Never one to shy away from offering a colorful take on the news of the day, former President Donald Trump on Sunday took to his Truth Social platform to weigh in on the current commander in chief’s health, suggesting that his “rebound” case of COVID-19 was actually misdiagnosed Dementia, as the Washington Examiner reports.
As Fox News noted over the weekend, after contracting the coronavirus late last month and subsequently testing negative, President Joe Biden received a positive test result again on Saturday morning and was forced to return to isolation.
Seizing the opportunity to reference the current president’s often-questioned cognitive status, Trump’s post declared, “Joe Biden’s second bout of Covid, sometimes referred to as the China Virus, was sadly misdiagnosed by his doctors. He instead has Dementia, but is happily recovering well.”
Trump also used the occasion to inject a dig at election officials in Wisconsin he believes failed to insufficiently probe voting irregularities in the 2020 contest.
“Joe is thinking of moving, part time, to one of those beautiful Wisconsin Nursing Homes, where almost 100% of the residents miraculously, and for the first time in history, had the strength and energy to vote – even if those votes were cast illegally,” Trump sarcastically added.
It is difficult to fault Trump for making a joke at Biden’s expense, particularly given the current president’s classless remarks last week comparing his experience with the virus to that of his predecessor, who also had a bout with the illness while in office.
On Wednesday, prior to his so-called “rebound” diagnosis, and just before returning to the Oval Office, Biden boasted, according to the Daily Mail, “Here’s the bottom line: When my predecessor got COVID he had to get helicoptered to Walter Reed Medical Center. He was severely ill.”
“I got COVID, I worked from upstairs of the White House … for the five-day period,” Biden added.
Given that Biden is now back in isolation and continues to test positive, all of the bragging he did about the supposed benefits of his vaccines, boosters, and Paxlovid treatment rings a bit hollow to millions of Americans, but even so, most share in Trump’s parting sentiment from Saturday’s post, namely, “Get well soon, Joe!”