Did Trump said people are dying that have never died before?
A tweet claiming Trump said people are dying has gone viral on social media with over 308,000 likes and 60,000 retweets.
Read the tweet below:
Trump said people are dying that have never died before 😭😭😭😭😭😭im fuckin crying
— Big Mama (@LexP__) March 18, 2020
Some reactions to the tweet have asked what if it’s a government secret that there’s people that have died before while another claimed he’s technically correct.
Has Snopes confirmed if Trump said people are dying who have never died before
At this time, Snopes is yet to confirm or debunk the alleged statement attributed to Trump but originally said by Ernest Hemingway.
In 1939 after observing how many of his friends died and how it did not bother him until his boss died, Ernest Hemingway had jokingly observed, “People are dying this year that never died before”.
The humorous statement meant people only die once, and anyone who dies has never died before.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump touted his social media acumen back in 2015, saying he’s well-versed in the power of Twitter and Facebook and that someone has said he’s “the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters.”