In an article, the US president falsely claimed that the coronavirus is less deadly than seasonal flu “in most populations”.
The tweet – which can still be viewed but which has been hidden on Mr. Trump’s page – said: “We have learned to live with (the flu) just like we learn to live with Covid, in most populations a lot. less fatal !!! “
Flu season is approaching! Many people each year, sometimes over 100,000 people, and despite the vaccine, die from the flu. Are we going to close our country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we learn to live with Covid, in most populations that are much less lethal !!!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020
The post was also deleted from Facebook, according to CNN.
Experts agree that COVID, which has killed more than 200,000 people in America and more than a million worldwide, is deadlier than the seasonal flu.
In other tweets, Mr Trump wrote that he “feels good” as he continues to recover from the coronavirus.
He added that he “looked forward to” the next presidential debate against his Democratic rival Joe Biden on October 15 in Miami.
There have been concerns that the remaining debates may not continue if Mr. Trump is still suffering from the coronavirus.
Mr Trump returned to the White House on Monday after being treated in hospital for COVID-19[feminine[feminine for three nights.
Shortly after his return, the The american president posted two videos – one with footage from his trip accompanied by orchestral sweeping music, the other of him speaking on a balcony flanked by American flags.
In the videos, he told Americans to “get out” and “have no fear” of COVID-19 – despite the 210,000 coronavirus-related deaths recorded in the United States so far.
“We’re going back to work, we’re going to be in the lead… I know there is a risk, there is a danger, but it’s okay,” he said.
He also suggested that he might now be “immune” to the virus after feeling “better”.
But some experts, including America’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci, have warned the president could face a relapse in symptoms.
Lung specialist Professor Stephen Holgate told Sky News Mr Trump could become seriously ill with a “Second wave” of COVID-19 within days.
“He’s still in the first wave. The second is yet to come, when the immune system goes into overdrive. It will probably hit him in two to three days, ”he said.
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Mr. Trump looked breathless as he returned to the White House from his hospital stay.
His illness came just weeks before election day, when Americans will pick Mr. Trump or Joe Biden as their next president.