President Donald Trump, reportedly recovering from symptoms after being diagnosed with COVID-19, has returned to his favorite propaganda-spreading tool of Twitter Monday morning (Oct. 5). Via the social media network, the former business mogul urged his base to get out the vote and sowed more seeds of fear with an unfounded attack on the Democratic Party.
Trump, who has been hospitalized at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., defied the usual bedrest and quarantining that most doctors recommend over the weekend with a motorcade to acknowledge is supporters. Putting himself and his staff at risk, the irresistible photo-op moment from Trump underscored how seriously he isn’t taking the pandemic, as CNN reported.
“That should never have happened,” one current Secret Service agent who works on the presidential and first family detail said after Trump’s drive-by, adding that those agents who went along for the ride would now be required to quarantine.
“I mean, I wouldn’t want to be around them,” the agent said, expressing a view that multiple people at the Secret Service also voiced in the wake of Sunday’s appearance. “The frustration with how we’re treated when it comes to decisions on this illness goes back before this though. We’re not disposable.”
Another veteran Secret Service agent also expressed deep dismay at the Walter Reed ride, though was sympathetic for those around the President given the difficulty in pushing back on the commander-in-chief.
“You can’t say no,” the agent said.
Details regarding Trump’s treatment schedule and medical developments have been murky at best, haphazardly delivered at worst, but it wouldn’t be like Trump to allow a moment to gloat and display strength to casually slip by.
Early Monday, Trump went all in via his all-caps style of tweeting and unleashed a flurry of thoughts over the course of two hours.
“I’m voting for Donald Trump. My father is a Union Worker and his 401K has tripled under President Trump.” USA Voter. @foxandfriends Thank you, and remember that the Stock Market is getting ready to break its all time high. NEXT YEAR WILL BE THE BEST EVER. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!!!” read the first of the string of tweets.
“IF YOU WANT A MASSIVE TAX INCREASE, THE BIGGEST IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY (AND ONE THAT WILL SHUT OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS DOWN), VOTE DEMOCRAT!!!” Trump added in a dig at the Democratic Party.
After stating that Virginians are at risk of losing their Second Amendment rights, using that as a campaign point for folks in the state to elect him thus protecting those rights, Trump went on a series of one-liner tweets that he believes his base clearly cares about.
The tweetstorm has some on Twitter jokingly assuming that President Trump is suffering from so-called “roid rage” after steroids were given to him to treat his condition.
While that isn’t a typical side effect of treatment for lung conditions when steroids are applied, that didn’t stop the jokes from flying. We’ve got the best of them below.
Someone is having roid rage this morning. It’s too early for this crap. Can someone hit his call button to get him some ambien? pic.twitter.com/JfUFBlxE3M— WeJustDid46 (@AuntRosie_) October 5, 2020
Oh so this is what a roid rage episode looks like on Twitter pic.twitter.com/1H86qDOyYR— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) October 5, 2020
Holy shit, after the "LOVE" tweet a few days ago trump woke up from that bullshit in ALL-CAPS roid rage from all the steroids they're pumping into his dilapidated, diseased body.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 5, 2020
Trumps roid rage this morning pic.twitter.com/XZx2H1bgzg— Matthew reist (@ReistMatthew) October 5, 2020
So I just learned one of the possible side effects to the medication Trump is taking is 'Roid Rage, I am praying for you all. And by you all I mean if you live on the planet locally known as Earth. pic.twitter.com/8ZV8W5uNwh— Biff Metatron - Procyon Lotor Angelus 🦝😇🦋🎱😷 (@Biff_Metatron) October 5, 2020
tRump is tweeting like a madman this morning. Roid rage or deranged, insecure motherfucker who desperately needs attention? pic.twitter.com/l1WeB3hoP6— Amy Lynn ✡️🍭🌊 (@AmyAThatcher) October 5, 2020
He's having Roid Rage.— Ranger's Dad (@_mahnke) October 5, 2020
He's sick and weak
His campaign is circling the drain
He wants attention
... And probably needs his diaper changed. https://t.co/q2mgTkUSKY
I think we can all agree that what was missing from Donald Trump's presidency was some serious roid rage.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 5, 2020