On Tuesday, President Donald Trump — still recovering from COVID-19 in the White House — fired off a tweet comparing the virus to the flu, and suggesting that people are on the verge of "learning to live" with it.
Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu.… https://t.co/Kjyu75dfnr— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1601985820.0
The president's tweet prompted a cascade of angry replies on social media.
@realDonaldTrump 1. We have a vaccine that we know and trust. Some people choose to not take it. 2. People are smar… https://t.co/BaqKBxCtxF— archbishopswag (@archbishopswag)1601987054.0
@realDonaldTrump As you told Bob Woodward, COVID-19 is 5 times deadlier than the flu. But you continue to downplay… https://t.co/PqQP84p2xT— F1agg Σagl3t0n (@F1agg Σagl3t0n)1601986445.0
@realDonaldTrump That's 100,000 dead from the flu worldwide in some years, not in the US. Compare that to over 1 m… https://t.co/rgIZFqJbBy— Factual Discourse (@Factual Discourse)1601987794.0
@realDonaldTrump Sweetie, you are gasping for air. https://t.co/5wuH4bq8Ya— GreenShades (@GreenShades)1601986054.0
@realDonaldTrump If you need another incentive to vote Trump out, know that your vote will literally save thousands of lives.— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1601986105.0
@realDonaldTrump Are we back to this shit again. It’s not the flu. Flu doesn’t kill 200k people in the spring and… https://t.co/fuWKrvotGX— Losing in a 306 Landslide every day 🦠🦠 (@Losing in a 306 Landslide every day 🦠🦠)1601987219.0
@realDonaldTrump Now he's back to the flu. Unbelievable.— Robert James 🌊 The nightmare is over (@Robert James 🌊 The nightmare is over)1601987482.0
@realDonaldTrump "I could have a coronavirus super spreader event in the middle of the White House lawn and not los… https://t.co/9IMvZaTrin— Charles T. Barreca (@Charles T. Barreca)1601986051.0
@realDonaldTrump Please continue to sink yourself. Less than 30 days to vote you out. https://t.co/KSeNvmnZsf— Wendi Weiner | The Writing Guru® (@Wendi Weiner | The Writing Guru®)1601986156.0
@realDonaldTrump "Wartime" president surrenders America to Corona virus.— Robert 🥏🤘🐕🦺 (@Robert 🥏🤘🐕🦺)1601987655.0
@realDonaldTrump Sure, 210,000 unimportant peasants died, and lots more will die, but Donald Trump came out OK for… https://t.co/UI295AzprW— Bill Freese (@Bill Freese)1601987655.0