October 5, 2020 - Senator Loeffler Ties Trump Recovery to Wrestling Take-Down

Upon Trump’s recovery from COVID-19, U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) tweets a clipped video from his past appearance for the WWE. In the edited video, a graphic of the COVID-19 molecule is positioned as the head of Trump’s wrestling opponent. Loeffler tweets the video with the caption: “COVID stood NO chance against @realDonaldTrump!” Loeffler’s tweet equates physical strength with Trump’s “success” in recovering from COVID-19 and reinforces Trump’s masculine self-presentation.