“The doctors said they've never seen a body kill the coronavirus like mine. They said my body was made to kill virus's. They tested my DNA and they said it wasn't DNA, it was USA. They said if Joe Biden had the virus he would have died several times by now. They said there is no way anyone with a body like mine could lose an election. I’m gonna win HUGE.”
Trump tested positive for Covid-19 in early October, and recovered fairly quickly.
The user posted the screenshot with the comment: “I love this man. @realdonaldtrump.” It’s been viewed nearly 250,000 times.
The screenshot shows Trump’s name, his Twitter profile photo and his handle @realDonaldTrump. The US president is known for his sometimes outrageous tweets, and for occasionally misspelling words. But it’s unlikely that he would misspell “viruses” as “virus’s”.
Did he tweet this?
An advanced search for the tweet on Trump’s Twitter account returned no results. The words have been tweeted, but as a joke – a joke sometimes directed at Trump himself.
Jokes and satire used as real information become disinformation.
The screenshot has been doctored to make it appear that Trump tweeted it. He did not. – Africa Check
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