On Friday, it was confirmed that more than 52,000 Americans had died from coronavirus, considerably more than any other nation in the world. On Saturday, Donald Trump tweeted about professional wrestling.

No, this isn't what Donald Trump calls 'fake news' but something that actually happened.

The owner of WWE, Vince McMahon, who is a close friend and aide to the president, congratulated his son-in-law Paul 'Triple H' Levesque on 25 years of working for World Wrestling Entertainment.

McMahon, who is one of the few people that Trump follows on Twitter, was retweeted by the president, adding that "Triple H is a total winner!'

Now, we enjoy professional wrestling as much as the next person, but the middle of a pandemic is perhaps not the best time for a world leader to be talking about wrestling, sport or any form of entertainment for that matter, especially a day after he was ridiculed for spreading a widely debunked claim about disinfectants.

The backlash against this ill-judged tweet was fairly severe and unforgiving.

WWE has hardly been innocent during the pandemic and their links to the Trump administration has been suggested as to one of the many reasons as to why they have been allowed to continue filming their television shows.

Once again, at the time of writing, more than 52,000 American's have died from coronavirus and more than 920,000 people have been infected with the virus, more than any other country in the world.

Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)