President Donald Trump started off the day with a weird tweet that left many other social media users confused and alarmed.
Trump began tweeting early Friday morning by touting his diplomatic record and the swift development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and insisted Joe Biden would bungle the response to the pandemic, before firing off a strange statement with no explanation.
I just want to stop the world from killing itself!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1607689580.0
Other Twitter users puzzled over the president's tweet.
this is not at all an alarming thing to wake up to https://t.co/QKa5zaHbzz— Tom Tomorrow is so very tired (@Tom Tomorrow is so very tired)1607690575.0
This is what a super villain says before setting off his doomsday device. https://t.co/ODohSWFfga— Craig Calcaterra (@Craig Calcaterra)1607690162.0
You literally just killed someone at 9:30 last night. This is on top of the daily 9/11’s worth of people you kill. https://t.co/OOGsjvexaQ— julie niesen (@julie niesen)1607690067.0
Said ten hours after a federal execution during a lame-duck period in the presidency for which he ignored pleas for… https://t.co/c6zQvHNMsA— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1607689694.0
@realDonaldTrump Too late. https://t.co/13kPcxtGw6— 🏖MORDE1😷 (@🏖MORDE1😷)1607690262.0
And then the executions began. https://t.co/YxgNLdwqVI— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1607690547.0
@realDonaldTrump Sir, I’m grateful this isn’t the kind of very weird statement the cult leader makes at the end bef… https://t.co/KGMEh9syxb— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1607690003.0
293,000 dead Americans might disagree https://t.co/5H2eoQRijO— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1607689950.0
Trump is having a meltdown. https://t.co/cVcdkDbtcy— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy)1607690653.0
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis were unavailable for comment https://t.co/eD8gZd8VYg— Daniel Larison (@Daniel Larison)1607690592.0
How's the packing going? Need any help? (Asking for 81 million friends...) https://t.co/MtdgKLdMto— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1607690742.0
@realDonaldTrump You are the reason why the world is killing itself—through denying climate change, through stoking… https://t.co/IX0GNr5pEC— Edgar 306 Poe (@Edgar 306 Poe)1607690145.0
@realDonaldTrump I want you to stop killing us!!! https://t.co/Wz6mFbDbiG— Cathygraphics🇺🇸✍️💙 #MeidasMighty (@Cathygraphics🇺🇸✍️💙 #MeidasMighty)1607689653.0
@realDonaldTrump This coming from the Covid negligent homicide in chief https://t.co/EqKT9LZXfD— Rowicz (@Rowicz)1607689704.0
https://t.co/TV2S4zs0cT https://t.co/4rEOcrA6lo— G O L D I E. (@G O L D I E.)1607690582.0