October just stepped TF up and gave us a lil’ treat and that is that US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Trump announced his COVID-19 diagnosis in a tweet just a short time ago, and Twitter has undoubtedly popped off.
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
To give you an idea of how much people are freaking out over President Trumps diagnosis, these are all the trending hashtags on Twitter right now: #TrumpHasCovid, #Melania, #TrumpCovid, #Hydroxychloroquine, #FLOTUS, #POTUS, #There Is A God #Octobersurprise, #Bleach, #HOAX and #China Virus.
Donald Trumps constant downplaying of the virus is the reason why hashtags like #Hoax and #There Is A God is trending, because people can’t help but laugh at the hypocrisy of Trump saying COVID is a hoax and then actually getting the virus. You can’t make this stuff up, seriously.
Even at the Presidential debate, Trump took took a jab at Joe Biden for wearing a mask. HA.
— emily ✨???? (@lmaoseavey) October 2, 2020
— ً (@chlorinenation) October 2, 2020
Imagine him on his deathbed and instead of thinking about his wife/kids he’s thinking about that one time he got to sit in a truck
— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) October 2, 2020
— Em (@Okemilyv) October 2, 2020
— Matt (@nosoupforgeorge) October 2, 2020
— ???????????????? (@worshipaIex) October 2, 2020
trump: covid is a hoax don’t wear masks
— ???????????????????? (@itsjustanx) October 2, 2020
— bela ♡’s ppl who vote ⚯͛◟̽◞̽ (@infinitymvxx) October 2, 2020
— y (@cconsumetherich) October 2, 2020
Trump: “The coronavirus. This is their new hoax.”
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) October 2, 2020
— Joey (@joey_hiphop) October 2, 2020
Is this what Obama meant when he said we should rely on Hope
— Mohanad Elshieky (@MohanadElshieky) October 2, 2020
— Bilal (@Bilallazhar) October 2, 2020
As much as I wish this image was real, it’s unfortunately fake and didn’t actually didn’t feature in an episode of The Simpsons.
what should I wish I had any hope for next pic.twitter.com/eyhg3ZUvaz
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) October 2, 2020
Normally I would feel bad if I heard someone had fallen ill, but after 208K deaths, 7.31M infected, 40M on the verge of eviction, one stimulus check in 7 months, and zero quality of life since March, I don’t have one gram of f to give. ☺️ #TrumpHasCovid
— Thia is with …????✌️???????? (@ThiaBallerina) October 2, 2020
— #1 Black Is King Stan! (@huyaaz) October 2, 2020
— KD (@kevindurantq) October 2, 2020
— ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? (@shanilevyr) October 2, 2020
"Mr. President, how can you credibly say the virus is under control, if it wasn't under control within the White House?"
The first town hall question. #TrumpHasCovid
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) October 2, 2020
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) October 2, 2020
— Ethan (@Estimm684) October 2, 2020
The replies under Trumps tweet are just as cooked, if not more.
ኃጢአተኛ ነፍስህ ከመዳን በላይ ናት እናም ሰላምን ወይም ሥቃይን አታውቅም ፣ የንስሐ ቅዝቃዜ ብቻ አብቅቷል ፣ ምክንያቱም ኃጢአቶችህ ከማንኛውም ተልዕኮ የላቁ ናቸው ፣ መጨረሻው ቀርቧል ፣ የኃጢአት መርከቦች pic.twitter.com/RzeRkzJ8aC
— Dano Dangl (@Blixo_7) October 2, 2020
I don’t know what the text means, but I’m sure it’s something along the lines of “hahahahahhahahahahaah fuck”.
UPDATE: the text is in Amharic and is a copypasta used to derail the replies section, it reads: “Your family will spill the blood because of the actions you took. They feel eternal pain for your actions,” according to Mashable.
“Tears that flow from me will also change, and the pain they feel will be unbearable. You will soon be alone.”
In normal circumstances a COVID-19 diagnosis would be horrible and deserving of public sympathy. However, in Donald Trumps case, I think it’s fair that we can all have a laugh about it.