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    Ex-Democratic candidate for the US presidency Michael Bloomberg is a former New York City mayor and one of the richest people in the world, according to Forbes.

    During a coronavirus task force press briefing in Washington, US President Donald Trump was asked a question about the White House response to the pandemic by a journalist who "was with Bloomberg", responded with a query of his own, asking how Michael Bloomberg was doing. In response to Trump's apparent self-interest, Twitter did not disappoint.

    ​Some users suggested that Trump may be jealous of Bloomberg's wealth. 

    ​As the US topped 60,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and recorded at least 884 deaths, overtaking China as country with most recorded infections, some users appear to not appreciate the US president's sense of humor in the middle of a press briefing about a deadly pandemic. 

    ​The US now has the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection, according to World Health Organization data. Globally, the number of cases has eclipsed 460,000, with over 21,000 deaths. 

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