Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) took to Twitter on Monday where he compared Donald Trump to legendary actor and martial artist Chuck Norris, claiming that the president is too tough to get seriously ill from COVID-19. His comparison quickly backfired when people began trolling the Republican lawmaker.
Gaetz cracked a “Chuck Norris facts”-style joke about the president’s COVID-19 infection to imply the potentially deadly virus had more to fear from its obese, 74-year-old host than the president did from his infection.
“President Trump won’t have to recover from COVID,” Gaetz tweeted. “COVID will have to recover from President Trump. #MAGA”
President Trump won't have to recover from COVID.
COVID will have to recover from President Trump. #MAGA
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 5, 2020
Twitter users didn’t take long to begin trolling Gaetz for comparing an obese and out of shape Trump to a man who dedicated his life to martial arts.
Take a look at some of the responses below:
Because he is SMARTER than trump.
— liri (@liri57954853) October 5, 2020
America will have to recover from Trump, including his tragic mishandling of COVID.
— Moshe Swartz (@fuzzymoshe) October 5, 2020
— Finding Joy #BobPatrol #Dannyzen (@sinkinsorrow) October 5, 2020
You're really bad at being human, Nestor Trump. pic.twitter.com/2cBmXqMoWz
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) October 5, 2020
— Don Lemon's baby Afro (@GhostofGarvey) October 5, 2020
So, Trump is more sickening than COVID.
Refreshing honesty, Matt.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 5, 2020
To be fair, we’ll all need to recover from Trump.
— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) October 5, 2020
This is embarrassing and offensive.
You're saying the 210,000 Americans dead from covid are dead because they were weaklings? I'm sure their surviving family members will appreciate your ridiculous, offensive and stupid comment.
— MomsThoughts™ (@MomsThoughts) October 5, 2020
He’s not Chuck Norris. He’s an obese 74 year old.
— Rex Mantlepiece (@DerekP23) October 5, 2020
He’s not Chuck Norris. Even Chuck Norris isn’t Chuck Norris. Get a fucking grip dude. Hand off the bottle.
— Sean PM Dawn (@SeanPMDawn) October 5, 2020
2010 wants its bad knockoff of a Chuck Norris joke back.
— Aaron #2020 Brethorst (@aaronbrethorst) October 5, 2020
— Patrick J. Kiger (@PatrickJKiger) October 5, 2020