So, Donald Trump has coronavirus. Given his and his administrations’ behavior towards the virus and their constant battle against something as simple as a mask, the chances of this happening eventually was as close to one-hundred percent as you could get. We know how this virus works by now and we know that it will have spread to as many people as it could around him. Unsurprisingly, his wife Melania included. In perhaps one of the only things they have done together as a couple in recent memory, they both announced that they tested positive late Thursday night.
“As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19,” she wrote, matching a similar tweet from Donald. “We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
All this begs the question of, what happens now? While Melania has a relatively lower risk, her husband is 74 and obese and the number of other comorbidities he is dealing with is unknown. No one will soon forget the secret hospital visit late last year that sparked people’s curiosity. Early reporting from White House physician Sean Conley says that they are well at this time and plan to remain in quarantine in the White House.
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It was first reported that White House aide Hope Hicks contracted the virus Thursday afternoon and panic started to ensue. Trump was quick to make light of it, telling Fox News that Hicks possibly caught the virus from members of the military or law enforcement saying, “But it’s very, very hard when you are with people from the military or from law enforcement and they come over to you, they want to hug and they want to kiss you because we really have done a good job for them, you get close and things happen.”
Worse still, knowing he had been in close proximity with Hicks and even possibly showing minor symptoms, he went to a fundraiser at his club exposing who knows how many to the deadly disease that has killed over 200,000 Americans.
It’s borderline criminal that Trump was aware he was exposed to the coronavirus by Hope Hicks, who tested positive on Wed., but he still traveled to his club for a fundraiser on Thurs. “where one attendee said POTUS came in contact with about 100 people” & he was having symptoms https://t.co/fRJJuyCQrY
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 2, 2020
I don’t personally wish harm to anyone but I hope that number becomes real to them after this eye-opening experience.
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