Loeffler tweets edited video showing Trump taking down coronavirus in wrestling match
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and others are cheering on President Trump’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.
COVID stood NO chance against @realDonaldTrump! pic.twitter.com/GtNPOHkDqF
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) October 5, 2020
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 Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted, “President Trump won’t have to recover from COVID. COVID will have to recover from President Trump.”
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 5, 2020
President Trump won’t have to recover from COVID.
COVID will have to recover from President Trump. #MAGA
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 5, 2020
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.
This is obviously an incredibly bizarre thing for a sitting US senator to tweet for a lot of reasons. But do they think that people who died from Covid… just weren’t tough enough? Does Loeffler think that the 7,000 Georgians who have died from it were weak and gave up? https://t.co/MIOlicqd37
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) October 5, 2020
If you have a loved one who died of COVID, Kelly Loeffler wants you know it was because they weren’t as tough as Trump https://t.co/zIFUYqGmOM
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 5, 2020
Call Kelly Loeffler’s office (770) 661-0999
Let her know how disrespectful her tweet was to all of the Americans who are sick and to the 210,000 who have died. Vote her out Georgia!
— UFB ex-Republican since 2015-Voted for Hillary (@Unfreakin) October 5, 2020
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 Isakson (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.
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