Trump Just Returned to Twitter After Hiatus With a Bonkers Stream of All Caps Tweets and Yeah, It's a Lot
After testing positive on Thursday for the virus that's killed over 200 thousand Americans, President Donald Trump went on a brief semi-hiatus from his favorite social media account: Twitter.
Other than a few videos and photos assuring that the President—who was choppered to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday—was on the up and up, Trump's infamous Twitter feed was largely silent. Medical officials confirmed that Trump needed supplemental oxygen and has been prescribed dexamethasone, which the World Health Organization only recommends for those suffering the most severe symptoms.
But the President appeared to be back on Twitter Monday morning, tweeting no fewer than 20 times in five hours.
The tweets urged his supporters to vote, claiming a vote for Trump would be a vote for "RELIGIOUS LIBERTY," "LAW & ORDER," and the "STRONGEST EVER MILITARY."
The President's all-too-familiar Twitter loquacity generated reactions across the internet.
There are all those tweet where we're like “hmm I wonder if it's him or a good mimic," but when you know, you know
— Jaime Green (@jaimealyse) October 5, 2020
reminds me of Mad magazine
— Diane Mehta (@DianeMehta) October 5, 2020
It was the only thing that would pacify Donald once the gift shop ran out of coloring books.
— Mr. Sub, Dragged down by the stone (@Mr___Sub) October 5, 2020
The silence was ominous but blissful and far too sort
— Kimmer1969 (@Kimmer19691) October 5, 2020
Some speculated that Trump wasn't writing the tweets at all.
I'd bet cash money those aren't coming from him.
— AKA Maiuna Gioia (@XtineCantera) October 5, 2020
Zero chance he's writing those.
— Randy so Dandy (@RandySoDandy51) October 5, 2020
That's not him
— Henrynathanmia (@henrynathanmia) October 5, 2020
Others thought the President's medications were kicking in.
Steroids have some real kick https://t.co/WprHSna9gP
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 5, 2020
He's on a steroid that amps you up and can cause mania and psychosis. Those tweets prove it. RT @sullydish: The president is bonkers. https://t.co/Qq5wq0Ct2J
— Lisa Horowitz (@LAeditor) October 5, 2020
President Roid Rage is on a bender. https://t.co/5MRkTBMl5k
— Juliann pays her taxes (@2tonshorty) October 5, 2020
Lol. I took roids once. Vacuumed the house 8xs. Dr said, "steroids will give u enuf energy 2 walk 2 ur own funeral." Ready, set, ZOOM... https://t.co/Q6BRlPW9YP
— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) October 5, 2020
The President's health has been the subject of fervent speculation after White House officials declined to go into specifics about his condition beyond confirming his oxygen treatments and which drugs he was taking.