President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

 Trump never took COVID-19 seriously and spread lot of misinformation about this deadly virus

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus. The president was experiencing mild symptoms, according to reports. Trump’s diagnosis of Covid-19 came two days after his first debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Top Trump aide Hope Hicks tested positive shortly before Trump and the first lady.

It means that he has to suspend his election campaign until he fully recovers from illness. It might be a major setback for his campaign as November 03 presidential election is just one month away. He is so far trailing against Joe Biden in almost all the opinion polls and surveys. 

Trump has come under withering criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, where over 7.2 million have been infected and more than 207,000 people have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The president has admitted on the tape to knowingly downplaying the severity of the virus and has pushed an overly optimistic outlook on the disease as it spread across the country.

He has aggressively pushed for schools, businesses and sports leagues to reopen after the pandemic hammered the economy, which had been humming along and had given him his strongest argument for reelection.

He has also routinely held campaign events where supporters were densely packed together, with many not wearing masks.

In February, Trump said, “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine,” and “Looks like by April, you know in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.” Later that month he said, “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. Also in February, he said, “The 15 cases in the U.S. within a couple of days are going to be down to close to zero.”

During Tuesday’s debate against Democrat Joe Biden, Trump said the U.S. is “weeks away” from a coronavirus vaccine.

Trump is scheduled to appear at his second presidential debate with Biden on Oct. 15, or 13 days after he revealed his diagnosis. The Commission on Presidential Debates didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on how Trump’s diagnosis affects the debates. Trump and Biden are also set to square off Oct. 22.

President Trump, 74, rarely wears a mask after months of resistance, and has mocked Biden, 77, for often wearing face coverings.

“I don’t wear masks like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen,” Trump said about Biden during their debate Tuesday night.

At his age and weight, which is in the range of obesity, Trump is considered to be at high risk of severe illness from Covid-19, according to the CDC’s web site. Melania Trump is 50.

 President Trump's positive coronavirus positive has unsettled just about everything in government and markets. It threw an already-uncertain campaign into further chaos, with early voting already under way just over a month to go until Election Day.

It is not clear yet that how badly Trump campaign is going to affect while Trump is in quarantine.  

It's not clear yet whether Trump is going to face a mild case of the potentially fatal and debilitating disease or something worse. At his age, 74, he is considered high risk for adverse effects. However, he will receive top-notch, round-the-clock medical care. As of now, Trump and first lady Melania Trump are doing fine, according to the White House physician.

                                                    Web Desk

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