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Trump Compared To Nero Playing Fiddle As Rome Burned After Sharing Ominous Meme Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As you've likely heard, the stock market has not been doing so well, with many investors scared of the effect the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will have on the global economy.

President Donald Trump, however, has never been one to take his eye off the most important thing: his own reputation.


On March 8, as many Americans thought nervously about their 401k's or the health of their loved ones, Trump retweeted a very strange meme originally posted by his social media director, Dan Scavino.

Of course, Trump most likely did not understand the meaning of the image.

Many online suspect that whoever originally photoshopped Trump's head onto the violin was referencing the famous legend of Emperor Nero, who fiddled while Rome burned.



Trump's tweet also contained an extra layer of irresponsibility.

"Nothing can stop what's coming" is a common phrase amongst QAnon conspiracy theorists, who have been responsible for multiple acts of violence in Trump's name.

In their eyes, Trump's tweet acted as yet another wink in their direction.



Many compared Nero's fiddling to Trump's golf—the President played all weekend while multiple states dealt with the coronavirus.



Others took a much simpler meaning away from Trump's strange retweet.



Understanding history means understanding the present.



Memes like this would be funnier if Trump was responsible for the safety and well-being of millions.



At least Trump will get a new campaign slogan out of this whole debacle!

While America is in crisis, it seems the President can't be helped to do anything but repost memes about himself. What have we become?