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  • President Donald Trump has unleashed roughly 120 tweets since being released on Monday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he received COVID-19 treatment.
  • Trump’s tweetstorm has included attacks on Joe Biden, praise for the economy, a push for a focus on the Supreme Court, and allegations of a fraudulent election.
  • Questions have been swirling for days about the true state of the president’s health since his return to the White House.
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President Donald Trump has unleashed a string of tweets and retweets since being released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday, touting a video announcing his return to the White House and later pushing out praise from supporters and attacks on political rivals.

As of noon on Wednesday afternoon, Trump, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus last Friday, had sent out roughly 120 messages. Since returning to the White House, the true status of the president’s health has been questioned by many, given that he was treated with the experimental drug remdesivir and dexamethasone, a steroid that is usually reserved for the sickest patients. While steroids can often make a patient feel better, they don’t target the actual virus and weaken the immune system.

Over the past three days, Trump’s tweets have included the following:

Arrival at the White House

In a dramatic video, Marine 1, the presidential helicopter, landed on the grounds of the White House around 8 p.m. Monday, with Trump emerging from the plane wearing a mask. He then walked up a flight of stairs and appeared on a balcony where he saluted the residence staff.

A second tweet, taken on the White House balcony, featured a video message directly from the president seemingly downplaying the disease.

“I learned so much about coronavirus. One thing that’s for certain…don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. You’re going to beat it. We have the best medical equipment and the best medicines, all developed recently … Don’t let it take over your lives,” Trump said in the video.

Trump also compared the coronavirus to the flu, which Twitter flagged, saying it violated its rules against COVID-19 misinformation.

Attacking Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers

Trump continued criticizing his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, accusing him of seeking to expand the Supreme Court beyond the nine current members and allow late term abortions.

“Wow. Joe Biden just took a more Liberal position on Roe v. Wade than Elizabeth Warren at her highest,” Trump tweeted. “He also wants to PACK our great United States Supreme Court. This is what the Dems will do. Remember as they try changing positions before elections end. GET OUT AND VOTE!”

He then criticized a Monday night town hall event on NBC News that featured Biden, calling it a “disgrace.”

Pushing a voting fraud narrative

Trump, who has repeatedly criticized mail-in voting as susceptible to electorial fraud, tweeted out that 11,000 North Carolina voters received “incorrect” registration forms and that Los Angeles County voters were mailed “faulty” ballots.

“Here we go. This will be the most corrupt Election in American History!” he added.

Trump also retweeted an article from the account of conservative commentator Gregg Jarrett, who highlighted a story about a Florida man who was caught requesting a ballot for his deceased wife and was charged with a felony.

Touting the economy amid stalled stimulus talks

Trump announced on Tuesday that he was ending the stimulus bill negotiations between Congress and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, saying that he wanted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to focus on the Supreme Court confirmation process.

“I have asked Mitch McConnell not to delay, but to instead focus full time on approving my outstanding nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett,” Trump wrote. “Our Economy is doing very well. The Stock Market is at record levels, JOBS and unemployment … also coming back in record numbers. We are leading the World in Economic Recovery, and THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”

Trump was criticized by many for ending the stimulus talks with Democrats and possibly handing them a political talking point headed into Election Day. However, later on Tuesday, he tweeted out support for a bill that would give $1,200 direct payments to taxpayers ahead of Nov. 3.

Then on Wednesday, he decried the state of journalism, tweeting that “the fake news media is the real opposition.”

An hour after this post, Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, released a memo revealing that Trump’s health has improved.

“He’s now been fever-free for more than 4 days, symptom-free for over 24 hours, and has not needed not received any supplemental oxygen since hospitalization,” Conley wrote.

Since the president and first lady Melania Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, multiples staffers, including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and White House senior advisor and speechwriter Stephen Miller, announced that they too have contracted the disease. 

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