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This week, the number of people in the US who have died of the tweeted more than 490 times since Wednesday, Nov. 4. Only 19 of these tweets have been about COVID-19, and most of those are to claim that “vaccines are coming fast,” following promising news about the vaccines made by one a minute — often alone in hospital rooms without their families — not a single one of Trump's postelection tweets has mentioned Americans who have died of COVID. This week, when his COVID-19 task force presented its first press briefing in months, Trump didn’t bother to show up.
To illustrate the staggering difference between what is on Trump's mind and what is happening to his own citizens, here’s a selection of what Trump was tweeting on the same day as individual Americans were tweeting about loved ones who had just died of COVID-19.