Trump says Spanish Flu ‘ended WW2’ – a conflict that started two decades later
Twitter is mocking US President Trump after he suggested the Second World War, which ended in 1945, was “probably ended” two decades earlier by the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic – which he thinks took place in 1917.
Shortly after those claims were made on Monday night, Trump was escorted out of a White House briefing room by US Secret Service officers after reports of a shooting on White House grounds.
The president returned to the briefing a few minutes later to continue making unsubstantiated attacks on mail-ballots and claimed that “the Democrats are meddling [in the election]. By wanting and insisting on mail-in ballots.”
Trump says the Spanish Flu in 1917 "probably" ended the Second World War.
The Spanish Flu was in 1918 and WWII ended in 1945. It's "probably" a good thing the Secret Service cut that press conference short. pic.twitter.com/sHQj2Uqov6
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 10, 2020
The very stable genius says the 1918 Spanish Flu ended the Second World War. Could someone fact check that?
— Mike Larsen (@MikeLarsenOH) August 10, 2020
Trump just said the Spanish Flu in 1917 ended the Second World War. 😂🤦🏻♂️ and this guy makes fun of “Sleepy Joe” for his mistakes
— Christian (@tbe_christian) August 10, 2020
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