President Trump has Coronavirus -Not a Hoax Anymore!
As The New York Times wrote this week, “The president’s result came after he spent months playing down the severity of the outbreak that has killed more than 208,000 in the United States and hours after insisting that ‘the end of the pandemic is in sight.’”
Melania, President Trump, the President’s close advisor, Hope Hicks, and many others in the GOP have tested positive. Trump is now being treated at Walter Reed Hospital, forcing him to withdraw at least temporarily from the campaign trail only 32 days before the election on November 3rd.” His sudden illness presents challenges for his presidential campaign. “Even if President Trump, 74, recovers quickly, he will lose much of his remaining time on the campaign trail. If he becomes worse, it could raise questions about whether he should remain on the ballot at all.”
“Even if President Trump does not become seriously ill, the positive test could prove devastating to his political fortunes given he downplayed the virus while it was still ravaging the country. Although he admitted recently to Bob Woodward that he knew the severity of the virus and purposefully downplayed it, he has repeatedly gaslighted the American public that the virus was ‘going to disappear.’ He has scorned the advice of scientists, just the way he has done with the climate crisis, downplaying the seriousness of the situation. ” The other issue is that “for months, President Trump has refused to wear a mask in public on all but a few occasions and has repeatedly questioned their effectiveness. At the recent debate, he mocked Vice-President Biden for wearing one. ‘I don’t wear masks like him,’ the president said, his voice dripping with disdain. ‘Every time you see him, he’s got a mask.’”
Trump is also 74 years old. “Eight out of every ten deaths attributed to it in the United States have been among those 65 and older.” In previous blog posts, we discussed evidence of how Trump’s health is in question and how he has high cholesterol and is obese. “While the coronavirus is much deadlier than the flu, the vast majority of people infected by it recover, especially if there is no underlying condition, but the threat climbs with age. If Mr. Trump becomes worse, it could take him weeks to recover.” There are, of course, many unknowns about the long-term implications of having the virus.
Ultimately the main reason Trump got the virus and failed to recognize its severity is that he is a science denier. We cannot afford to have another four years of this, with climate change events looming. Now more than ever, we need Millennials and Generation Z to participate in voting against Trump — especially those residing in the five prime swing states outlined in our campaign overview. We must reverse the 2016 electoral college result where Trump won despite losing the popular vote. Let’s all ‘Flip 38’.
The facts from this post are primarily from this article in The New York Times.
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