It’s been revealed that Donald Trump wanted to wear a Superman shirt when leaving hospital last week, to add to the strangeness of 2020.
We really are living in a simulation, aren’t we? According to a report from the New York Times on Saturday, “In several phone calls last weekend from the presidential suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Mr. Trump shared an idea he was considering: When he left the hospital, he wanted to appear frail at first when people saw him, according to people with knowledge of the conversations.
But underneath his button-down dress shirt, he would wear a Superman T-shirt, which he would reveal as a symbol of strength when he ripped open the top layer.”
We already know that Trump possesses superhuman strength, evident when his supporters went wild after he drank a glass of water with one hand at a recent rally. He even threw the glass away after finishing the drink, the big show-off. The Superman connection still seems tenuous however.
It’s extra surprising given that Trump most obviously resembles Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor, a power-hungry businessman filled with jealousy of others. But humans rarely do see themselves as they truly are, I guess.
The President was flown to Walter Reed Medical Centre for a three-night hospitalisation last week after it was confirmed that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. He was given a steroid treatment typically prescribed for severely ill patients, as well as an experimental antibody cocktail and supplemental oxygen.
Though Donald Trump was discharged this past Monday, officials have repeatedly refused to disclose when the president last tested negative for COVID-19. White House physician Sean Conley has also not taken questions from reporters since Monday despite issuing a memo on Thursday noting that he anticipated Trump would be “safe to return to public engagements” by Saturday.