Donald Trump Tested Positive for COVID-19 And The Internet Is Responding Accordingly
"Thoughts and prayers and bleach."
US President Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, both have coronavirus, the President has revealed in a Tweet.
The news broke shortly after it was revealed that Trump’s primary advisor, Hope Hicks, had also tested positive for the virus. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” he wrote. “We will get through this together!”
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Online, people immediately noted that Trump has long seemed dismissive of the effects of the virus, quoting back at him the advice that he infamously gave that those diagnosed with the illness should just inject themselves with bleach.
We are mere hours away from watching a sitting president drink bleach on live TV https://t.co/3KZV5KsDz2
— Max Chalmers (@maxchalm) October 2, 2020
Have you considered intravenous disinfectant? https://t.co/4QutsVmEil
— Steven Miles (@StevenJMiles) October 2, 2020
Thoughts and prayers and bleach
— Greg Jericho (@GrogsGamut) October 2, 2020
Elsewhere, a number of people noted that Trump has repeatedly been suspicious about the use of masks. Although he pulled out his own mask during the recent Presidential Debate, he has repeatedly gone on the record in order to question their usefulness, and has been photographed on a number of occasions moving around the country without a mask. Indeed, during the debate, he even made fun of Biden for what he painted as excessive use of masks.
Two days ago: https://t.co/znnhQag43X
— WTF Just Happened (@WTFJHT) October 2, 2020
— Dania (@daniarv25) October 2, 2020
Maybe a mask would’ve helped.#TrumpHasCovid
— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) October 2, 2020
— g🦋 (@gulbeenxsheikh) October 2, 2020
Needless to say, the reaction from all corners of the internet has been completely wild.
— t, bride of namjoonᴴ⁷ 🕸 (@tobesotee) October 2, 2020
To Hope Hicks pic.twitter.com/cWoRqDyEJ2
— Jules LeFevre (@jules_lefevre) October 2, 2020
You just know all of his followers are going to want to get it too, now.
— James Colley (@JamColley) October 2, 2020
I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in schadenfreude.
— jon “airships” kudelka (@jonkudelka) October 2, 2020
Not sure I trust the diagnosis. pic.twitter.com/szrHr1pJil
— Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) October 2, 2020
— Tahlia Pritchard (@Tahls) October 2, 2020
FUCK YEAH MAYBE THERE IS A GOD
— Nadine von Cohen (@nadinevoncohen) October 2, 2020
You know I love a twist to take us into the third act
— Siobhan Thompson, mysterious European heiress (@vornietom) October 2, 2020
We really reaching the season finale of 2020 yall
— Abolitionist, PhD (@jazzorion) October 2, 2020
I can now relate to all those boomers talking about what they were doing when they heard that Kennedy had been shot. I was enjoying the sunlight in the car park when I heard that Trump had tested positive for COVID 19.
— Shakira Hussein (@shakirahussein) October 2, 2020
2020 just keeps getting more batshit with each passing day.
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