Trump's Florida rally proved to be quite a spectacle, especially for Anderson Cooper...
The scenes at Trump's Florida rally on Tuesday have garnered a lot of attention... for all the wrong reasons.The President is back on the campaign trail, but his choice of music has left people feeling all that second-hand embarrassment.
Including Anderson Cooper...Cooper couldn't contain his laughter, for a very specific reason.
Now, it's been a whirlwind few weeks in the world of American politics.
via: GettyIt was confirmed on October 2nd that President Trump 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.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS We have your back President Trump!!! Get well soon 🇺🇸— oregon4TRUMP (@oregon4TRUMP)1601614527.0
But on the other hand...
Lots of angry and spiteful messages were thrown at the pair following their diagnosis.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I just can’t be sad. 200,000 Americans have died and he hasn’t shed one tear. That’s 67 9/… https://t.co/jY0xtfdE63— Keller Keller (@Keller Keller)1601615591.0
Many laughed at the irony of his diagnosis...
Considering that the president has done nothing but downplay this pandemic.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Now it’s “WE” will get through this together? Wasn’t it “them” and “us”, red and blue, jus… https://t.co/g14SaslUlA— 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷 (@𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷)1601625335.0
But many people were, quite rightfully, feeling concerned about Trump's chances of surviving the deadly virus...
via: GettyBecause even though it has a fairly steady survival rate, seventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.
And, just days after his diagnosis, our fears were confirmed.
via: GettyAfter receiving a cocktail of drugs as a "precautionary measure", Trump was transported to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.
However, he gave off the impression that he was extremely unaffected by the virus.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.
And, of course, nothing can keep the president hospitalized for too long.After a mere 2 days, he 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.
@realDonaldTrump Tell that to the 220,000 people who died from #COVID19 #OnYourWatch and their families @POTUS— Greg Rickard (@Greg Rickard)1601969132.0
But Trump's dangerous outlook on the virus isn't the only thing pressing on people's minds...
via: GettyWhat does this mean for his presidential campaign?
Well, he has been plowing full steam ahead with his campaign efforts...
via: GettyAnd, despite his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, he is back on the campaign trail.
Trump was in the battleground state of Florida on Tuesday...And videos quickly began surfacing of the event where "Macho Man" can be heard playing.
The track alludes to a number of homosexual themes including muscle worship and the fetishization of masculinity.Which is pretty ironic considering Trump repeatedly fought against the expansion of LGBTQ rights throughout his first term.
Trump is no stranger to using music by The Village People.
And has even been filmed dancing to "YMCA."
Trump dancing to YMCA. Enjoy. https://t.co/eHQyfMCKxo— Brandon Darby (@Brandon Darby)1602558530.0
All of this might explain why CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, an out gay man, reacted the way he did yesterday after hearing the "Macho Man" playing.Twitter exploded with reactions to Cooper's face as he heard the track at the rally.
@BookofJonah @realDonaldTrump Let’s be honest he wasn’t focused AT ALL on whatever he was saying 😂— Gabs 🌹 (@Gabs 🌹)1602549859.0
@BookofJonah @realDonaldTrump He heard nothing that man said after he said they were playing the song Macho Man by… https://t.co/c6wu73Er0Y— Denise Ebersole (@Denise Ebersole)1602567640.0
@BookofJonah @realDonaldTrump This wins tweet of the day today. His face 🤣— lesley (@lesley)1602555150.0
@BookofJonah @Cernovich @realDonaldTrump He's trying his hardest to not break out into song and dance.— Stipe Juric 🇺🇸 🇭🇷 (@Stipe Juric 🇺🇸 🇭🇷)1602558437.0
@BookofJonah @realDonaldTrump Oh my God!!!! How did Anderson Cooper not die laughing? I did! The Village People? GA… https://t.co/HxkyhKFYeT— mcvillaseca (@mcvillaseca)1602567127.0
@BookofJonah The person in charge of the music at his rallies HAS to be trolling him. There is just no other explanation. 🤣— Mrsrebtoo (@Mrsrebtoo)1602605777.0
@BookofJonah @Real_Chatty_Cat Lyrics from song, ”Macho Man” “Macho, macho, macho man” “Body, body, it's so hot, my… https://t.co/wGuWWiG2WG— Karen-Raven50VB (@Karen-Raven50VB)1602575550.0
@BookofJonah @mehdirhasan @realDonaldTrump "Keep it together Cooper, do not laugh! Laugh and it's all over twitter.… https://t.co/En6jgFRTpg— RatioAppreciater (@RatioAppreciater)1602559490.0
@BookofJonah @realDonaldTrump Anderson couldn't hear anything but MACHO MACHO MAAAN 😂😂😂 must've had flashbacks or s… https://t.co/8BRxQZgv5N— DEVIL$ ADVOCATE (@DEVIL$ ADVOCATE)1602649926.0
You can check out Cooper's hilarious reaction below:
The face of a man trying desperately to hold in his laughter. For more news on the upcoming election, scroll on...
Anderson Cooper’s face when he hears they are playing “Macho Man” at @realDonaldTrump ‘s rally. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/1SK23Z6yeR— BookofJonah (@BookofJonah)1602549237.0