HOO Said It: Donald Trump on coronavirus or my professors emailing about Zoom?

If anything has become clear over the past several weeks it is that no one is immune to the impact of the coronavirus. Authorities from the president to our own professors have been forced to respond quickly to the massive changes that the disease has wrought throughout the country. This, of course, has led to some incredibly quote-worthy moments. See if you can guess which of these were spoken by Donald Trump, president of the United States, in his official response to the spread of COVID-19, and which came from emails from my technologically-impaired professors forced to learn how to teach through Zoom!


  1. “Well, we didn’t need this, did we? But it’s what we’ve got so let’s see what we can do with it.”


2. “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China.”


3. “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”


4. “I will continue with each topic until I am finished.”


5. “This is one of those moments when we as a nation stand together against a common enemy, especially out of love and care for those among us who are the most vulnerable.”


6. “After one screw-up, I inadvertently dropped the F-bomb. I apologize to those who might be offended.”


7. “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it.”


8. “The Fake News media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power to inflame the Coronavirus situation.”


9. “I’m looking forward to Thursday–this is going to be interesting.”


10. Calling it “the Chinese virus.”



Trump: 2, 3, 7, 8, 10 (thank God)

Professors: 1, 4, 5 (unbelievably), 6, 9



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