Late Thursday night President Donald Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had come down with COVID-19.
The news was met with bewilderment and shock across the globe.
Although most responses to the revelation operated under the assumption that it was true, one NFL player went a different route.
Former NFL running back Reggie Bush accused President Trump of a conspiracy and suggested he wasn’t buying that he truly had COVID-19.
“Teflon Don just wants the attention on him,” he wrote.
“Now the entire world will be on Trump watch. Now you test positive? After all the rallies with no masks you held, now you conveniently catch COVID after that disastrous debate?”
Teflon Don just wants the attention on him. Now the entire world will be on Trump watch. Now you test positive? 🤔 After all the rallies with no masks you held, now you conveniently catch COVID after that disastrous debate? https://t.co/AGVJYnWLDm
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) October 2, 2020
Responses to Bush’s conspiracy theory were mixed.
Thought the same exact thing! pic.twitter.com/1QbMjXhhcQ
— The Branding Blogger™️ (@Danny_Diamondz) October 2, 2020
Wow, did not expect this from you. I don’t care how much you dislike him, come on man.
— Nielkt (@Nielkta) October 2, 2020
His team is just trying to save him from embarrassing himself. This is to get him out of future debates cuz he can’t hold it down on his own.
— A.C830 (@a_c830) October 2, 2020
So Reggie are you saying that COVID is all BS ? 👀😮
— Sergio (@yapimamba9) October 2, 2020
In all seriousness I’m around people every single day and have been since the end of April/early May. Several different people. Especially every weekend. I just got covid about 3 weeks ago. It’s crazy how our bodies work— I had really thought there for a while I was “immune”
— Allie Brooke (@AllieBrooke18) October 2, 2020
All the negative political posts about the President and First Lady this am is disturbing For me I will pray for all those impacted. I will pray for them same way I would pray for Biden. Each moment I’m reminded our God is sitting on the throne yesterday, today and tomorrow.
— Ray Kopja (@raybo19) October 2, 2020
— LAKRRAM (@Lakrram1) October 2, 2020
Cmon Reggie, really? pic.twitter.com/wod4C7EgLk
— Don Brunetti (@donnyb310) October 2, 2020
I don’t fault you for saying what many of us are thinking. He’ll probably also “get cured” by a miracle drug that he will take credit for pushing to a drug developer.
— Mike McCulloch (@MikeMcCullochAZ) October 2, 2020
Great thought Reggie😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ft6zScaGjU
— Tyler Johnston (@TylerJohnston19) October 2, 2020
Bush is a 10-year NFL veteran, having played for the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills.
Currently, he serves as a college football in-studio analyst for FOX Sports.
The reactions were about what you’d expect. https://t.co/qfG3lozTUV
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 2, 2020
As of Friday morning, FOX Sports has yet to comment on his most recent tweet regarding President Trump.