“Just a hoax”: Pres. Trump is diagnosed with COVID-19


Photo courtesy of @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

Tweeted on October 5 when Pres. Trump left Walter Reed Hospital.

After months of making light of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump and the first lady were with COVID-19 early October 1st. Pres. Trump announced the news over Twitter, and canceled a Florida campaign rally set to be on Friday, Oct. 2.

He was transported to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and left within a few days, citing that he was feeling “really good”.

“Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life,” said Pres. Trump on Twitter. His same statement cannot be applied to the 200,000 Americans who have died due to COVID-19 or the 7,396,730 total cases in America and over 200,000 deaths (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Pres. Trump’s diagnosis has been met with speculation and concern. It’s unclear what the government would do in the event Pres. Trump passes away, especially with the high tensions due to the election.

After returning to the White House, Pres. Trump is preparing to resume work in the Oval Office, despite his COVID-19 diagnosis and no conclusive test to show he is negative. He has also has continued his campaign and held a rally in Sanford, Florida.

“I’ll walk in there [the audience], I’ll kiss everyone in that audience,” Pres. Trump said during the rally.

There’s been a lot of mixed feelings in regards to the President’s diagnosis, especially because he has refused to participate in the next presidential debate if it’s online.

Disease doesn’t see wealth or status; treatment does. It was ignorant of Pres. Trump when he told the American public to not be afraid of COVD-19 when one visit to the hospital could bankrupt almost half of Americans who work in low wage jobs (CBS News).

Americans all around the country are hoping for Pres. Trump and the first lady to stay healthy, and we’re sitting on the edge of our seats for news of the next debate.