CLOSE

Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he has been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. Trump entered the White House without wearing a protective mask. (Oct. 5)

AP Domestic

The claim: Trump would be fine if he hadn’t taken a COVID-19 test

After President Donald Trump announced he’d become one of the more than 7 million Americans diagnosed with COVID-19, critics are remembering how he responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Trump’s mistake was getting tested,” Bob Cesca posted on Facebook on Oct. 2. “If he hadn’t been tested, he’d be fine now.”

Facebook users responded to Cesca’s sarcasm and implied reference to Trump’s past commentary with roughly 100 comments, more than 3,000 shares and 1,100 likes and reactions.

In 2020, misinformation is abundant and sarcasm is easily misunderstood so USA TODAY took a look at