President Trump, still in the hospital, let the nation have a little glimpse into how he’s feeling this morning with a desperate and absolutely manic tweetstorm demanding that Americans vote for him.
Four pieces of information in that briefing: a) Trump's fever was "high" b) Trump's lung scans show "expected findings," unclear what that means but c) Trump is on a steroid the WHO recommends only for "severe and critical" COVID cases and d) Trump's oxygen lvls dropped again Sat
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 4, 2020
The announcement that Trump has been receiving steroids to treat his well-earned COVID-19 infection was met with much amusement on social media as the nation wondered what the “roid rage” would do for an already highly belligerent and volatile Trump, and well, it appears we have our answer:
The last time I took steroids was in March for Covid. I ripped a t-shirt off of my body from the neck down because the material was scratchy and irritating my skin.
Here are Trump's tweets from the last hour and it's clear he's got that ROID RAGE. pic.twitter.com/mKJQO1pIeI
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 5, 2020
In an all-caps sixteen tweet spree, the President offered up various reasons to vote for him, some of which were just funny (SPACE FORCE!!!) and others deeply disturbing, like the extremely dystopian cry for “Peace Through Strength.”
One has to wonder whether or not the drugs are making him even less capable of holding office than he usually is, especially since the side effects of the steroid Dexamethasone can be rather severe:
Doctor on CNN Warns That Trump's Steroid Treatment Can Cause Psychosis, Delirium and Mania https://t.co/y9xlztmYTJ
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 5, 2020
While the president is likely to find that his wishes are obeyed and the American public turns out in record numbers to vote, something tells us that he’s not going like the final outcome!
Social media was very amused at the president’s outburst:
make your own kind of music pic.twitter.com/Z3EX8EHZO2
— Rob (@robrousseau) October 5, 2020
i had to take steroids for a lingering cough a few years ago. they made me absolutely bugfuck, climb-out-of-my-own-skin crazy, too. pic.twitter.com/rVAW1gfhNF
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) October 5, 2020
The Walter Reed doctors might have overdone Trump's steroids today. pic.twitter.com/iThU2Y77II
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) October 5, 2020
Holy shit, after the "LOVE" tweet a few days ago trump woke up from that bullshit in ALL-CAPS roid rage from all the steroids they're pumping into his dilapidated, diseased body.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 5, 2020
according to NPR the steroid Trump is taking “commonly increases irritability” so Roid Rage Trump will be a neat addition to the 2020 action set
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 4, 2020