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.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Melania Trump also tweeted the news.
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.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
The first lady let people know that they are quarantining and their symptoms are mild.
Thank you for the love you are sending our way. I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good. I am looking forward to a speedy recovery.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
Reactions to President Trump Testing Positive
People were quick to react to the news. Many not so sympathetic for the president.
Try some Bleach, I heard it works works pic.twitter.com/sbRkT09siz
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) October 2, 2020
Maybe you should have worn a mask
— Joanna Carr (@Joanna_Resists) October 2, 2020
I just can’t be sad. 200,000 Americans have died and he hasn’t shed one tear. That’s 67 9/11’s. He hasn’t had a vigil, said a name or even been humble. “I don’t care do you?”
— KELLY HELLER (@HELLERJEEP) October 2, 2020
Don’t worry Donald, it’s like you said a few weeks ago, have a few days on the Bleach and you’ll be back better than ever. Don’t forget to take it now😉 good luck
— david roberts (@davidro83728290) October 2, 2020
that’s what you get for not wanting to wear a mask, mocking other people for not wearing a mask, and for not calling a state of emergency till the covid was already spreading around the us rapidly instead of when there was only a few cases. i don’t feel sorry for you at all
— 𝖆𝖘𝖍𝖑𝖊𝖞 ☽ (@lunamersa) October 2, 2020
Me and my friends celebrating. Karma is sweet. pic.twitter.com/eVMGZ8Cqvz
— sophei2020 (@yeartovote) October 2, 2020
All Americans should be out playing golf right now!
— Patty Cross😃😃❤💜😎🖕 Block ALL maga rats. VOTE (@PattyCross2160) October 2, 2020
Shouldn't have tested.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 2, 2020
This user is not so sure that the president is even telling the truth.
I’m glad you have tested positive, but part of me does not believe you… why now? Next debate? Why COVID? You have something up your sleeve? You lie about everything… would you even admit to having COVID? 🤔 I just don’t know what to think
— No_Matter!!! BLACK LIVES MATTER! (@Wufi_DeSade) October 2, 2020
However, people continue to show their support for Trump. Wishing him and FLOTUS their quick recovery.
The American people are praying for our POTUS and FLOTUS! Get better, we need you!
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) October 2, 2020
We have your back President Trump!!!
Get well soon 🇺🇸
— oregon4TRUMP (@shawgerald4) October 2, 2020
— Don ✯ ✯ ✯ #88022* ☻.•ʙᴀᴍᴀɢᴀᴛᴇ (@Dnbino) October 2, 2020
Praying for a full and rapid recovery for the President of the United States.#PrayForTrump
— ThΔt Pilot Pooka (@TheQuQu) October 2, 2020
#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.
I tested negative for sympathy https://t.co/GSTi4Jv58L
— Lea DeLaria (@realleadelaria) October 2, 2020
I #PrayForTrump to not be the next President of the United States of America 🙏🏾.
— Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (@SholaMos1) October 2, 2020
Well I'm not surprised Trump tested positive for Covid – the guy's in 5 major risk groups!
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 2, 2020
— Vinnie Saechao (@VinnieSaechao) October 2, 2020
— kirk Acevedo🇺🇸 (@kirkacevedo) October 2, 2020
— liyah. (@liyah__2) October 2, 2020
Friendly reminder to those posting it’s “karma” or otherwise celebrating that the President and First Lady contracted Covid:
You should remember that “karma” will one day hit you like a freight train. #PrayForTrump
— David Dudenhoefer #ReplaceRashida Tlaib (@Dude4Liberty) October 2, 2020
— ♡ meli ♡ (@lavender_m1nt) October 2, 2020
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.
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.”