Twitter has removed tweets that were retweeted by President Donald Trump this morning. One was a retweet of a video that has come under heavy scrutiny in which a woman claiming to be a doctor touts the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a “cure” for COVID-19. The tweet was labeled as false, and Twitter pulled it down, replacing it with a simple text message of “This Tweet is no longer available.”
The same video of was pulled down by Facebook as well. The development is sure to enrage a president who is already quite angry about Twitter and social media in general. Yesterday, Trump did something he very rarely does — complained a lot — about how Twitter’s trending topics feature works.
So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called “Trending”, where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one. They look for anything they can find, make it as bad as possible, and blow it up, trying to make it trend. Really ridiculous, illegal, and, of course, very unfair!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2020
A second tweet was also removed after President Trump retweeted it, and it could have the potential to upset him more than the first removed tweet. A video first posted by the Twitter account handle “@MegaMAGAMan1234696969,” a woman in a white lab coat with a name badge that said “REAL ACTUAL DOCTOR” on it, advised that she and her staff had been prescribing something else for COVID-19 besides hydroxychloroquine, and they’ve seen “bigly miraculous results.”
“Hi! I’m a totally real doctor! My name is Dr. Susie McMedical, and I’m definitely not Ivanka Trump in a shitty brown wig,” the doctor said. “I’m here to tell you right here, and right now, that the mainstream media is hiding a cure for the coronavirus from you, but I’m gonna tell you all right now, and bring their conspiracy down. Are you ready?”
That’s when Dr. McMedical produced a plate with a steak on it. She began cutting up the steak and serving it to her colleagues. Each person took a piece, put it in their mouth, and appeared to stifle a gag before choking it down.
“These wonderful Trump Steaks! They are the cure! Who else but our Dear President would be able to offer us a miracle cure with something they sell,” Dr. McMedical asked. “I tell you what, this is such a miracle, it makes me believe that the Mueller Report exonerated daddy — I mean the president — and that his genitals are definitely not weird!”
The video was reported on by Breitbart writer Nathan Bedford Jefferson Davis Robert Lee, who is known on Parler by his social media handle “The White KKKnight.” Within an hour of its publication, the article had been shared by some of Trump’s most loyal social media surrogates like his son Donald Trump Jr. Finally, by noon, Trump had retweeted the article himself.
“No need to thank me,” Trump tweeted with the article attached, “just remember you literally have to vote for me, by law, this November, and we’re square. You’re welcome for the cure, America!”
The president’s tweet was up for less than ten minutes before it was removed, and the same “This tweet is no longer available” message was put in its place. The White House has yet to respond to having the second tweet pulled down. However, Congressman Devin Nunes agreed to stop spit polishing Trump’s rectum long enough to opine on the situation.
“Leave it to the Democrat Media in the socialist commie press, which relies on capitalist subscription fees to work with their comrades in Big Social to silence our great president,” Nunes told reporters when asked about the developing situation. “I happen to know for a fact that Trump Steaks cure COVID because I injected six Trump porterhouse steaks into my veins last week, and I’ve never felt better!”
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