Facebook Deletes Donald Trump Post Claiming Flu Is More Deadly Than COVID-19 | 22 Words

Facebook has taken a stand against Trump's latest controversial post...

President Trump's reaction to his COVID diagnosis has been controversial, to say the least...

And now, he's gone and given some even more bizarre and potentially dangerous advice on how to "live with the virus."

But it seems it was even too controversial for Facebook.

And the site has been forced to take action against the President's post.

Now, we were first given the shocking news of Trump's covid diagnosis on Friday, October 2nd.

It was confirmed that the President and the First Lady, Melania Trump, had been diagnosed with the virus that has already killed over 208,000 Americans.

Trump tweeted this...

Though, at this time, he didn't give any further details regarding his and Melania's symptoms.

Immediately after his diagnosis, the President went into self-isolation.

And floods of well-wishes for him and the First lady began pouring in from all around the world.

But on the other hand, lots of angry and spiteful messages have been thrown at the pair following their diagnosis.

It's been a divisive topic, to say the least.

But many people were, quite rightfully, feeling concerned about Trump's chances of surviving the deadly virus.

Because even though the virus has a fairly steady survival rate...

Seventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.

The statistics speak for themselves.

According to CDC statistics, patients between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-four are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than someone aged eighteen to twenty-nine.

This means that patients of Trump's age have ninety times greater chance of death than others...

Which isn't at all good news for the President.

But the White House put many worries to rest.

Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, spoke at a live press conference a few days ago where he stated that he is "optimistic the President will have a very quick and speedy recovery."

Meadows explained that the White House's core staff have all been tested for the virus...

And said that the President was "energetic" and in "good spirits", adding that he was "staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people" Apparently, the first question Trump asked him after his diagnosis was "how's the economy doing?"

Meadows refused to comment on what treatment the Trumps were receiving...

But he added that Americans "can rest assured that we have a president that is not only on the job" but "will remain on the job."

However, Meadows may have spoken too soon.

Because, shortly after his statement, it was reported that the president had been admitted to the hospital.

On Friday, Trump was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.

This came after he received a cocktail of drugs as a "precautionary measure."

However, he gave off the impression that he was extremely unaffected by the virus.

Over the weekend, Trump gave a video update from the hospital, in which he praised the "incredible" Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and revealed that he had "met some of the soldiers" and was planning a "surprise" visit.

He was even snapped leaving the hospital in the back of a heavily-guarded car...

And could be seen waving to his fans and supporters.

Of course, many were outraged by the pictures.

"Shouldn't he be self-isolating for fourteen days?" "Isn't he putting his driver and his staff at risk of catching the virus?" "What is he doing?"

But then, shortly after the photos, Trump came forward with a shock announcement.

Taking to Twitter, he revealed that he would be discharged from the hospital later on that day.

The President tweeted this:

"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"

Now, telling a country to not be afraid of a virus that has killed 200,000 Americans is an extremely reckless thing to say...

And, of course, people were not happy with his choice of announcement.

And now, to make things even worse...

The President has issued yet another dangerously placid message about the virus.

He tweeted this today:

"Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with COVID, in most populations far less lethal!!!"

The post was also shared on Facebook.

But it didn't go down very well with the popular site.

Facebook has now removed the post by Trump.

As per The Independent, the long post broke Facebook’s rules on coronavirus misinformation, the company said.

While the post does still remain live on Twitter...

It has been placed behind a warning indicating that it could be dangerous, meaning users have to click the link to confirm they want to view the tweet before they are able to read what it says.

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19," the warning reads.

"However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."

It's unclear whether Twitter will take further action.

However, the site did say that Trump’s posts will sometimes be exempted from policies, both on misinformation and other issues, as a result of his newsworthiness. Make sure to stay posted for updates.