In a new video from the Rose Garden at the White House, a very orange President Donald J. Trump appeared out of breath and a bit disoriented. "Perhaps you recognize me, it's your favorite president!" he started. And then it continued to go downhill from there.
A tweet by The New York Times' Maggie Haberman cast doubt on whether the video was actually shot Wednesday at all considering the splicing and strange time-keeping by the president himself.
“I got back a day ago from Walter Reed Medical Center — I spent four days there and didn’t have to, I could’ve stayed at the White House,” Trump said.
Except for the fact that Trump returned to the White House on Monday, which would have been two days ago.
He was supposed to have released a tape yesterday. https://t.co/y2AKYXs2Hp— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1602109774.0
Referring to COVID-19 once again as the "China Virus," Trump didn't stop there.
"This was China's fault! They are going to pay a big price," he said.
And now, the people have spoken - or tweeted, as the case may be.
China is going to pay for the medicine. Just like Mexico paid for the wall. https://t.co/vKh9xOIVyK— Stuart Rothenberg (@Stuart Rothenberg)1602111311.0
"I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise." On behalf of the 210K DE… https://t.co/nuOD3LQYmf— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1602112313.0
There's a reason Trump's face looks fatter than ever in that weird Oompa Loompa video he just posted: it's a side e… https://t.co/a8pe8exg2x— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1602112654.0
The person this video is not a gift for is Pence. https://t.co/PJUQUt3Cvd— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1602111530.0
You don’t look or sound well. Maybe take a couple weeks off? You don’t work. Twitter and FOX News will be OK with… https://t.co/yw0CUm1bmx— Ron Fournier (@Ron Fournier)1602111668.0
#TrumpHasCovid #WhiteHouse #TrumpVirusDeathToll211K https://t.co/bId4aYEajM— Mark M (@Mark M)1602111242.0
@MeidasTouch Add green hair and a cute outfit and you have an Oompa Loompa. https://t.co/xPC2909Fdd— TheMix (@TheMix)1602109866.0
From our friends @MeidasTouch @realDonaldTrump @lincoln. Donald, the people are laughing at you. You think you look… https://t.co/OS3lLmjoYZ— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt)1602110412.0
@realDonaldTrump oompa loompa is trending 😂😂 https://t.co/jEzretf4jY— Catawampus (@Catawampus)1602112281.0
Straight screengrab from Trump’s video released moments ago. He appears to have developed a secondary case of Oomp… https://t.co/QYydF88iLs— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1602109617.0
I'm dying here 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/9QgXo9aUc4— Kaycee ⚢ Nightfire (@Kaycee ⚢ Nightfire)1602109887.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump should edit out the massive Adderall chunk that flies out of his nose around 3:12 mark. @realDonaldTrump— NoelCaslerComedy (@NoelCaslerComedy)1602109914.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/j01SupDeCt— 😺🌊😾 Willow 😾🌊😺 (@😺🌊😾 Willow 😾🌊😺)1602107983.0
Kids you can learn from this. Don’t mix manic improv with high powered steroids. #TrumpHasCovid #COVIDIOTS… https://t.co/kk1vbcHFsB— The Man in the Medium Castle (@The Man in the Medium Castle)1602113327.0
Trump's make-up has been applied heavier than it's ever been for today's video. Moreover, this image (screengrab f… https://t.co/VBSgFyfDVI— Dr. Jack Brown (@Dr. Jack Brown)1602110367.0
Would any of the 211,000 dead Americans or their families consider themselves "blessed?" https://t.co/Jrrcg0NSkC— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1602112502.0
Trump called the Regeneron cocktail a "cure, " then he said he would make it free without saying how that would eve… https://t.co/Jo943aUScT— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1602110833.0
@realDonaldTrump What's with the sudden cut at 1m:50s? If would be different if this has been gradual frame change… https://t.co/1mTba8vYp5— Chris Edward (@Chris Edward)1602110706.0
Trump keeps saying in his new Twitter video that doctors "gave me Regeneron. It's called Regeneron." That's the nam… https://t.co/i3FXKY5f9g— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1602108329.0
As Trump touts Regeneron as a “cure” in his latest video while saying it’ll be free for everyone (without explainin… https://t.co/EtbCl00qrR— The Tennessee Holler (@The Tennessee Holler)1602110142.0
Regeneron Shares Jump After Trump Calls COVID Antibody "A Cure" #PoliticalViews #Whitehouse #Political https://t.co/kXU7ofEjf2— Presidential News Network (@Presidential News Network)1602108814.0
. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/vghtRs7DQ0— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1602111405.0