Twitter has flagged a tweet by the US President claiming he is immune to coronavirus, for violating the rules about spreading misleading information about COVID-19.
Donald Trump took to social media on Sunday, where he made the claim.
“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!” he wrote.
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However a short time later, Twitter flagged the post with a disclaimer covering it.
“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,” the disclaimer reads.
“However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”
A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2020
Speaking to Fox News, the controversial President said he now has a “protective glow”.
“I even feel good by the fact that the word immunity means something, having a protective glow means something and I think that’s very important,” Trump said.
“I beat this crazy, horrible China virus… It seems like I’m immune,” he continued.
It comes after Trump’s doctor Sean Conley released a statement also declaring he is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others”.
“This evening I am happy to report that in addition to the president meeting C.D.C. criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation, this morning’s Covid P.C.R. sample demonstrates, by currently recognized standards, he is no longer considered a transmission risk to others,” Dr. Conley wrote.
“Now at day 10 from symptoms onset, fever-free for well over 24 hours and all symptoms improved, the assortment of advanced diagnostic tests obtained reveal there is no longer evidence of actively replicating virus.
“In addition, sequential testing throughout his illness has demonstrated decreasing viral loads that correlate with increasing cycle threshold times, as well as decreasing and now undetectable subgenomic mRNA.”
Trump is expected to resume campaign activities this week.