According to some recent data by the US Elections Project, 12 million Americans have already had their say in this year's elections. But delving in a little deeper, the data also revealed some other very important information...
As the all-important Presidential elections loom above us...Every single day seems to be a struggle to get through.
Especially for the candidates, who seem to have taken a "playground insult" approach to disarm their opponent.Yeah, it's getting pretty strange out here.
But despite everything, millions of Americans still have faith in one of the parties.12 million of them have already cast their vote for their next President according to some recent data released by US Elections Project.
But who really knows what's going to happen in twenty days?The responsibility of picking the correct leader is a tough one and with passionate opinions on both candidates, it's looking likely that this will be one tough battle. Let's just hope both men make it to November 3rd.
Because in all the drama, you might have forgotten that President Trump's COVID diagnosis was announced on October 2nd.It was confirmed that the President and the First Lady, Melania Trump, had been diagnosed with the virus that has already killed over 208,000 Americans.
Trump tweeted this...Though, at this time, he didn't give any further details regarding his and Melania's symptoms.
Immediately after his diagnosis, the President went into self-isolation...
And floods of well-wishes for him and the First lady began pouring in from all around the world.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS We have your back President Trump!!! Get well soon 🇺🇸— oregon4TRUMP (@oregon4TRUMP)1601614527.0
But on the other hand, lots of angry and spiteful messages have been thrown at the pair following their diagnosis too.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I just can’t be sad. 200,000 Americans have died and he hasn’t shed one tear. That’s 67 9/… https://t.co/jY0xtfdE63— Keller Keller (@Keller Keller)1601615591.0
It's been a divisive topic, to say the least.But many people were, quite rightfully, feeling concerned about Trump's chances of surviving the deadly virus.
Because even though the virus has a fairly steady survival rate...Seventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.
But the White House was quick to put many worries to rest.Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, spoke at a live press conference today where he stated that he is "optimistic the President will have a very quick and speedy recovery."
Meadows explained that the White House's core staff have all been tested for the virus...And said that the President was "energetic" and in "good spirits", adding that he was "staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people" Apparently, the first question Trump asked him after his diagnosis was "how's the economy doing?"
However, Meadows may have spoken too soon.Because, shortly after his statement, it was reported that the president had been admitted to the hospital.
On Friday, Trump was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre.This came after he received a cocktail of drugs as a "precautionary measure."
However, he gave off the impression that he was extremely unaffected by the virus.Over the weekend, Trump gave a video update from the hospital, in which he praised the "incredible" Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and revealed that he had "met some of the soldiers" and was planning a "surprise" visit.
But then, shortly afterward, Trump came forward with a shock announcement.Taking to Twitter, he revealed that he would be discharged from the hospital later on that day.
The President tweeted this:"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"
Now, telling a country to not be afraid of a virus that has killed 200,000 Americans is an extremely reckless thing to say...
And, of course, people were not happy with his choice of announcement.
@realDonaldTrump Tell that to the 220,000 people who died from #COVID19 #OnYourWatch and their families @POTUS— Greg Rickard (@Greg Rickard)1601969132.0
@realDonaldTrump “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life” great advice, if only the 210,000+ Ame… https://t.co/kgdmamxJKW— Brandon Cruz (@Brandon Cruz)1601969064.0