Trump has tested positive for Covid-19.
He was scheduled for a pair of rallies in Wisconsin tomorrow, October 2nd. What now?
Supposedly Trump and Melania will quarantine at the White House, according to the First Lady’s tweet.
In coming back from Cleveland, Trump was surrounded by a large number of advisors and family members.
The announcement comes only a few hours after he said, “the end of the pandemic is in sight.”
“I think it’s safe to say this president is going nowhere for a while,” said Brian Williams on NBC News.
Hope Hicks began feeling ill while traveling on Air Force One and was quarantined on the airliner.
Ms. Hicks was subsequently diagnosed as having the virus.
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” (from a Trump tweet).
As a 74-year-old overweight man, Trump is at high risk.
[This developing story came in at 1:00 a.m. on the East coast.]
Upon hearing that DJT had tested positive the speculation then began to extend to VP Pence and whether he and his team had been exposed. If both men were to be felled, Nancy Pelosi would be next in line. The list of people on Air Force One extended to about 24 individuals, which included the president’s family and close staffers.
Some speculated that the president is attempting to avoid taking part in future debates which, to be honest, the Washington Post, the Atlantic and other leading newspapers have said should be discontinued anyway after September 29th’s fiasco, largely because of Trump’s interrupting opponent Joe Biden 73 times in 90 minutes.
On Tuesday night both men spoke for 90 minutes from podiums that were distanced. Could this expose Joe Biden? The mask that Joe Biden usually wears was not being worn and, of course, Trump rarely has worn one and did not wear one for the first time until July 11th, 7 months into the pandemic.
Perhaps the realization that this disease is real and does not play favorites may sink in for the man who has persisted in hosting dangerous Super Spreader events at places like Tulsa or Mt. Rushmore.
I wish no one the bad luck to suffer having this virus, especially if they are of an age to make it very dangerous.
Thirty-two days away from the election, the president’s doctor Sean Connolly announced that Donald and Melania have both tested positive for Covid-19. He said, “They are both well at this time. They plan to maintain their quarantine at the White House. I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without interruption.”
The debates are going to probably be scrapped, which will be a very small loss, based on what went down on September 29th. I will continue to discuss politics (and other topics) on my Thursday night Weekly Wilson programs,. But the talk will not be about the debates, because they (probably) won’t be held. That does not change my announced intent to give away BEE GONE e-book copies FREE on the scheduled debate nights and October 23rd (RBG Day).
Dr. Vin Gupta – MSNBC Medical Director (Remarks from him interrupting Seth Meyer’s late night show):
“This raises the specter of when did Hope Hicks display symptoms?”
This is bigger than just the President and the First Lady as the circle that traveled with them has been exposed.
Did the Vice President’s team become exposed at Case Western on debate nig
There is a pre-symptomatic period up to 48 hours, during which the person can give it to others, although asymptomatic.
Why did the President go to an event today if he knew he was positive and expose other individuals at a fund-raiser today? “That should have raised alarm bells.” Gupta asks, “Who is giving him this medical advice?” (Dr. Scott Atlas?)
Brian Williams raises the point that it may not be Hope Hicks who has exposed the president at all, since he has traveled extensively and has not worn a mask. A massive contact-tracing effort has to be made. “There should be no in-person gatherings for the rest of the campaign. This was preventable. The fact that this even occurred is a damning indictment. This was avoidable if they were practicing the proper procedures and not going to these rallies and attending these events.”
Trump was supposed to have had a conference call about the impact of Covid-19 on the senior citizens. Ironic that this will not now occur.