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A US senator sparked anger and ridicule by sharing a bizarre clip of Trump wrestling coronavirus to the ground.
Kelly Loeffler, who represents Georgia, was accused of "belittling and dismissing" the virus which has so far killed over 200,000 Americans.
COVID stood NO chance against @realDonaldTrump! https://t.co/GtNPOHkDqF — Kelly Loeffler (@Kelly Loeffler)
Her implication, that Trump's strength enabled him to fight off coronavirus, is one an idea that president has also tried to spread.
Since testing positive, Trump has repeatedly told people not to let the virus "dominate" them – as if overcoming a potentially life-threatening illness is a point of machismo.
Trump had monoclonal antibodies that only a dozen people have been treated with, which Dr. Fauci said likely turned… https://t.co/pJmbyAp1H9 — Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth)
@KLoeffler @realDonaldTrump In other words, Kelly Loeffler believes that the 210,000 Americans who died were just weak. — Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)
@KLoeffler @realDonaldTrump Over 7000 of your constituents have died. — Pé (@Pé)
@KLoeffler @realDonaldTrump p.s. wrestling is fake, ma’am. Trump didn’t beat that guy either. — The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)
@KLoeffler @realDonaldTrump I’m embarrassed for you. — Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)
In the original clip, from 2007, Trump pushes World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) CEO Vince McMahon to the ground as part of their 'Battle of the Billionaires' feud.
Who would have guessed back then that less than a decade later, this man would become president?