Look, up there in the sky – it’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s President Donald Trump?
The New York Times reported Saturday that President Trump floated the idea of a stunt when he left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after treatment for COVID-19. The plan called for Trump to appear frail when people first saw him. Then he would open his button-down dress shirt and reveal a Superman t-shirt.
Ultimately, he did not go ahead with the stunt.
At his brief White House appearance on Saturday, Trump saw several teal blue shirts among the attendees. “I want to put one of them on instead of a white shirt.”
Naturally, the Superman revelation brought out the Twitterati for some kryptonite comments. But one supporter who played the Man of Steel thought it was a good idea.
It would have been unforgettable. https://t.co/bRFQpJCkf8
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) October 10, 2020
Also Reminder: Superman is an adopted immigrant. https://t.co/mJ8QIPegNw
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) October 10, 2020
If Trump had Willy Wonka’d his way out of the hospital like this, I genuinely don’t believe my mind would have remained in tact. https://t.co/YziyYTXohc
— Ben Jenkins (@bencjenkins) October 10, 2020
25th amendment for the superman stunt idea alone. https://t.co/akPO6o4fWv
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) October 11, 2020
Superman, however, was famously anti-Nazi… pic.twitter.com/HA3xSxv08n
— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) October 10, 2020
“Dang, Superman! You really let yourself go!” https://t.co/MX22v1kVu3
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 10, 2020
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) October 10, 2020
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) October 10, 2020