Science and reason be damned.
After a whirlwind 72-hours that saw Trump affirming his diagnosis for the coronavirus, to his incredulous release from Walter Reed Medical Center, his based has yet to withdraw their support even as the future of America weighs in the balance.
From his erratic Kanye-like hospital tweets to his inappropriate joyride to him ripping off his mask after returning back to the White House, nothing and we mean nothing, has made the difference. Those who plan to vote for four more years of his antics have only grown louder and reinvigorated, especially on social media.
Speaking from the Truman Balcony at the White House in a video shared on his official Twitter account Trump warned the American public against letting the coronavirus “dominate.” “Don’t let it take control of your lives,” he said.
“I stood out front, I led,” he continued, falsely suggesting he may be “immune” from the virus.
Instead of muting the presidents frivolous and unfounded claims around the coronavirus, even as he became one of the millions of people across the globe stricken with the infectious disease, his dog whistle’s salivate in the mouths of his base.
No later than a few hours after Trump’s staged balcony appearance, social media was filled Trump praise after an undoubted disaster.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Trump supporter who shared an edited video of Trump beating the coronavirus in WWE-like fashion.
“COVID stood NO chance against @realDonaldTrump!” she tweeted.
“He’s still infected, his doctors said he’s not out of the woods yet, defeating COVID has nothing to do with ‘toughness’ and to act as if it does is a huge insult to those suffering from it or who have died from it,” Tapper responded.
One of the scariest hot takes was one tweeted by conservative agitator Ben Shapiro. “You think 2020 has seen its biggest twist? Wait until Trump develops the anti-covid serum using his own antibodies like Will Smith in “I Am Legend,” and then wins 50 states.
Many pointed out to Shapiro that in his new world rendering, the movie saw the (spoiler alert) death of Smith’s character Robert Neville, a doctor who survived a zombie-like apocalypse.
But Trump will need more than an invigorated base to win the 2020 presidential election against former Vice President Joe Biden. A new CNN poll among likely voters shows 57 percent back Biden while 41 percent support Trump. The poll was conducted after the first presidential debate leading up to Trump’s diagnosis. However, numbers and polls have proven to be unsteady, especially after the 2016 election where polls showed Hillary Clinton maintained a consistent lead over Trump.
After returning from the hospital, Trump’s first order of business was to announce he plans to kill movement on a new coronavirus relief package, boasting that he will not take it back up until after he wins the election, NBC News reports. He claims his focus is aimed at confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the bench.
Whatever side of the aisle you fall on, it’s clear that Trump will bulldoze us all out of the way, even his base, if it means preserving his fame, fortune and foolery.
Prayers Up: Notable Black Folks Who Have Contracted COVID-19
1. Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medalist
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2. Gil Bailey, radio pioneer2 of 71
3. Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta mayorSource:Getty 3 of 71
4. Herman Cain, former presidential candidateSource:Getty 4 of 71
5. Nick Cannon, entertainerSource:Getty 5 of 71
6. Ben Carson, former HUD SecretarySource:Getty 6 of 71
7. Cedric Ceballos, former NBA player
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On my 10th day in ICU, COVID-19 is officially kicking my but, I am asking ALL family, friends , prayer warriors healers for your prayers and well wish for my recovery.— Cedric Ceballos (@cedceballos) September 7, 2021
If I have done and anything to you in the past , allow me to publicly apologize.
My fight is not done…..
8. Dave Chappelle, comedianSource:Getty 8 of 71
9. Rep. Bonnie Watson ColemanSource:Getty 9 of 71
10. Eugene Daniels, journalist
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🧵🧵So today is my 11th day since testing positive for COVID-19. And let me tell you -- it was HELL. I am fully vaccinated and it knocked me on my ass. I had chills, a scary high fever, night sweats, trouble breathing, extreme exhaustion, and the terrible cough.— Eugene Daniels (@EugeneDaniels2) September 23, 2021
11. Jacob Desvarieux, guitaristSource:Getty 11 of 71
12. Manu Dibango, musicianSource:Getty 12 of 71
13. Dennis Dickson, NYPD employee13 of 71
14. Kevin Durant, NBA starSource:Getty 14 of 71
15. Larry Edgeworth
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Prayers to the family of NBC’s Larry Edgeworth 💔🙏🏽 and my former colleagues at 30 Rock. He died after testing positive for #coronavirus. Larry would always offer to help me ...even after I moved to CBS. He just wanted to see another brother win. #IAmMyBrothersKeeper Rest 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/TyXbiHs30d— DeMarco Morgan (@DeMarcoReports) March 20, 2020
16. Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsSource:Getty 16 of 71
17. Idris and Sabrina Dhowre Elba
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This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
18. Patrick Ewing, basketball legendSource:Getty 18 of 71
19. Ronald Fenty, Rihanna's dadSource:Getty 19 of 71
20. Vivica A. Fox, actressSource:Getty 20 of 71
21. Cori "Coco" Gauff, tennis starSource:Getty 21 of 71
22. Jimmy Glenn, legendary boxing trainerSource:Getty 22 of 71
23. Rudy Gobert
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24. Louis Gossett Jr., actor, philanthropistSource:Getty 24 of 71
25. Lee Green, former college hoops star
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It is with much sadness to inform all in my SJU family that we lost Lee Green to Covid-19 today. A Parade All-American who played 3 years at #SJUBB Lee was our warrior on those teams. A true lock em up defender that relished shutting down the best opponents. RIP Lee🙏🏻 #gone2soon pic.twitter.com/X4TIPbVvoU— Ron Linfonte (@SJU5) March 24, 2020
26. Charles Gregory, Tyler Perry's makeup artrist
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27. Lewis Hamilton, Formula One driverSource:Getty 27 of 71
28. Samuel Hargress Jr., owner of legendary Harlem nightclub
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Thank You for your friendship Sam! 💔#RIP💔 Harlem's Paris Blues Jazz Club has been a celebrated local music joint since 1969, playing live jazz and blues nightly. It's owner and manager, Mr. Samuel Hargress Jr., has been in the club nearly every day for the past 51 years. 💫🔥💫 pic.twitter.com/oSM9Cbzzdb— B Michael (@bmichaelAmerica) April 15, 2020
29. Conan Harris, Rep. Ayanna Pressley's husbandSource:Getty 29 of 71
30. Antoine Hodge, opera singerSource:GoFundMe 30 of 71
31. Mike Huckaby, techno music pioneer and DJ
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R.I.P Mike Huckaby. You will forever continue to change so many peoples lives with your music, technique and mentoring. These clips of Huck are from ‘Detroit The Blueprint Of Techno’ 💔 pic.twitter.com/8t8c83Uy2K— Dark Entries Records (@darkentriesrecs) April 25, 2020
32. Callum Hudson-OdoiSource:Getty 32 of 71
33. DL Hughley, comedian33 of 71
34. Ahmed Ismail Hussein, Somali singer
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BREAKING: One of Somalia’s greatest artists has died in London after contracting Corona Virus. Ahmed Ismail Hussein “Hudeydi” known as the “King of Oud” has been in hospital for four days. He was 92. pic.twitter.com/iCii8vYVVv— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) April 8, 2020
35. Jesse and Jacqueline JacksonSource:Getty 35 of 71
36. Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, former White House butler
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Tonight on @fox5dc at 10p -— Shawn Yancy (@ShawnYancyTV) May 20, 2020
He served at the pleasure of 11 U.S. Presidents... during his 55 years at the White House.
Last weekend, he passed from COVID-19.
My exclusive interview with the granddaughter of White House butler, Wilson Jerman is next! pic.twitter.com/SBiXbQLiud
37. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, actor
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38. Paul Johnson, house music DJSource:Getty 38 of 71
39. Jim Jones, rapperSource:Getty 39 of 71
40. Brad "Scarface" JordanSource:Getty 40 of 71
41. DeAndre Jordan, NBA starSource:Getty 41 of 71
42. Tim Lester, NFL starSource:Getty 42 of 71
43. James Mahoney, pulmonologist
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Dr. James Mahoney at University Hospital of Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/SXBxNlzApr— Lieutenant Kijé (@BrianLemaire2) May 19, 2020
44. Ellis Marsalis Jr., musicianSource:Getty 44 of 71
45. DeRay McKesson, activistSource:Getty 45 of 71
46. Von Miller, NFL starSource:Getty 46 of 71
47. Nicki MinajSource:Getty 47 of 71
48. Donovan Mitchell48 of 71
49. Wisconsin Rep. Rep. Gwen MooreSource:Getty 49 of 71
50. Lloyd Porter, small business owner in Brooklyn
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Devastated to hear Lloyd Porter has pass away from covid19. Lloyd was a pillar in Brooklyn. His coffee shop Breadstuy is where I met some of my closest friends. He sometimes hired people with records that couldn't easily find work. He believed in community. Rest well Brother— Blitz Bazawule (@BlitzAmbassador) May 7, 2020
51. Charley Pride, country music legendSource:Getty 51 of 71
52. Biden Adviser, Rep. Cedric RichmondSource:Getty 52 of 71
53. Arnie Robinson Jr., Olympian
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Arnie Robinson Jr., who won the gold medal in the long jump at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, died on Dec. 2 at his home in San Diego. He was 72. https://t.co/lYnpSbWkzO— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) December 16, 2020
54. Chris Rock, actor and comedianSource:Getty 54 of 71
55. Wallace RoneySource:Getty 55 of 71
56. Marcus Smart56 of 71
57. Shaka Smart, University Of Texas Men's Basketball CoachSource:Getty 57 of 71
58. Troy Sneed, gospel singerSource:Getty 58 of 71
59. Oliver "DJ Black N Mild" Stokes Jr.
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New Orleans bounce DJ and radio personality Black N Mild has died after testing positive for coronavirus. For the past 25 years, he also deejayed at countless clubs, parties and other private events across the southeast. pic.twitter.com/2e6mnKhiXQ— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) March 21, 2020
60. Michael Strahan, 'Good Morning America' host, former NFL starSource:Getty 60 of 71
61. Carole Sutton, actressSource:Getty 61 of 71
62. Chucky Thompson, music producer, 53Source:Getty 62 of 71
63. Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes63 of 71
64. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers head coachSource:Getty 64 of 71
65. Karl-Anthony Towns, NBA starSource:Getty 65 of 71
66. Jo Thompson, singerSource:Getty 66 of 71
67. Karl-Anthony Towns' parents, Jacqueline Cruz and Karl-Anthony Towns Sr.67 of 71
68. Juan Williams, Fox News HostSource:Getty 68 of 71
69. Wendy Williams, talk show hostSource:Getty 69 of 71
70. Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham, AlabamaSource:Getty 70 of 71
71. Zumbi, rapperSource:Getty 71 of 71
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