President Donald Trump has a pretty stellar track record of posting misleading or outright false tweets. Thankfully, however, one such outlandish tweet, stating that Tom Hanks had died from the novel coronavirus, was saved from his furious fingers and our timelines were spared, THIS time.
Hanks announced recently that he and his wife, Rita Wilson had both tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia for the filming of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie about Elvis Presley. According to the newspaper The Courier-Mail, Trump’s diplomatic staff feared Trump would misunderstand what it meant that Hanks was “discharged” from the hospital.
Apparently confusion broke out in the White House when officials let Trump know that the beloved iconic American actor had been “discharged” from the Australian hospital where he was being treated.
The Courier-Mail reported that officials speculated that Trump was just about to tweet about Hanks’ health status before US Embassy officials in Australia confirmed through Australian health that “Hanx”, as he signs his Insta posts, was very much alive and recovering.
A source told the paper, “It turns out that the President nearly exaggerated Tom Hanks’ death.”