Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and conspiracy theories emerge
Donald Trump, president of the United States of America has just confirmed that both, he and Melanie Trump have tested positive for the Coronavirus. However, there are already discussions on Twitter about the president potentially lying.
Donald Trump officially announced that he would be going to quarantine immediately and it didn’t take too long for some Twitter users to come up with some wild conspiracy theories.
GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu was one of the first poker pros to refer to these theories.
This should tell you the state of the country right about now:
The POTUS just said he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 and half my Twitter feed is like,
“Hmmm, is this a brilliant chess move?”
Unsure if it’s true or a political ploy.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 2, 2020
According to him there have been lots of people actually doubting Donald Trump’s words. However, Daniel Negreanu himself didn’t express any opinion on that theory – he was just reflecting opinions.
Nevertheless, Negreanu himself expressed shared his views on America just a couple of hours earlier on Twitter:
Allies no longer trust America.
Enemies no longer fear America.
America’s standing on the world stage has been weakened dramatically over the past three years.
The country is now mocked & looked down upon with distain rather than respect and reverence.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 1, 2020
While he is obviously not very happy about the current state of the country, several Twitter users didn’t hold back either.
Negreanu himself did not say anything about Trump’s infection though – the people replying to his most recent Tweet took care of the discussion themselves instead.
Some of them were quick to deny the conspiracy theories and referred to other people being asymptomatic as well:
It’s sad how people go to conspiracy theories so quickly. I get that he has a horrible track record of telling the truth. But this is much, much different, imo. There’s a 0% chance this is fake. My money is on them being asymptomatic.
— LYLΞ (✌️,👽) (@lylemckeany) October 2, 2020
Apparently, it was a Navy physician who signed Donald Trump off which would mean that it’s definitely a real COVID-19 infection.
A Navy physician signed off, lying about something like that would be a federal crime, so it's definitely real.
— the vaccine is the way out 💉 mask up 😷 (@loudersoft) October 2, 2020
Other users however were mocking the POTUS and referred to a previous episode of the Simpsons:
“I don't wear face masks like him. Every time you see him he's got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away … and he shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen." pic.twitter.com/gMwtws5KtH
— Mike Major (@MajorNitTwit) October 2, 2020
— Crazy Jivin' Ivan (@crazyivan24) October 2, 2020
Another user even suggested that the election would get delayed until April which is obviously pure speculation without any facts to back up the claim.
That’s your election delayed until April at the earliest, he will use that to say it’s unfair to continue as he can’t hold rallies etc
— Neil Butterfield (might do/maybe) (@Neil_Butty) October 2, 2020
Voices of reason
But there are also many users who are disgraced by the behavior of the Twitter community in general:
People are definitely showing an ugly side. Still, Trump should have listened to his experts and taken this seriously. Might have been able to avoid this mess. Twitter definitely a dark place tonight
— Crunchy (@crunchynes) October 2, 2020
Minutes after Donald Trump tweeted about him contracting the coronavirus even the stock market took a hit and share prices plummeted by a few percent.
Saw somewhere that Dow futures aren’t looking good after the news. I doubt he’d announce something like that knowing it would hurt the market but also ¯_(ツ)_/¯ WHO THE FUCK KNOWS!!???? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Semmcity77 (@semmcity77) October 2, 2020
At this point, it is obviously difficult to say whether the wild accusations are actually true or false. However, the announcement even caused most bookmakers such as Betfair to put the betting odds on the upcoming next POTUS on hold.
Trump didn’t show any symptoms during the debate this week and presidential candidate Joe Biden has announced that he has not been infected with COVID-19.
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