The Trump-aligned lawmaker posted a tweet about the president’s coronavirus with a crack echoing “fact” based jokes typically associated with Chuck Norris that were popular 15 years ago.
President Trump won’t have to recover from COVID.
COVID will have to recover from President Trump. #MAGA
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 5, 2020
Many people noticed what Gaetz was doing ― and they weren’t particularly impressed.
the Chuck Norris-ification of trump, a sickly ball of pillsbury dough, is maybe the funniest part of his cult of personality https://t.co/8SNhIDhLbz
— Ryan Simmons (@rysimmons) October 5, 2020
Other people thought Gaetz’ tweet sent an unintended message. For instance, Phil Ehr, who is challenging Gaetz in next month’s election, had strong words for the incumbent.
Others had different theories.
Matt Gaetz eclipsing Eric and Don Jr. in the tone of deep despair surrounding their pathetic clamoring for daddy Trump’s approval https://t.co/NSmmiHICuT
— Cam (@cameron_kasky) October 5, 2020
No word on whether Trump took note of Gaetz’s tweet. Either way, one Twitter user doesn’t think it will ― or should ― be forgotten.