Even as the stock market plummeted over fears of the virus's spread and the crash of the price of oil, the president tried to cheer Americans up by pointing out that gas prices would soon be coming down.
The president followed this up with a tweet telling everyone to stop panicking about the virus because "nothing is shut down, life and the economy go on."
Trump's happy talk failed to persuade many Twitter users, however, who accused the president of being "deranged."
Check out some responses below.
The president seems to be having a nervous breakdown about his inability to cause stock prices to rise by tweeting https://t.co/PW6UPzGK4N— Josh Barro (@Josh Barro)1583766216.0
The president, in a series of tweets this morning, seems to be flailing about for a means to reassure a sliding Wal… https://t.co/PEHSzKD2Zj— Jonathan Lemire (@Jonathan Lemire)1583765408.0
@realDonaldTrump “It’s just the flu, bro.” —Donald J. Trump, President of the United States.— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1583765365.0
@realDonaldTrump resign now, before you do even more damage to our nation— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1583765427.0
@realDonaldTrump What the actual fuck is wrong with you?— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1583765344.0
@realDonaldTrump This is deranged— pepper (@pepper)1583765297.0
@realDonaldTrump This is how 1st world countries do it Don. No idea what you're doing. https://t.co/ierMlxOw6C— Tom Mullaly (@Tom Mullaly)1583765304.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/GndmcKGM2i— ElElegante101 (@ElElegante101)1583765334.0
@realDonaldTrump Universities are holding online classes. Business are closed. Schools closed. Workers are being la… https://t.co/hjG5jpQg4J— Somewhere in Texas 😷 (@Somewhere in Texas 😷)1583766016.0
@realDonaldTrump <pandemic_minimizer> has logged on— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)1583765751.0
@realDonaldTrump Last week you said the case number was “diminishing”— Michelangelo Signorile (@Michelangelo Signorile)1583765465.0
@realDonaldTrump Comparing corona to the flu is factually wrong and normatively obtuse. Here's why. https://t.co/Xp8UBOSd93— Yascha Mounk (@Yascha Mounk)1583765527.0
@realDonaldTrump It’s going to blow my mind for the rest of my life that you got elected president. “We only lost 2… https://t.co/axiY2RkiX2— Nathaniel O’Dell #BLM (@Nathaniel O’Dell #BLM)1583765727.0
Unacceptable! #Trump tries to mislead the nation on seriousness #coronavirus by inappropriately comparing it to flu… https://t.co/OAkzRJDu37— Sandra Navidi (@Sandra Navidi)1583766269.0
Somebody should inform Donald Trump that he is in the second-most vulnerable age group to covid-19, with an 8% mort… https://t.co/4vac5C6OLy— Khaled Diab (@Khaled Diab)1583766834.0