Donald Trump Plans To Attend Next Week's Debate | 22 Words

Is there any stopping Trump?

In typical Trump fashion...

He isn't going down without a fight!

Just days after being discharged from the hospital...

Donald Trump has announced his plans to attend next week's presidential debate... despite his recent positive COVID test.

Now, we were first given the shocking news of Trump's covid diagnosis on Friday, 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.

But on the other hand, lots of angry and spiteful messages have been thrown at the pair following their diagnosis.

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.

The statistics speak for themselves.

According 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...

Which isn't at all good news for the President.

But the White House put many worries to rest.

Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, spoke at a live press conference a few days ago where he stated that he is "optimistic the President will have a very quick and speedy recovery."

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.

He was even snapped leaving the hospital in the back of a heavily-guarded car...

And could be seen waving to his fans and supporters.

Of course, many were outraged by the pictures.

"Shouldn't he be self-isolating for fourteen days?" "Isn't he putting his driver and his staff at risk of catching the virus?" "What is he doing?"

But then, shortly after the photos, 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.

Our president seems to believe that the pandemic really isn't that harmful...

And his careless remarks about how we need to "live with the virus" are very dangerous.

And now, to make things even worse, Trump believes he is fit and well enough to attend the highly anticipated presidential debates next week.

The Washington Post has reported that the president plans on attending the debate next week, which is scheduled for the 15th of October.

The debate will mark 2 weeks after Trump first tested positive for the virus...

People infected with Covid-19 can stop isolating after 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms, as long as they haven’t had a fever in twenty-four hours and their other symptoms are improving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Of course, safety procedures will be in place.

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh, was asked whether the president’s attendance was contingent on him testing negative before then, and he said the campaign would rely on the president’s medical team.

This is a developing story...

So make sure to stay posted for further updates.