President Donald Trump’s overnight tweet announcing he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus has set a record of the number of retweets and likes on his Twitter account.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Axios reported “as of 5:30 a.m. ET, the tweet had already racked up more than 273,000 retweets and 344,000 quote tweets (a retweet made with a comment), making it Trump’s most shared-tweet ever” along with 834,000 likes.
By 9:30 a.m. Friday Trump’s tweet had 1.2 million likes and 788,000 retweets and counting.
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