Is it a horrible thing? A political gambit by Trump to divert attention towards him? Is it even true? Is it God's way of telling Trump he is not a true follower? Is it yet another moment in US history that could be a turning point?
What It Is
If one follows the timeline of Trump contracting the virus, one will see that had reporters not found out that Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus and is suffering moderately from it, we might not have found out about Trump being positive. You see, it was NOT the Whitehouse that informed the media that Hicks had tested positive, but leaked news reports that were true. Faced with this and being that Hicks is so close to Trump, reporters started to ask. Then, the WH said it was true that Trump were being tested. It was not until midnight Trump tweeted that he and was positive and in quarantine. The funny thing is that, Trump knew of Hicks positivity and still went to do a rally event.
Does Trump expect that the nation will rally around him now? After he mocked and downplayed the Covid-19 threat for months and encouraging his idiot followers that wearing a mask is not manly and does no good. After he suggested medically stupid cures and contradicted all of his expert medical experts? Will this event have a political angle in hopes that voters will be on his side?
Trump is suffering from mild symptoms. Trump is in a protective bubble and yet the virus got through into the Whitehouse. Many have the attitude about this event is that:
- Trump reaps what he sows
- Trump took the risk knowing what the threat is
- Trump's mocking of wearing a mask and other CDC guidelines shows that Trump does not know more than his expert health officials
- This event gives Biden evidence and proof to his arguments why people should follow CDC guidelines whenever out in public. It's a "told you so" moment.
- Trump needs to dial back his rhetoric about Covid-19 precautions and enforce the CDC guidelines at future rallies etc.
- Biden is correct that Trump's handling of the virus response is nonsensical in many ways by encouraging others not to wear a mask etc.
One of Trump's and fellow Republicans mantra about Covid is all about freedom of choice. That is, wearing a mask and social distancing is really just a personal choice issue and that the government should not dictate to others about this. Again, in a pandemic, this is nonsense when an entire population must act as one, like many countries have done. The freedom of choice in a pandemic takes a back seat for some time. Of course, if you choose not to wear a mask etc., then, expect no sympathy from anyone if you test positive and have health issues. You reap what you sow. If you know the of the dangers and yet take the risk, then expect little remorse from others. On the other hand, if you test positive after taking all the precautions, then expect sympathy.
Wearing a mask reduces the viral load you may receive, if you are in compromised areas. It might even make you immune. The less of a viral load or dose of the virus you receive, the more likely the symptoms will be less serious.
Trump has been slapped in the face by Covid-19. It should be a wake-up call for this man who claims to have been send by God to save America.
perrya (author) on October 04, 2020:
When you have a medical staff press conference and Trump's doctor refuses to answer basic questions about Trump's health, such as, did he have a temp? Did he use oxygen at anytime? etc., and being evasive, you know there is a cover up.
Ara Vahanian from LOS ANGELES on October 03, 2020:
Anything is possible though the White House isn't being honest with us as to what's really going on. Even if Trump survives this, he will be damaged in some way. He's not a healthy man.
perrya (author) on October 03, 2020:
It may be a political stunt to change the news cycle to be favorable to him.
Ara Vahanian from LOS ANGELES on October 02, 2020:
Trump will do anything to try and get sympathy. That stated, it doesn't surprise me why he has tested positive for the virus. This is what can happen to a person that ignores science and tries to push the narrative of bad medical advice that doesn't help against the virus. This is what happens to a person that had the audacity to claim that COVID-19 was a hoax created by the Democrats.
Ashutosh Joshi from New Delhi, India on October 02, 2020:
Twitter feeds exploded today, memes left and right. It made perfect sense for we're in the "What's Trending" state of mind. And Trump like our very own beloved Shepherd leaves no stone unturned.
The citizens of the world, like myself are hooked, the show's getting interesting. It remains to be seen if he's taking the steam off or sets the ball rolling where there's maximum visibility and least friction.
Then again, you never know, players get played too. In good faith, I wish them speedy recovery.
Mike Russo from Placentia California on October 02, 2020:
I don't trust Trump as far as I could throw him. This could all be a strategy so that he will gain sympathy from his supporters and does not have to compete with Biden. Then when it gets to almost the election, he will suddenly be cured and then boast about how strong he is.
Also he could just stay in the virus state indefinitely and hide from the 10 charges of obstruction of justice and tax evasion. As his niece says, "You have no idea of what he is capable of doing."