Tens of thousands of Americans have been infected with the virus behind the global pandemic.
At a recent press conference held to address the national crisis, however, Trump felt it was important he take a few moments to recognize the fact that he's "number one on Facebook."
You can see the awkward moment here.
President Trump just now at the coronavirus briefing: Did you know I was number one on Facebook? I just found out.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1585778791.0
Twitter users were disgusted that President Trump couldn't tone down his self-adoration for even a single press conference.
@CBSNews Yes, because a president being popular on social media is definitely what a president should be thinking a… https://t.co/O5XNxMz1HD— Jodie (@Jodie)1585779975.0
Trump is bragging about being “number 1” on Facebook while thousands of Americans are dying.— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1585778850.0
The bad news? 200,000 people may die of the coronavirus in this country, and there is no way of knowing when life h… https://t.co/2sFh0yRuoY— Mike Lupica (@Mike Lupica)1585778848.0
Americans are dying, but President Trump is simply incorrigible.
Asked about why he's tweeting about sensitive national security matters, Trump talks about how popular he is on Fac… https://t.co/2hb9sCrfSq— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1585779001.0
1,000 Americans died today and up to 240,000 are projected to die and Trump is talking about how he is number one o… https://t.co/Reeoiujn1V— Ryan Knight ☭ #FreePalestine (@Ryan Knight ☭ #FreePalestine)1585788502.0
It's also worth noting that, by almost any measure, Trump is NOT "number one" on Facebook.
Trump: "I have hundreds of millions of people. Number one on Facebook...did you know?...I just found out." (He's ne… https://t.co/vN3bdb2vqI— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1585778781.0
It’s bad enough that Trump says, during a Coronavirus briefing, that he’s number 1 on Facebook. It’s even worse bec… https://t.co/qG9Dc8Njeg— LiA (@LiA)1585780166.0
For President Trump, there's no point to these briefings if he doesn't get to brag a little.
Donald Trump craves praise so much that he touts his popularity on Facebook during the pandemic briefing. Americans… https://t.co/He3epEkLaT— A Hopeful Citizen (@A Hopeful Citizen)1585828758.0
📌While Trump literally just bragged about being "No. 1 on Facebook" this story is breaking: https://t.co/iCrcMG4AIV— D. Earl Stephens ✍️ (@D. Earl Stephens ✍️)1585779954.0
Donald Trump, the president of the United States, brags at a coronavirus briefing on a day where 210,000 Americans… https://t.co/RAQwJDUkvG— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1585778926.0
This November, voters should remember what the President said as Americans were dying.
President Trump has shown time and time again where his allegiance lies: with himself and himself only.