In a tweet this Tuesday afternoon, President Trump sought to reassure the American people that his administration can defeat the growing health crisis sparked by the coronavirus.
'The world is at war with a hidden enemy," Trump tweeted. "WE WILL WIN!"
The world is at war with a hidden enemy. WE WILL WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584473493.0
While the message was meant to give hope, some thought Trump's use of the word "hidden" was an attempt to obfuscate what was his administration's initial bungled response to the outbreak -- which many agree wasn't so hidden.
It’s not hidden but your administration rejected a test that would’ve helped find out where it was weeks ago for re… https://t.co/vION6QqtBC— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1584473869.0
@realDonaldTrump You’re brain is a hidden enemy.— Mark Farina (@Mark Farina)1584473694.0
could've been a lot less hidden with those WHO test kits https://t.co/FtKfSBZj04— Dave Levitan (@Dave Levitan)1584473593.0
i mean, the enemy wouldn't be so hidden if there were more tests. https://t.co/6UG9MCp9Zm— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman)1584473547.0
Of course, it didn't need to be so hidden. https://t.co/nJWoIykI4m— James Pethokoukis (@James Pethokoukis)1584473928.0
@realDonaldTrump This wasn't hidden. Many people have been talking about this for months. The only thing that has b… https://t.co/1HZbcPLDDM— Patrick (@Patrick)1584473949.0
It's hidden because you denied us tests in order to conceal what's happening, you monstrously incompetent buffoon. https://t.co/vINNx1PbCy— Puff the Magic Hater (@Puff the Magic Hater)1584473768.0
It hasn’t been hidden. You just pretended it was miraculously just going to go away, until yesterday. https://t.co/6FKgQNN7KU— George Conway (@George Conway)1584473629.0
@realDonaldTrump It's not hidden. It's not getting tested for because your failed admin refused to aggressively te… https://t.co/wPs0bdur2w— lawhawk #maskingforafriend (@lawhawk #maskingforafriend)1584473859.0
No it isn’t hidden. Never was. Everyone could see it spreading to people all over the world while you were saying i… https://t.co/8fHkkX4r6r— Dominik Diamond (@Dominik Diamond)1584474109.0
The enemy becomes less hidden when you test for it. https://t.co/Xa6XTcnSvD— Brandi Buchman (@Brandi Buchman)1584473656.0
This tweet shows exactly how ignorant the President remains. The enemy was not hidden. It was visible to anyone w… https://t.co/pgS3ju4MCw— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1584474428.0