seem to be more concerned with getting votes and popularity ... rather than people's lives."

Nagy added that she is also "extremely angry at the public, the people that run around having parties, that walk around in public not wearing masks. They say they have a 'right' not to wear a mask, and the last time I looked at the Bill of Rights, I didn't see that listed."

Nagy said her husband had high blood pressure, diabetes, a heart condition and some signs of early dementia. She said that after he fell four times over five days in March, she had to call 911 for help getting him up. He was sent to a hospital and then to a nursing home to recover.

It was only at some point after he had gone to the nursing home that he tested positive for the coronavirus, and it is not clear how he got it, Nagy said.

She said she and her son decided to keep him at the nursing home where they felt he would be safer.

"I would go there and see him," Nagy said. "I would see him through the window, and we'd try and holler back and forth through the thick glass. We'd put our hand up to the glass like we're trying to touch hands. We'd kiss the glass goodbye."

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