Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, with the current POTUS tweeting “Tonight, FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
The Presidential couple decided to go into quarantine after close White House aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the disease and had been in close contact with the President – accompanying him at various rallies, and even at the first debate with Joe Biden earlier this week.
Trump wrote: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”
Trump has been openly critical of wearing face masks for a lot of the pandemic. He has also been the bearer of many a fake news about how the virus can be treated.
For months, President Trump has downplayed the severity of the virus and contradicted medical professionals on the importance of wearing masks. At recent rallies, large crowds have gathered, with many in the audience opting against wearing the widely recommended face masks.
But, back to masks, last Tuesday, none of the Trump family members, except for Melania, wore a mask. When asked why he didn’t wear one by moderator Chris Wallace, Mr Trump said it didn’t suit him.
“I think that masks are OK. You have to understand, if you look — I mean, I have a mask right here. I put a mask on, you know, when I think I need it. I wear masks when needed. When needed, I wear masks,” he said, further saying “I don’t have — I don’t wear masks like him [Biden]. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from them and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.
Meanwhile, many analysts are calling this one big fat case of Karma, and no announcement has yet been made on how the upcoming Election events will be carried out!