"I tested negative for sympathy"

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. They are going to quarantine for 14 days. Many people have mixed emotions about the news as #PrayforTrump continues to trend on Twitter. 

Trump is older than other world leaders who have been infected with the virus. The spread of the news has affected the market until the news that vice president, Mike Pence has tested negative. 

There was concern over the health of democratic nominee, Joe Biden after the Presidental debate on Tuesday, but both Joe Biden and Jil Biden have tested negative for COVID-19

Trump announced the news on Twitter early Friday morning stating, they will get through it together. This is the President’s most-liked tweet with over one million likes. 

Melania Trump also tweeted the news. 

The first lady let people know that they are quarantining and their symptoms are mild. 

Reactions to President Trump Testing Positive

People were quick to react to the news. Many not so sympathetic for the president. 

This user is not so sure that the president is even telling the truth. 

However, people continue to show their support for Trump. Wishing him and FLOTUS their quick recovery. 

#PrayforTrump

#PrayforTrump is trending on Twitter with more than 40K tweets. After seeing the hashtag, one would expect to see people supporting the President but the tweets under the hashtag have become quite the opposite. 

The hashtag is filled with negative comments and tweets about the President being sick. This has angered Trump supporters,  causing more Twitter fights. Critics of Trump think that is exactly what Trump needs to go through for him to not only take this virus seriously but also show his supporters that the pandemic isn’t over.

Let’s look at some of the things people are saying.

Although some were criticizing people for thinking the irony in the news was rather humorous, a majority of people were quick to turn the hashtag into something else entirely.

Presidential Debate

The presidential debate on Tuesday was a mess. President Trump criticized Joe Biden for wearing a mask and the way that he practices safety precautions for COVID-19. The clips were posted alongside the news which people found to be a bit ironic that just two days later the president tests positive for COVID while Joe Biden does not.

During the debate, Trump pokes fun at the way Biden stating, “I wear masks when need,” he continues, “I don’t wear a mask like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”

Biden responds to Trump’s criticism by saying, “masks make a big difference. His own head of the CDC said if everybody wore masks and social distance between now and January we’d probably save up to one hundred thousand lives. It matters.” The two candidates continued going back and forth after Trump stated that they (CDC officials) have also said the opposite. Biden disagreed, “no serious person has said the opposite.”

Joe Biden called President Trump out for saying that the virus will be gone by Easter or the warm weather. Biden also recalling Trump telling people that you can inject bleach in your arm to treat the virus. “I was saying that sarcastically and you know it,” Trump returned defending himself.

 

Viewers were disappointed with how the presidential debate went. People complain that both candidates spent most of the time attacking each other rather than getting good points across.

More Positive Cases

Contact tracing and rapid testing have begun after the president tested positive for COVID. Trump’s advisor Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, and Ronna McDaniel are among some of the figures who have tested positive for the virus as well.

Vice president Mike Pence, Joe Biden, Jill Biden, and Ivanka Trump are among those who have announced that they tested negative for the virus.

Trump had traveled and met with a number of people in the few days before he tested positive. He participated in a number of campaign events, rallies, and other events before testing positive many of these events were large gatherings. Test results for some of the attendees are still not known but a timeline of his events and people he had encountered has been mapped out.

Walter Reed Hospital

President Trump’s doctor Sean P. Conley released a statement assuring that both the president and first lady are doing well. Melania Trump tweeted out letting people know that their symptoms are mild. There is a major concern over the president’s health due to his age and a pre-existing condition. These things are known to make things harder for people who contract the coronavirus.

The president has had a mild fever since Friday morning. He has been brought to Walter Reed Hospital for the next few days. According to the physician’s note, a dose of an experimental treatment called Regeneron has been given to Trump.

A number of people have been wishing Trump well including Former President Barack Obama, the Clintons, and Joe Biden. Joe Biden in Michigan today reminding people of the importance of this virus. “This is not a matter of politics. It’s a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously. It’s not going away automatically.”