If President Donald Trump takes a strong position on anything, one can be almost certain there's a tweet from before his Presidency—or even during—that takes the diametric opposition.
The most recent resurfaced tweet that's contradicted Trump's latest position is about the Ebola outbreak of 2014.
To distract from his own administration's delayed response to the current pandemic, Trump frequently lodges largely false attacks on former President Barack Obama's handling of H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks that occurred during his administration.
Eager to see the economy reopen and a talking point for his reelection revived, Trump has hailed governors like Republican Brian Kemp of Georgia who are reopening shuttered stores and businesses, despite health experts warning this could cause a resurgence in the virus.
Trump boasted on Wednesday morning that the country is starting to "OPEN FOR BUSINESS".
States are safely coming back. Our Country is starting to OPEN FOR BUSINESS again. Special care is, and always will be, given to our beloved seniors (except me!). Their lives will be better than ever...WE LOVE YOU ALL!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1587556434
Trump claimed that the stay at home orders and other safety measures from the nation's governors were too extreme.
He was singing a much different tune in 2014.
All the governors are already backing off of the Ebola quarantines. Bad decision that will lead to more mayhem.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1414507921
Despite the assertions of conspiracy theorists, health experts nearly unanimously say that a premature return to normalcy wouldn't revive the economy, but cause potentially millions more avoidable deaths.
Trump's tweet didn't age well.
Nothing a little Sharpie canâ��t fix!pic.twitter.com/DbUmhcT4a0— ElElegante101 (@ElElegante101) 1587567272
Once upon a time. For comparison, only 11 Ebola patients were treated in the U.S., and one died, per CDC.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/527110542008549376Â â�¦— Chris Megerian (@Chris Megerian) 1587571762
Look at this fool back in 2014https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/527110542008549376Â â�¦— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden) 1587562218
Once again, people were amazed that there really is always a tweet.
Some days the "There is always a tweet" still surprises me. How does he do this?https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/527110542008549376Â â�¦— Tony (@Tony) 1587565248
There really is a tweet for fckng everything.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/527110542008549376Â â�¦— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin ð�©¸ð�¦· (@Elizabeth C. McLaughlin ð�©¸ð�¦·) 1587567615
So uncanny is Trump's ability to contradict himself with years-old tweets that people began coming up with outlandish theories as to how this is possible.
the witch who cursed him sure was creative, i'll give her thathttps://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/527110542008549376Â â�¦— David Mack (@David Mack) 1587568514
I am 100% sure that at some point Donald Trump made some kind of Monkey's Paw-style deal where he got to be President but he had to live out the consequences of all his past tweets.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/527110542008549376Â â�¦— Paul Fairie (@Paul Fairie) 1587571719
This furthers my theory that Trump is a magical time traveler who is moving thru time in the opposite direction than us. That's why there's Always A Tweet. Here: he messed up COVID, and what he learned from that he applied to Ebola--6 yrs ago for us, but 6 yrs from now for him.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/527110542008549376Â â�¦— John Pfaff (@John Pfaff) 1587567116
Or maybe his principles really are that flimsy.
For a deeper look into the Trump administration, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.