The last week has brought with it a rollercoaster of emotions as Trump announced his pick for Supreme Court, campaigned across the country, and tested positive for COVID. The latest update is both sad and unexpected. During a pro-Trump parade on Saturday, a gunman who appeared to be part of the parade opened fire.
It's just one month out from election day.
via: Getty ImagesAcross the country, supporters of President Trump took to their cars, boats, and vehicles to drive in parades as a show of support. But even as Trump's base waits for updates on his health, more tragedy hit at one of these parades.
In Ohio, a vehicle rally was taking place.
Please use caution on 270 east bound just west of Sawmill. Emergency vehicles are on the scene of a traffic inciden… https://t.co/jeeSwIPfzI— Dublin Police (@Dublin Police)1601739824.0
This incident follows a summer of already violent incidents between political groups.
via: Getty ImagesFrom Republican concerns about Antifa, to Democratic condemnations of the Proud Boys, the past months have ramped up the tensions in the political arena and in the streets.
Police are still looking for the suspect.
via: Getty ImagesHowever the entire incident casts a bigger shadow over a weekend that was already difficult for Trump supporters.
Less than 24 hours ago Trump was taken to hospital.
via: TwitterAccording to The Washington Post, "Trump is struggling with a low-grade fever, a cough, and nasal congestion, among other symptoms." Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told the press, "President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day. Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady." Now his doctor has spoken out giving an update on his condition.
Since the news broke last night that Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus...
via: GettyPeople have had a lot to say. Of course, some have been digging up the past, while others have been sending him well wishes.
But there's actually a huge concern surrounding the president and his most recent diagnosis...
via: GettyBecause according to experts, his risk of death is now very high.
Melania has given us an update on the President's health and it has shocked everyone.
via: GettyKeep scrolling to see exactly what she had to say.
Now, it was only a few days ago that Trump took part in the first presidential debate.
via: GettyTrump V Biden was never going to be a civilized affair, but the scenes that unfolded last night were nothing short of brutal.
Tensions between the candidates have been bubbling for some time now...
via: GettyAnd, earlier this week, it seemed that their mutual feelings of resentment finally reached a boiling point.
And, in a moment many weren't expecting...
via: GettyBiden suddenly lashed out at President Trump when he continued to speak over him.
While many have criticized Biden for his unprofessionalism...
@MSNBC Finally someone said to Trump what I’ve wanted to say to him for the last four years!— Doremus Jessup (@Doremus Jessup)1601429358.0
There were many eye-opening moments from the ninety-minute debate.
via: GettyFor example...
The president was grilled on the newly surfaced allegations regarding his income tax.
via: GettyAsked if it was true that he paid just $750 in income tax in 2016, as reported by The New York Times last week, Trump said, without hesitation: "I paid millions of dollars in taxes, of income tax." Biden used this opportunity to ask for evidence of these tax payments, adding that Trump "takes advantage of the tax code."
Trump was also asked to condemn white supremacist groups...
via: GettyBut instead chose to focus on the left. He said: "Sure I'm willing to do that, but almost everything I see is from the left-wing. I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace." And, when asked to give this group of people a name, he responded with "Proud Boys." Proud Boys, a neo-Nazi organization, appeared to use Trump's "stand back, stand by" call in a new logo posted on Telegram shortly after the debate.
The president did provide some good news with regards to a coronavirus vaccine, however.
via: GettyWhen Biden pointed out that 200,000 Americans have died during the pandemic as a result of the President's "lack of plan", Trump retaliated by insisting that "millions would have died if Biden was in charge." He then added that the US is "weeks away" from a vaccine, and his administration had done a "great job."
Biden's son, Hunter, was then dragged back into the firing line.
via: GettyThe President brought up Biden's son, claiming the mayor of Moscow's wife gave him millions of dollars and raising questions over his links with Ukraine. He also mentioned Hunter's drug problems.
Clearly, his words about Hunter hit a nerve with Biden.
Beau Biden was not a loser. https://t.co/hwzlZrjh75— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1601432460.0
The insults continued to flow.
via: Getty"Everything he's saying here is simply a lie, everybody knows he's a liar," Biden said during an exchange about healthcare. He also called Trump "the worst president this country has ever had."
And, of course, President Trump didn't take them quietly.
via: GettyNot to be outdone, Trump got in plenty of digs as well, firing at his opponent: "There's nothing smart about you Joe. Forty-seven years, you've done nothing."
But, out of their many valiant attempts to slander one another...
via: GettyThere was one moment that stood out amongst the rest.
Now, not everyone was too impressed...
@chrislhayes @NicolleDWallace Yes that made me cringe! So unprofessional...where was the question that @JoeBiden was going to like?— Aleta Devaney (@Aleta Devaney)1601435113.0
However, on the other hand...
@kurtbardella @JoeBiden @realDonaldTrump I apologize. I don't know the question. Just hearing Joe say those words made my fukin night.— CEH (@CEH)1601442062.0
Because, as you may have already heard...
via: GettyBiden actually told the president to "shut up."
Yep, it's something many dream of doing one day.
Will you shut up, man? - Joe Biden, speaking for nearly the entire world— ▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢 (@▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢)1601451569.0
But now, news has come in that could put Trump's future leadership in jeopardy.
via: GettyIt has been confirmed that the President and his First Lady have been infected with the virus that has already killed 208,000 Americans and devastated the economy.
Trump tweeted this last night...It has also been confirmed that the president has mild symptoms of the virus too.
They are now self-isolating...
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS We have your back President Trump!!! Get well soon 🇺🇸— oregon4TRUMP (@oregon4TRUMP)1601614527.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Another First for President Trump. When he and the First Lady recover, it will take the s… https://t.co/pn6U89BPTr— twk_5 (@twk_5)1601629709.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Please don’t drink bleach. 🙏🏼 Stay safe.— sameera khan (@sameera khan)1601627257.0
But on the other hand, lots of angry and spiteful messages have been thrown at the pair following their diagnosis.
@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
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Now it’s “WE” will get through this together? Wasn’t it “them” and “us”, red and blue, jus… https://t.co/g14SaslUlA— 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷 (@𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷)1601625335.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Lets go @TheSimpsons. Y’all aint never lied https://t.co/GcW1Gbbln1— The Groomer D (@The Groomer D)1601615359.0
@TheRightMelissa @realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I don't wish him death. But isn't it ironic that he's the one who tried t… https://t.co/X4VwLouACQ— Lili 325 Balfour 🙏🐕🚴📈 👩🍳 (@Lili 325 Balfour 🙏🐕🚴📈 👩🍳)1601615616.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Trump testing positive is yet another reminder of why Joe Biden has been conducting such a… https://t.co/nriKmXESUq— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1601615435.0
Even though the virus has a fairly steady survival rate...
via: GettySeventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.
The statistics speak for themselves.
via: GettyAccording to CDC statistics, patients between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-four are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than someone aged eighteen to twenty-nine.
This means that patients of Trump's age have ninety times greater chance of death than others...
via: GettyWhich isn't at all good news for the President.
The First Lady's update on the situation gave some people hope.
via: GettyShe tweeted from her official FLOTUS account telling us all that she and her husband are both in "good health."
Here's the official post:
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19.… https://t.co/lwtgNuHAR1— Melania Trump (@Melania Trump)1601616449.0
In the aftermath of being admitted to hospital, Trump himself tweeted about his condition.The president was keen to keep his followers up to date on his recovery from the deadly virus.
He shared one tweet.In which he claimed that himself and the First Lady are doing well.
More specifically Trump wrote:
@realDonaldTrump We love you! Get well soon✨ From Japan👍— 🇯🇵にこ姉🇺🇸 (@🇯🇵にこ姉🇺🇸)1601703729.0
Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!
People are delighted that the president is doing well.And despite only being posted a few hours ago, the tweet has more than half a million likes already.
There are countless comments too.
Praying for the swift recovery of my father and Melania and for all those impacted by COVID-19. As they fight this… https://t.co/OddhFjQK8H— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1601643783.0
But if you didn't believe Trump's tweet.His doctor also spoke out yesterday claiming that the president was doing well.
The doctor, Navy Commander Sean P. Conley, initially said:
This evening I am happy to report that the president is doing very well.He added that the president is 'resting comfortably'.
"He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen."
#BREAKING: In latest update from the Physician to the President, Dr. Sean P. Conley says Trump is being treated wit… https://t.co/SjIPvbOEPF— Denver7 News (@Denver7 News)1601696410.0
“Our president is strong and will beat the virus!"
Here's the statement from @realDonaldTrump's doctor, Sean P. Conley, on the President and First Lady's status after… https://t.co/gUQA5SxCjp— Nicole Osei (@Nicole Osei)1601637142.0
Trump's physician gave another update earlier today.
#CheerUp! "White House physician Sean P. Conley: President and Fist Lady “are both well now and plan to remain at… https://t.co/BS64AbWRfR— lynn delaney (@lynn delaney)1601641716.0
Speaking to press, Conley explained that Trump is doing very well.He began his speech, thanking all of the doctors, and sending thanks from the president to all those who have wished him well and prayed for him.
He then said that the president is doing 'very well'.He added that Trump is in 'good spirits', and that he is not receiving oxygen and has not had a fever for the past 24 hours. As always though, the president is still being monitored 'very closely'.
Take a look at the speech below.
"This morning, the president is doing very well" Donald Trump's personal physician Dr Conley says the president is… https://t.co/srOCTrdYCn— Sky News (@Sky News)1601739811.0
But people noticed something seemingly sinister.
Conley says we are 72 hours into Trump’s diagnosis. That means Trump was diagnosed Wednesday morning. So it wasn’t… https://t.co/oqCTHA01cP— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1601740690.0
People called him out online.
BREAKING: President Trump’s doctor just said the President’s diagnosis for COVID19 was 72hrs ago. That would mean… https://t.co/opeATzVaSO— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud)1601740689.0
Your doctor said you were diagnosed Wednesday morning. That means you went to your Bedminster fundraiser and likely infected multiple people after you knew you had the virus. You are a monster!Another wrote:
Trump's own doctor just said that Trump was diagnosed with COVID Wednesday morning. Trump held a fundraising event in NJ on Thursday - including hosting a small private roundtable discussion & taking pictures with donors - KNOWING he had COVID. Disgraceful.
Conley later came out and claimed the comment was a mistake.
BREAK: Trump’s doctor walks back his ‘72 hours’ comment. President’s first positive test did come Thurs evening as… https://t.co/CcKLDARlKT— Ben Riley-Smith (@Ben Riley-Smith)1601747623.0
We wish the President and the First Lady a speedy recovery.
via: GettyGet well soon.