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Trump says he’s ‘feeling really good’—and Twitter responds by sharing pop culture memes

Don't let this meme dominate your life.

Oct 6, 2020, 3:43 pm*

Internet Culture

Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

On Monday, Trump tweeted that he was going to be leaving the Walter Reed Medical Center and that he was “feeling really good.” Better than he did 20 years ago, in fact!

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I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!
@realDonaldTrump
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Twitter was pretty dubious about this claim and decided to express its cynicism through the time-honored tradition of pop culture references. Primarily with pictures of unsuspecting fictional characters about to have a very bad time.

"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!" Screengrab of Ill looking King of Gondor from Lord of the Rings
@nerdsupreme1997
""Feeling really good right now! Don't let aliens take control of your life!"" screen grab of the space marines from Alien
@nerdsupreme1997
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"“Feeling really good. feeling great. better than I did 20 years ago!”" gif of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail after he's lost both arms and one leg
@LateRevue

Star Wars was a particularly popular choice for, perhaps, obvious reasons.

""I will be leaving the great Coruscant Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of lava. Just go swimming in it. We have developed, under Emperor Palpatine's regime, some really great drugs, suits & prosthetics. I feel better than I did on Tatooine!"" gif of Darth Vader emerging in his suit for the first time
@LateRevue
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"Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of small, one-man fighters. Don’t let them dominate your life. Don’t evacuate in your moment of triumph." Screencap of Grand Moff Tarkin talking to one of his staff from Star Wars: A New Hope
@isaiah_kb
"Darth Vader will be leaving the great Palpatine Surgical Reconstruction Center this rotation. Feeling really good! Do not fear the Dark Side. Use that fear and anger to dominate your enemies—Vader has developed, at my side, knowledge of powers greater than that of any Jedi. Nice!" gif of Darth Vader as he screams noooooo
@isaiah_kb
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But the movies that traumatized us as children also made frequent appearances. Had you managed to forget about My Girl and the traumatic death of Thomas via bees?

"Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Bees. Don’t let them dominate your life." screen grab of Macauley Culkin smiling from My Girl
@RandiLawson
"“Do not grieve! Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Decepticons. Don’t let them dominate your life. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”" screen grab of a Transformer dying
@RandiLawson
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"Feeling really good! Don't be afraid of the rope snapping! Don't let it dominate your life!" screen grab of the little girl from Bridge to Terebithiia smiling
@VillellaRyan

Of course, overconfident fictional characters weren’t the only comparisons. Other highlights include a rotten onion, the dinosaurs just before the meteorite hit, and baseball losses.

"Feeling really good! Don't be afraid of meteorites. Don't let them dominate your life." image of dinosaurs watching the meteorite fall over a lake as the sun sets
@VillellaRyan
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"Feeling really good! I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"  picture of a rotting onion
@HalfOnionInABag
"Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of the Cleveland Indians. Don’t let them dominate your life." image of a moustachioed baseball player ready to hit
@HalfOnionInABag

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*First Published: Oct 6, 2020, 3:42 pm