President Trump’s tweet on Friday announcing that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus quickly become his most retweeted and liked tweet ever The tweet — sent at 12:54 a.m. ET — set records while most of the nation was asleep, so it’s bound to get even bigger.
By the numbers: As of 5:30 a.m. ET, the tweet had already racked up more than 336,000 retweets and 399,000 quote tweets (a retweet made with a comment), making it Trump’s most shared-tweet ever.
At that time, it had garnered over one million likes, making it his most “liked” tweet ever. Previously, the president’s most-liked tweet was a 2019 tweet announcing that rapper A$AP Rocky was released from prison and on his way home to the U.S. from Sweden.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020