President Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded that Americans forget that the COVID-19 pandemic ever happened after nationwide lockdowns get lifted.
"Once we OPEN UP OUR GREAT COUNTRY, and it will be sooner rather than later, the horror of the Invisible Enemy, except for those that sadly lost a family member or friend, must be quickly forgotten," the president wrote on Twitter. "Our Economy will BOOM, perhaps like never before!!!"
Trump's demand that Americans "quickly" forget the mass sickness and death that have occurred for the past several weeks drew a furious reaction from many Twitter users, who all vowed that they'd remember how Trump behaved during the pandemic as they voted him out of office in November.
Check out some reactions below.
It must be QUICKLY FORGOTTEN! No asking awkward questions or demanding accountability! Those who lost a loved one c… https://t.co/yoY4RrgmDe— John Rogers (@John Rogers)1586358986.0
@realDonaldTrump “... the horror of the Invisible Enemy, except for those that sadly lost a family member or friend… https://t.co/nprzNUNFyR— Jo (@Jo)1586357722.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/kCnVLYtPHx— Charles T. Barreca (@Charles T. Barreca)1586357832.0
@realDonaldTrump OPEN UP THE COUNTRY https://t.co/I27lvTslch— Soviet Sergey (@Soviet Sergey)1586357595.0
@realDonaldTrump Everybody's going to lose a family member or friend, m'dude You fell asleep at the switch, and now look what's happened.— Ben Stephens (@Ben Stephens)1586357638.0
“Must be quickly forgotten...?” Oh, hell no. #RememberInNovember https://t.co/07JFVsSwXe— Leonard Pitts, Jr. (@Leonard Pitts, Jr.)1586357810.0
"must be quickly forgotten" is the sweatiest tour of his innermost dread he's given since the mueller days https://t.co/WML6nUXVxz— Peter Cazar (@Peter Cazar)1586358143.0
@realDonaldTrump No Inept Trump, this should not be quickly forgotten. We should reconvene & access this crisis & p… https://t.co/DmkLi2HR1d— CaptTrips (@CaptTrips)1586358203.0
@realDonaldTrump Everyone wants a strong economy again. Everyone wants to go back to work and provide for their fam… https://t.co/Vw4ElMaDzs— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1586358323.0
He means it must be “quickly forgotten” before the November election, because he only cares about himself. https://t.co/SoMz6ubokK— S Faust (@S Faust)1586358253.0