During a press briefing designed by Donald Trump to reassure the country that we are still in good hands despite the COVID-19 coronavirus claiming the first life of an American, the president appeared to be running out of breath and rambling. This prompted people to wonder whether Trump himself was battling the virus.
A somnambulant Trump is beginning his second coronavirus news conference of the week by rambling about ISIS pic.twitter.com/VH6tjFPLhr
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 29, 2020
Here’s how people reacted to Trump’s rambling:
Trump out of breath …HAS HE BEEN TESTED FOR COVID-19?????????
— Becky Blair 🌊🌊🌊 (@beckoh) February 29, 2020
Trump sounds sedated, he is breathing hard, slurring and talking about Afghanistan and the military. I thought this was supposed to be about Coronavirus. What the hell is happening.
— Sassy_Tiff ⚖️ (@tify330) February 29, 2020
Is he on drugs because he sounds drugged. https://t.co/IaGPKeFDRy
— Teri Carter (@teri_atthepaper) February 29, 2020
Trump’s out of breath just walking to the podium
— Laura Eva (@NerdyLaura) February 29, 2020
— enigma4ever 🌹🆘 🌊 🕊️🍑 (@watergatesummer) February 29, 2020
Why is Trump out so of breath?
— (((Charles Young))) (@CharlieYoungEsq) February 29, 2020
Trump's talking at a presser right now, he seems wasted again.
He's breathless and babbling.
— Mona (@Monaheart1229) February 29, 2020
trump sounds short of breath and he just started.
— Doreen 🌊❄️☮️ (@reenie62) February 29, 2020
Sniff, sniff. Man, trump sounds terrible and is gasping for breath.
— Hiking2Colorado (@hiking2colorado) February 29, 2020