Trump has addressed the American people in a new video message, marking his first public address since his positive coronavirus test...
As speculation around Donald Trump's health continues to grow, White House Physician, Sean Conley, said he could be discharged from the hospital as soon as tomorrow.That is, as long as his condition continues to improve.
But, Trump released another video.And he had a lot to say.
Trump was taken to hospital on Friday.According to The Washington Post, "Trump was struggling with a low-grade fever, a cough, and nasal congestion, among other symptoms", at the time. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told the press. Now his doctor has given yet another update on POTUS.
Since the news broke on Friday night that Donald and Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus...People have had a lot to say. Of course, some have been digging up the past, while others have been sending him well wishes.
Now, it was only a few days ago that Trump took part in the first presidential debate.Trump V Biden was never going to be a civilized affair, but the scenes that unfolded were nothing short of brutal.
Tensions between the candidates have been bubbling for some time now...And, earlier this week, it seemed that their mutual feelings of resentment finally reached a boiling point.
And, in a moment many weren't expecting...Biden suddenly lashed out at President Trump when he continued to speak over him.
While many have criticized Biden for his unprofessionalism...
Others have applauded the candidate, noting that he "said to Trump what they've been wanting to say for the last 4 years."
@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.For example...
The president was grilled on the newly surfaced allegations regarding his income tax.Asked 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...But 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.When 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.The 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.
"His family we can talk about all night," Biden clapped back, adding that "it's hard to get any word in with this clown - excuse me, this person". The pair also clashed over Biden's now-deceased son, Beau, and his military service.
Beau Biden was not a loser. https://t.co/hwzlZrjh75— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1601432460.0
The insults continued to flow."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.Not 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...There was one moment that stood out amongst the rest.
Now, not everyone was too impressed...
With many finding the moment to be "unprofessional" on Biden's part.
@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...
People have found a whole new level of respect for Biden, and have even called his words the "highlight" of the evening.
@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...Biden actually told the President to "shut up."
Yep, it's something many dream of doing one day.
The moment came during the first segment of the debate on the topic of the Supreme Court and people were living for it, to say the least.
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.It 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...It has also been confirmed that the president has mild symptoms of the virus too.
They are now self-isolating...
And floods of well-wishes for the President and First lady have been pouring in from all around the world.
@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 Regardless of your political allegiances, social beliefs etc, all you can say at this time… https://t.co/XhNgBEDy7h— amaechi123 (@amaechi123)1601619831.0
@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
@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...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.
The First Lady's update on the situation gave some people hope.She tweeted from her official FLOTUS account telling us all that she and her husband are both in "good health."
Here's the official post:
She wrote: "As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together."
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:
"Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!"
@realDonaldTrump We love you! Get well soon✨ From Japan👍— 🇯🇵にこ姉🇺🇸 (@🇯🇵にこ姉🇺🇸)1601703729.0
People are delighted that the president is doing well.And the tweet has millions of likes at the time of writing.
There are countless comments too.
With many wishing Trump all the best, and others wishing him quite the opposite.
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."
The House Minority Leader also gave an update, saying that they had spoken to Trump over the phone and that he was upbeat and pleased for all of the prayers and well wishes from fans and supporters.
#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!"
Trump's expected to stay in hospital, regardless of his condition, for the next couple of days, so that they can monitor and keep a close eye on him.
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