Simply put, no, it is not. Really lame conspiracy theory to peddle
Twitter had to put a warning on this tweet from the President.
Twitter apparently has guidelines around disputed or misleading information and specifically having to do with Covid:
“In March, we broadened our policy guidance to address content that goes directly against guidance on COVID-19 from authoritative sources of global and local public health information“
So I think Trump’s tweet meets criteria.
It’s probably my lawyerly brain, but are any of his statements false, or directly contrary to health advice? Factually, it probably comes down to what “most populations” means.
But, regardless, this is our presidency now, leaving the electorate to parse dubious tweets.
The word "sometimes" is an escape clause against hard facts but it is dangerously misleading. The only recorded years where a form of the flu has killed over 100,000 Americans have been 1918 (Spanish flu), 1957 and 1968. So if you think 3 times over the last 100 years counts as 'sometimes' then the tweet stays from outright lying.
But it is still absurdly misleading.
The CDC recorded just over 22,000 deaths caused by the flu in the 2019-2020 flu season.
So, even with all the mitigations to fight the spread of COVID-19, the latter has killed nearly 10 times as many Americans since early March as the flu killed all last season. It is far, far more lethal than the flu. And far far more aggressive at propagation.
Your argument relies on the validity of reported COVID-19-related deaths, which is largely in question. Major academic medical centers across the country incentivized C19 diagnoses on admission, treatment (i.e. ventilators), and discharge; a handful of Democratic mayors placed C19+ patients in nursing homes, quite possibly the stupidest legislation I've ever seen; and C19 is not "far, far" more lethal than the flu - while more contagious, data suggests it's possibly less lethal in younger populations. We knew this long ago, when antibody testing began (far more reliable and valid than the C19 tests, in general), but some leftists and MSM refused to acknowledge it.
No? You must be familiar with the $ each hospital was reimbursed by government insurance for a C19 diagnosis.
And the additional benefits from placing a patient on a respirator.
And the diagnostic criteria being used by top academic medical centers across the country.
And the antibody research - largely ignored - that was conducted several months ago and revealed the actual consequences of C19.
And the amount of money that has been lost at major academic medical centers within this time, highlighting how badly they need this money (e.g. 1 billion by Jan 1st at mine).
"Conspiracy theory" is a label born out of ignorance and the mainstream media, but far from reality.