Trump Erupts Into 9-Tweet Late Afternoon Emotional Collapse

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President Donald Trump seems endlessly paranoid and has seemingly convinced himself that the world is out to get him and it’s his mission to get the truth to the world — or something. He’s deluding himself. This Monday afternoon, he went on a multi-tweet rant about the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, which he tried to convince observers isn’t as bad as the supposedly untrustworthy “fake news” has made it out to be. The reality is that over 130,000 Americans are dead. No number of nonsensical self-congratulatory tweets from the president lauding his supposed job well done will erase that fact.

One of the topics that the president addressed was the death rate from the Coronavirus in the U.S. specifically. He addressed the topic in an entirely bad-faith, disingenuous fashion — he even seems to have gotten a basic fact wrong, since he claimed that the U.S. has the lowest death rate in the world, although in reality, countries like Brazil and India seem to have recorded lower death rates, at least among confirmed cases. He was — by all appearances — brazenly lying.

Petulantly refusing to describe the virus by its actual name, Trump tweeted:

‘BREAKING NEWS: The Mortality Rate for the China Virus in the U.S. is just about the LOWEST IN THE WORLD! Also, Deaths in the U.S. are way down, a tenfold decrease since the Pandemic height (and, our Economy is coming back strong!)… Why does the Lamestream Fake News Media REFUSE to say that China Virus deaths are down 39%, and that we now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World. They just can’t stand that we are doing so well for our Country!’

Trump’s conspiracy theory that the media is suppressing news that might make him look good is entirely incorrect and ludicrously disconnected from reality. Actually, news organizations across the board (well, except Fox) have been on the front lines of the Coronavirus crisis for months. And while it’s true that Coronavirus deaths are down overall — and it’s utterly unhinged for the president to suggest that there’s some kind of conspiracy to suppress this fact — hundreds of Americans are still dying each and every day.

Trump had more conspiracy theories, though. He also claimed that Democrats want schools to remain closed in the fall for political reasons, because they supposedly think they could use the tumult to get Trump out of office. There is zero evidence for this conspiracy that Democrats want to keep schools closed for “political reasons.” Trump has deluded himself, and it’s all in his head.

Check out more from the president below:

Check out Twitter’s response below:

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