Trump Has Sent 68 Tweets, None About COVID, Since U.S. Hospitalizations Hit Record High

President Donald Trump has sent 68 tweets since U.S. hospitalizations reached a record high on November 30, none of them about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead, the president has been largely focused on unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and most recently criticizing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. He's also sent a large number of retweets in that time.

The U.S. registered a record high 96,039 patients with COVID-19 in the nation's hospitals on Monday evening, according to CNN, and the numbers have been rising since then. Trump has not addressed the issue on his Twitter account.

The last time the president referenced the virus on Twitter was on November 30 at 9.46am ET.

"Moderna now applying for Emergency Vaccine Approval.. @US_FDA," Trump wrote, referring to a potential COVID vaccine.

"MUST ACT QUICKLY!!! 'Operation Warp Speed has been a great modern day miracle.'"

Since then, Trump's tweets have almost exclusively focused on claims of irregularities and fraud in the 2020 presidential election. His campaign has so far produced no evidence of mass voter fraud and a large number of lawsuits seeking to challenge the election results in key states have been unsuccessful.

Moderna now applying for Emergency Vaccine Approval.. @US_FDA MUST ACT QUICKLY!!! “Operation Warp Speed has been a great modern day miracle.”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020

COVID hospitalizations passed 100,000 on Wednesday, while the nation set a new record for daily deaths. Johns Hopkins University reported that 2,804 people died of the virus on December 2, according to NPR.

The president took to Twitter on Wednesday to criticize Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who has been a staunch Trump ally but who's become the subject of anger following his state's certification of former Vice President Joe Biden's win there.

"The 'Republican' Governor of Georgia, @BrianKempGA, and the Secretary of State, MUST immediately allow a signature verification match on the Presidential Election. If that happens, we quickly and easily win the State and importantly, pave the way for a big David [Perdue] and Kelly [Loeffler] WIN!" Trump wrote.

Signatures on absentee ballots were verified when votes were counted. Envelopes with matching signatures were separated from ballots for voter privacy reasons and there appears to be no basis to engage in a signature matching audit now. Two recounts in Georgia have already affirmed Biden's win there.

Trump also sent several tweets about alleged voter fraud, including videos of testimony from people who claimed to have witnessed irregularities, as well as stories from right-leaning news outlets.

"Wow! Blockbuster testimony taking place right now in Georgia. Ballot stuffing by Dems when Republicans were forced to leave the large counting room. Plenty more coming, but this alone leads to an easy win of the State!" he wrote, in a tweet flagged by Twitter as "disputed."

President Donald Trump Speaks About the Election
President Donald Trump speaks about the election after presenting the Medal of Freedom to former college football coach Lou Holtz in the Oval Office of the White House on December 3, in Washington, D.C. Holtz is best known for his time as head coach of University of Notre Dame's football team, winning a national championship in the 1988 season. Trump has not tweeted about record COVID-19 hospitalizations. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images