President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and released a video saying that he thinks he’s “doing very well.”
In the early morning hours after Donald Trump tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus, misinformation about the president’s condition ballooned on social media.
Facebook users falsely claimed that The Simpsons predicted Trump’s death. A screenshot of a fake fundraising plea from the Trump campaign circulated on Twitter. And some doubted that the president was sick at all, instead theorizing that Trump was faking his diagnosis to get out of future presidential debates.
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Theories doubting Trump’s results are unfounded
Overnight, people across the political spectrum tweeted and posted on Facebook with doubt about Trump’s results. Some wondered why they should trust a president who has downplayed the danger of the virus, speculating that a forged positive COVID-19