- Donald Trump downplayed the seriousness of the coronovirus online
- His tweet prompted a savage response from Mmusi Maimane
- The former DA leader asked the US president if he is "dom" (stupid)
The coronavirus has the world in a state of panic but President Donald believes there is nothing for Americans to worry about.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Trump claimed news sites are trying the most to "make the coronavirus look as bad as possible" and he dubbed it "fake news".
Trump wrote on social media:
"Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Coronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape!"
His post prompted a response from former DA leader Mmusi Maimane, who called Trump 'stupid'.
"Hai Donald are you Free or are you Dom?" he asked.
South Africans reacted to Maimane's post and they were left divided. Some felt his tweet was unnecessary, especially since Trump would not even understand what 'dom' means.
Twitter user @SeunvanAfrika, commented:
"What are you saying, makes no sense. You totally out of your league. Stick to your 200 fans and play with the puppies."
Another tweep, @KoosdlRey, added:
"At least he became president, you don't even have a job."
Thabang Makhetha, who goes by the Twitter handle @ThaCido88, wrote:
"I see you no longer restricted to what you say on social media. You have freedom now."
Social media user, @Pedro72Gonzo, said:
"You out of your league here buddy probably best you sit this one out and let the big boys handle it."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Nigeria confirmed its first coronavirus case after an Italian who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus travelled to Lagos. Mmusi Maimane has since reacted to the news, calling it the continent's "worst nightmare."
The former DA leader urged South Africans to pray for the continent, adding as a man of faith: "I believe in both prayer and preparation. Faith without works is dead."
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