Loeffler tweets edited video showing Trump taking down coronavirus in wrestling match

Loeffler tweets edited video showing Trump taking down coronavirus in wrestling match
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Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Herschel Walker skips Georgia's GOP convention Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock MORE (R-Ga.) and others are cheering on President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE's fight against the coronavirus, with Loeffler tweeting out an edited video that shows a wrestling match between Trump and COVID-19.

"COVID stood NO chance against @realDonaldTrump," Loeffler captioned the video in her tweet, which came hours before Trump returned to the White House after being hospitalized with the coronavirus.

The video is from WrestleMania 23 in 2007, when Trump competed versus WWE head Vince McMahon during a staged "battle of the billionaires" fight in which each man chose one wrestler to represent him. 

Trump previously tweeted a video from the event himself, edited to show him fighting CNN.


The Trump campaign also tweeted an edited video on Monday, showing Trump in a football clip scoring a touchdown against the coronavirus. 

And Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzKinzinger: Conspiracy theory FBI planned Jan. 6 example of 'legacy of Trump and Trumpism' 21 Republicans vote against awarding medals to police who defended Capitol Florida congressional candidate says opponents conspiring to kill her MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted, "President Trump won't have to recover from COVID. COVID will have to recover from President Trump." 


While Trump supporters retweeted the sentiments shared by Loeffler and others, many criticized the tone struck in the tweet, suggesting it was disrespectful to those who have died from the virus. 

Trump around 6:30 p.m. left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he had spent three days being treated for the coronavirus. 

The president announced his positive test early Friday morning and was later transferred to the hospital for treatment.

Loeffler is running in a multicandidate special election to fill the seat of retired Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Loeffler group targets Democrats with billboards around baseball stadium Warnock raises nearly M since January victory MORE (R-Ga.). The winner of the election will fill the remainder of the term, which ends in 2022. 


Several candidates of both parties are running in the crowded race. Democrats in the race include the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Matt Lieberman. 

If no candidate wins a majority of the vote on Election Day, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff in January.