A VIRUS in the White House! *this time literally*
President Donald Trump tweeted that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus, a shocking development coming months into a global pandemic and raises many eyebrows over his administration’s mishandling of the pandemic, which has already attracted widespread criticism.
Being a 74-year-old obese man, Donald Trump comes under the highest risk category for most severe complications from the disease, which has already killed more than 200,000 Americans and more than a million people across the globe.
Can he now be serious about preventing the disease’s spread?
His infection could threaten upcoming elections and also destabilize an already distressed political environment…
He’s finally tweeted something POSITIVE, though! *extraordinary development*
The announcement came in just hours after senior White House advisor Hope Hicks confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus… Hicks and Trump had a trip together with other senior staff on Wednesday. After news of her contracting the virus broke out, Trump suggested that the virus had been transmitted to Hicks from law enforcement or military personnel (without any evidence, though).
The president’s doctor, Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, said in a statement, “The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”
According to health experts, it’s very unlikely to receive a positive PCR test only one day after the exposure, In fact, he has been carrying the virus for a long time and also transmitted to those who he interacted with over the week.
Trump repeatedly ignoring SOPs and denying science
Trump routinely abstains from using face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and has recently held large crowds with unmasked supporters.
So far, the virus has already taken the lives of more than 200,000 Americans and infected more than 7 million people nationwide. Only hours before he tested positive for the virus, Trump was still in denial and claimed (Without evidence) that the pandemic would calm down soon. “I just want to say that the end of the pandemic is in sight,” said the president.
Trump also repeatedly emphasized that the country is “rounding the corner” on the virus and claimed the pandemic would “disappear,” even though health experts from his own administration said these claims did not match with reality.
At first, he said that the Coronavirus is all “hoax.” Well, it seems like tables have turned now!
Getting tested positive himself with coronavirus shows how void and null his claims were… He also opposed the Democratic governors who have maintained strict lockdowns to halt the spread of the virus.