Donald Trump’s people have been touting the Republican’s response to the Coronavirus: “facts over fear.” Still, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed the number of people who have been tested from its website. One of the president’s talking head doctors could not give CNN State of the Union’s Jake Tapper the actual number of people infected with the virus, So how is POTUS been handling the spreading the disease?
Even as a case of the virus emerged within miles of the White House, the president fielded a reporter’s question of whether he would continue with his Keep America Great campaign events. Trump responded, according to LifeSiteNews:
‘We will have tremendous rallies and we’re doing very well, and we’ve done a fantastic job with respect to that subject.’
The president spoke to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in southern Florida. He had invited the Brazilian Jair Bolonaro to join him. Of course, the CDC has warned senior citizens to stay away from any place where people congregate. That would include restaurants, meeting rooms, and resorts, such as Mar-a-Lago. Perhaps, Trump considers himself bullet-proof.
The number of people with the virus shot past 400 and 19 confirmed deaths. A nursing home in Washington was where the disease took root and blossomed. From there, the virus was quickly sending the seeds of its disease across the country to infect people in 32 stataes, thus far.
The Washington D.C. case was a man in his 50s who had not been traveling off-shore. He had no contact with anyone who had been infected that he knew of, but the Coronavirus travels with an individual showing no symptoms but contagious for several days. That makes it that much more stealthy.
When reporters asked if Trump feared contracting the disease that has already infection the nation’s capitol, he responded:
‘No, I’m not concerned at all.’
That was an odd response, but one consistent with Trump’s reactions elsewhere. He visited the CDC Friday where there had been the scare that someone had contracted the disease. Trump’s handlers canceled the trip, but put it back in the schedule once the CDC employee was found to not have the virus. While he was at the CDC, POTUS said that the disease:
‘[Coronavirus in crowds] doesn’t bother me at all.’
The CDC had a different warning. It told people to stay away from crowds, and that those who were elderly should stay home most of their time. So what age is considered elderly? The official age was 65, but many believed that 70 was a more accurate age. All three prresidential candidates are in their 70’s.
Yet, the 73-year-old U.S. president had no plans to stop holding his rallies. A significant number of those in attendance have been senior citizens. A glance at his websites showed “no events scheduled.”
The president has been contradicting his own experts on the Coronavirus. While he was at the CDC Friday, he claimed that anyone who wanted a test for the virus could have one. That was not true.
Trump came out swinging at the governor of Washington Jay Inslee for having the most cases. He called him a “snake.” That was at the same time that the president had tried to keep a ship off-shore, because if the people came on-shore, that would raise the infection numbers.
During the press conference, the commander-in-chief said he was surprised that individuals could die from the flu. Apparently, he did not know his own grandfather died from the flu.
The Coronavirus began in China. So far, over 100,000 people have the disease and over 3,500 people have died. Many of those were in China where the disease started.
Both Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) plan to continue their campaign events, too. All three of the septuagenarians intend to carry on with their live events.
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