US President Donald Trump had allegedly planned a Superman-inspired stunt upon leaving Walter Reed. Sadly, someone talked him out of it.
Things move fast in the world of US President Donald Trump. After being diagnosed with COVID-19 the week before last, he returned to the White House just five days later, claiming that he was feeling better than he did “20 years ago”.
According to the White House physician Dr Sean Conley, Trump has now tested negative for the virus two days in a row. As of a couple of hours ago, Trump returned to the campaign trail with a rally in Florida – and whilst the president’s rapid reemergence in public life has left many feeling uneasy, it turns out Trump’s comeback was originally set to be a lot more comical than what actually came to pass.
Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, the president stated that he had become “immune” to the virus, asserting that he had a (decidedly unscientific-sounding) “protective glow”.
A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2020
His comments, which appeared to downplay the virus, were criticised by many, along with his decision to return to public life less than two weeks after his initial diagnosis. Currently, scientists believe that patients can be contagious for up to ten days after symptoms disappear.
“Protective glow” pic.twitter.com/qjts23nhBG
— jumpscare (inside) (@JodiesJumpsuit) October 11, 2020
Now, a New York Times report has revealed that Donald Trump originally planned a rather dramatic return to public life. Allegedly, Trump floated the idea that, upon leaving the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as a surprise for unsuspecting observers, he would rip open his button-down shirt to reveal a Superman shirt.
Allegedly, Trump proposed that he first appear physically weak before said shirt-ripping, which, obviously, would have been for reasons of dramatic effect.
You have to read this to believe it.
Trump was planning to appear frail and then rip over his dress shirt to reveal a Superman tee-shirt when he left the hospital, according to the @nytimes.
Whenever I think Trump can’t do something more ridiculous, he proves me wrong. pic.twitter.com/yvxJuRkrAu
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) October 10, 2020
Sadly for us, a more common sense-minded person must have talked Trump out of it. But thanks to The Times, it can live on in all of our imaginations. And of course the memes, never forget the memes.
Trump: I want to rip open my shirt revealing a Superman shirt
Mike Pence: pic.twitter.com/XBcDH4RMus
— J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) October 11, 2020
Trump as Superman – the fiction and the reality. pic.twitter.com/NHHqCtaUB9
How Donald Trump thinks he would look opening his button down to a Superman shirt vs. how he actually looks: pic.twitter.com/W9slF4ndaj
— Lady Danny Devito🥚 (@LilfootLanolin) October 12, 2020
Superman, reevaluating his life after learning how much Trump admires him: pic.twitter.com/aUsH4rzs8v
— Andrew Faraghost (@andrewfarago) October 11, 2020
If Superman had diarrhea, it would be stronger and more electable than Donald trump.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 11, 2020
And here’s one from the man himself.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020