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After just over three days of treatment for the virus that's killed over 200 thousand Americans, President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he'd be leaving Walter Reed Medical Center that evening.

After supplemental oxygen and a cocktail of powerful drugs, the President claimed that he was the best he'd felt in 20 years.

That night, Trump made a dramatic return to the White House, where he took off his mask upon ascending the balcony, despite still being infected with the virus and despite the hundreds of workers potentially exposed to it within the White House's walls.

Trump appeared to be struggling for air the whole time.


People began comparing Trump to the former Argentine First Lady, Eva "Evita" Peron.

Peron would frequently deliver addresses to an adoring crowd from the balcony of the Casa Rosada, the residence of the Argentine First Family.

This is most famously depicted in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita, which tracks the political icon's life until an ailing Peron greets her supporters from the balcony one final time before dying of cancer.

As the ailing Trump's photo-op outside of the White House continued, people couldn't ignore the historical parallels, however comical.



Broadway legend Patti LuPone, who won a Tony for originating the role of Eva Peron on Broadway and remains a highly outspoken critic of Trump, clapped back at the comparisons.

The response set Twitter on fire.






They soon began rewriting the lyrics to Evita's most well-known song, made famous by LuPone herself: "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina."