President Donald Trump went full messiah complex on Twitter Sunday with a bizarre tweet about the coronavirus in which he praised his response to the pandemic as if it were a biblical effort.
Over 68,000 Americans are dead and the death toll continues to rise, but Trump is already pretending that he is victorious over the pandemic. And so, he posted a tweet referring to the virus as a “plague” and claimed that America is “greater” than ever.
….And then came a Plague, a great and powerful Plague, and the World was never to be the same again! But America rose from this death and destruction, always remembering its many lost souls, and the lost souls all over the World, and became greater than ever before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2020
It sounds like Trump is trying his hand at making his presidency look like something out of the Bible. The problem is that he’s not a hero. He’s closer, in some people’s view, to the villain than anything resembling a messiah.
After all, Trump’s reckless response to the virus is the reason why over 1.1 million Americans have been infected and why so many people are dead and dying. In fact, his demand to re-open states earlier than health officials recommend is why thousands of new cases are being reported. And frankly, there’s no way to know when and how our country will fully recover from this tragedy because Trump has systematically razed it to the ground with his own incompetence.
Twitter users were quick to mock him for daring to fancy himself a biblical sage.
But you may be one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 3, 2020
who’s writing these for you now…a third grader?
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 3, 2020
Here’s what the plague looked like pic.twitter.com/PGHSTNknjl
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) May 3, 2020
You ARE the Plague. pic.twitter.com/5a43AfjRuK
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) May 3, 2020
If only you had listened to your expert advisors in December and January, we may have avoided any significant community spread.
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) May 3, 2020
Because of your corruption and incompetence, we’ve needlessly lost tens of thousands of mothers, fathers husbands, grandmothers, uncles, brothers, sisters, grandpas, wives, daughters, sons, friends, colleagues — because of YOU. You knew. You lied. People died.
You. Own. This.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) May 3, 2020
…And then the King did proclaim, blessed all the tattoo shops, and massage parlors, and men with shears, and biker gangs, for they know my love. And with a tiny hand and not so outstretched arm he did decree, open back up thy land, so that my his votes might flow.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) May 3, 2020
Trump is once again trying to rewrite the narrative so it appears that he did a good job responding to the pandemic. Don’t fall for it. He’s not the messiah.
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