Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: Donald Trump has not “recovered” from COVID-19 just one week after testing positive for the coronavirus. No one, despite their health, young age, healthy immune system, or level of medical care is “recovered” just seven days in. In fact, many people who have died from COVID-19 have done so past the period in which they are infectious. Herman Cain, for instance, died three weeks after contracting the virus despite a period of time in that three weeks in which he reported feeling better.
In order to downplay the severity of the virus, something Trump admitted on tape to Bob Woodward that he had always intended to do, Trump is pretending that he’s beaten the virus and, therefore, the virus is not so bad. Of course, that is incredibly insensitive to the families of the more than 210,000 Americans who have died of the virus, but it’s also just patently untrue.
Even while he’s gasping for air, he still wants us to believe covid isn’t a big deal. pic.twitter.com/FfusYcCSEj
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 8, 2020
Upon his return from his three-day stay at Walter Reed Medical Center, Trump made a show of walking up to a balcony at the White House and ripping off his mask to show how strong and masculine he is even with the virus. Once the mask was off, however, he visibly gasped for air.
No matter how many times Trump insists that the virus is not that bad, that Americans shouldn’t be worried enough to take serious precautions to prevent its spread, and that he is fully recovered with no lasting effects from the virus, he’s lying. Just ask the family members of the 210,000 Americans who cannot tell you how serious the disease is for themselves.
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