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But he says it's (Covid19) nothing more than the flue.

Get some chicken soup, use some detergent and all will magically disappear.

At least that's what he wants his followers to believe.

C'mon, some sniffles can't be that bad, and stop blaming China for giving "it" to you.

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Bleach is the new toilet paper.

19 ( +33 / -14 )

No comment from his "best buddy" Abe?

7 ( +24 / -17 )

At the Trump - Biden presidential debate the other day, the First Family all walked in wearing masks, and, right after they took their seats, they all took their masks off with smug looks on their faces in what appeared to be a group act of defiance. At this moment, a helicopter is on the south lawn waiting to take their father, the president, to a hospital due to declining health caused by the Coronavirus, the very disease which they have been mocking as not a big deal.

Wear your masks, folks! Nobody likes wearing them, but do you want to play Russian roulette with your life? Wearing a mask could save your life.

36 ( +44 / -8 )

stormcrowToday  06:46 am JST

Wear your masks, folks! Nobody likes wearing them, but do you want to play Russian roulette with your life? Wearing a mask could save your life.

Not to mention reduce the risk of other people getting infected. Trump might be okay, but who else has he given it to?

28 ( +36 / -8 )

Because Trump and all in his administration have been so dishonest so many times, who knows what to believe. The US has been set upon by Covid45 suffering needless deaths and a collapsed economy because of Trump's bungling; Trump's Vector 1

9 ( +22 / -13 )

Trump can eat the cake he baked.

25 ( +36 / -11 )

You can't smugly defy a virus. Virus 1, Trump 0.

19 ( +31 / -12 )

I like presidents who don't get the coronavirus.

Trump: "Damn testing. If I hadn't got a test, I wouldn't have the virus."

36 ( +47 / -11 )

You can't smugly defy a virus. Virus 1, Trump 0.

Might I suggest a correction?

COVID: 200,000+ Americans

Trump: Possibly one more of those, but hopefully not.

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

Didn't have to be this way. He could have taken the virus seriously and taken decisive action and engaged in competent leadership by taking his advisors advice seriously as early as November 2019. If he had done so, he would have protected the US citizenry who he sworn to protect, saved countless lives and gotten himself re-elected.

Making the conscious decision to do the opposite has caused him and the USA to pay a very very high and damaging price on many levels.

12 ( +22 / -10 )

There has been much schadenfreude over the last few days over this. Although I am not a fan of the Trumps I wish Donald the best for his recovery.

7 ( +15 / -8 )

Just because someone is tested positive for Corona does not mean that they will get ill or die. There must be thousands in Japan who if tested would be positive but who is actually dying from it ? It passes on to one and another and eventually everyone builds up immunity.

-17 ( +14 / -31 )

Although, he downplayed the virus, he has now been sickened by it.

Hopefully, both of them recover and the cathartic experience may actually lead to a more empathetic president?

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vic.MToday  07:17 am JST

Just because someone is tested positive for Corona does not mean that they will get ill or die.

But it could mean that someone else they give it to gets ill and dies. That's why it's so dangerous really.

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vic.MToday 07:17 am JST

Just because someone is tested positive for Corona does not mean that they will get ill or die.

Trump may be "fine" now but in the first few days it's generally mild. The great danger is that he developes pneumonia, which is potentially fatal as he's 74, morbidly obese and not in good health.

Hopefully, both of them recover and the cathartic experience may actually lead to a more empathetic president?

Empathy from these people? You must be joking..

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/us/politics/melania-trump-tapes.html

21 ( +32 / -11 )

I wish the couple survive the virus. and they will recover with new ideas of the world,hopfully a positive turning point.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Shock! Horror! Someone else caught a virus!

3 ( +13 / -10 )

I knew Trump would get one sooner or later, because he often doesn't wear face mask in crowd of Trump supporters.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Hopefully, both of them recover and the cathartic experience may actually lead to a more empathetic president?

Better still, a more empathetic former president.

It took Johnson about ten days to get to hospital ‘for observation’. Trump is being hospitalised with fatigue and a fever just one day after testing positive.

Get well soon, go home, and enjoy your retirement.

16 ( +22 / -6 )

Shock, sympathy, mockery: 

I’d choose sympathy first, and then of course mockery.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Shock would not be the reaction of anyone who has taken the virus seriously and closely observed the reckless behavior of Trump whose arrogance from being the most tested person in the world (?) led him deny the virulence of the virus and set a bad example for his science-ignorant believers

Sympathy for anyone who catches this virus comes natural, but in Trump's case it must be tempered by the equally natural desire to see him face "justice" on earth before he meets his Maker in Heaven.

Mockery is unnecessary while he is suffering from his illness and would only be called for if he comes out of the other side of this trial unhumbled and unchanged showing no contrition and boasting of his "good" (German) genes. Then there would be "no sympathy for the devil".

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...following him on Twitter so I saw the tweet at 1:54pm ( 00:54am ET ), and I thought “oh boy this is going to be something”. minutes later, breaking news everywhere. my first reaction was to mock him ( just a little ), since he never wanted to take this virus seriously. ( Trump loves power, force, strength, but he now realizes he can’t use those, you can’t just “punch” this virus or ignore it, because, yes, it’s a d-mn virus )

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But he says it's (Covid19) nothing more than the flue.

Get some chicken soup, use some detergent and all will magically disappear.

At least that's what he wants his followers to believe.

C'mon, some sniffles can't be that bad, and stop blaming China for giving "it" to you.

He should have worn a mask. That says it! Yes, I can see the mockery in this. However, in the Constitution, it is written "We, the People!," not I, the dictator. People there should focus on the country and each other.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Trump might be okay, but who else has he given it to?

As Trump was throwing MAGA caps into the crowd at his rally in Duluth, Minnesota the very day before he tested positing, I think we will find out fairly soon.

MAGA = Massive Ailment Give Away?

11 ( +18 / -7 )

Trump's words toward the coronavirus and COVID-19 have shown how reckless he has been in his flippant opinion and lack of diligence. All the things in the past he has said come back to haunt, as science catches up to him.

Trump's ignorance and choice to not listen to scientists and his own Dr. Fauci has put he and the USA in a bad situation prior to the election. How he made fun of his large, non mask gatherings vs Biden's virtual campaign and promotion of mask wearing during the debate shows his penchant for bullying and being wrong.

For those who still refuse to wear masks and believe only in Trump's lies, here is one he could not avoid. He is responsible for his own COVID-19. It isn't China's. It's his. He is the one person, the POTUS, who could have prevented his own sickness, had he done what was presidential, instead of acting on juvenile impulse. He reaps what he sowed, and listening to this serial liar can cause his cultish following the same result.

Be safe, not stupid. Wear the masks and wear them right. They're not chin protectors.

7 ( +15 / -8 )

I wish him and his wife speedy recovery without any other comments. And I am shocked how many people will minus me....

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Well, I guess that means we’ll be hearing lots of superlatives about the virus now. It’ll become a triumphant story of one man’s heroic struggle to survive.

A lot of people, many people actually don’t survive the virus. Doctors tell me, they say “Sir, this is the most serious health crisis in 100 years”.

I hope he and his wife get well soon. I think it’s best if we downplay it though, wouldn’t want to create a panic.

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Biden and Harris did the class thing of wishing Trump and Melania "a full and speedy recovery." Let's see if Trump ever says thank you.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

I wish him and his wife speedy recovery without any other comments. And I am shocked how many people will minus me....

And I wish the same on the millions of Americans who have caught the virus and also for the over 200,000 who died (or rather their families). But Trump knew how serious this illness was, but chose not only to suppress the information, but to give a misleading message. The fact that the disease is so prevalent is partly his fault - he may indirectly have infected himself.

I don't wish serious harm on anyone, but I hope at the least that his hospitalization results in the Covidiots to put masks on and behave like adults.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

One user darkly joked that Trump had finally tweeted something positive.

10 out of 10 for wit my friend.

21 ( +23 / -2 )

Trump has three things going against him in his fight against COVID-19.

He's elderly.

He's obese.

He's low income (according to his tax forms).

26 ( +31 / -5 )

Good news. Biden and the missus have tested negative.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Interesting constitutional point: if both the President and Vice President are simultaneously unable to govern, the Speaker of the House becomes acting President.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

So Trump gets the virus he has said was a hoax, just one person from China, and that great line from his Toledo rally just last week; "it hardly effects anyone"...

I guess he forgot what he told Woodward in Feb and Mar that the virus was "a killer", "its deadly", "it rips you apart"...

I hope Trump recovers, but for all the lies and misinformation he has spread that has resulted in thousands of infections and deaths, I hope he gets a permanent muscle affliction that precludes swinging a golf club...

7 ( +10 / -3 )

They already took the antivirus, this is just for show. He will come out at the other side and say see nothing more than the flu

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So far the estimate is that the President probably had the virus for about 7 days now and that his prognosis looks promising and that since he's at Walter Reed, one of the best medical facilities on the planet, has some of the best doctors on the planet. It is very serious, but Trump is a physically strong man, so he should come out of this quite well given the fact he doesn't have ANY pre-existing conditions, so that goes a very long way with the virus, so that's fantastic news.

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 Trump is a physically strong man, so he should come out of this quite well given the fact he doesn't have ANY pre-existing conditions, so that goes a very long way with the virus, so that's fantastic news.

He is physically pretty robust, so the chances of him getting seriously sick are pretty small, even at his age. Were he ten years older, the risks would be much higher.

However, as we saw with Boris Johnson, pretty young people can get very ill if they are carrying a bit of weight.

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The way Trump handled the virus was extremely dangerous for himself, his family, his team, and his fans that went to his events. There was no excuse for that. None.

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he should come out of this quite well given the fact he doesn't have ANY pre-existing conditions

It’s dangerous to make light of this virus and spread misinformation.

He has 2 pre-existing conditions.

He’s clinically obese, which is a great risk for corona patients. He also has a bone condition, though that may have little impact.

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Statement from Obama"

"Michelle and I hope that the President, First Lady, and all those affected by the coronavirus around the country are getting the care they need and are on the path to a speedy recovery. Obviously, we’re in the midst of a big political battle right now, and while there’s a lot at stake, let’s remember that we’re all Americans. We’re all human beings. And we want everyone to be healthy, no matter our party."

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It is of course interesting to look up the statistics for white, 74-year-old obese men, and they are not great. Depending on whom you read, the mortality rate is as low as 4%, but maybe as high as 32%, if he has underlying health conditions.

Perhaps this would be an excellent time to find out if hydroxychloroquine, or bleach, really do work? Wouldn't want our very own President to be a hypocrite.

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u_s_reamer - excellent comments.

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However, as we saw with Boris Johnson, pretty young people can get very ill if they are carrying a bit of weight.

Well, that's right and because the President is otherwise very healthy for his age with the exception of being a little overweight and a higher level of cholesterol he should do well.

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

And on top of the fact that he now has a deadly disease, he cannot possibly hold large rallies, and I think that is the most painful part for him. And let’s say his symptoms are mild enough he can hold a Zoom debate or something, how is he POSSIBLY going to steer the Topic away from COVID-19? Say masks are ineffective and mock Biden for wearing them? Talk about the need to get back out and open up? Talk about how he’s done great with response?

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Lovecrafting has a point, how can we be sure it is not a hoax, because it would suit him to delay the election due to Biden outscoring him in the polls, and he'd be hoping it might get him some sympathy votes too. I wouldn't trust him or any of his family under his thrall not to get up to something like that.

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Video shows the Trump family refusing masks when offered at the first debate. They knew about Hope Hicks being symptomatic. He has been hospitalized by his own hubris.

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bass4funkToday  08:56 am JST

So far the estimate is... ...so that's fantastic news.

Good for him. I hope the news is just as fantastic for anyone he might have given it to.

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News coming out is that trump couldn’t be tested before the debate because he arrived too late.

I feel sympathy for him , but what an idiot......

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Anything but Pence or Clinton/Pelosi. Please get well quickly.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Considering he is not taking hydroxychloroquine , I’d say the mockery is well deserved...

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Once again, Trump has found a way to dominate the news cycle. Quite amazing, if you think about it.

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Didn't he say it was just hoax nothing serious and only people who are unhealthy get it? But his last health check said he is in PERFECT health! So why is he in hospital?

11 ( +12 / -1 )

As terrible a human as Trump is, I actually hope he pulls through and is OK. That way he can get completely crushed in the election, not have an excuse for it, and have to pay back all the taxes he's scammed his way out of.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Repub Sen Tillis just announced he has tested positive - he along with many others were at the Sat Rose Garden event for the SCOTUS announcement...

It looks like this may have been a super-spreader event - and many Senators and SCOTUS nominee Barrett may have been exposed...

Trump can't even hold a safe event for his SCOTUS pick - what does that say for his handling for the rest of the country....

It says over 204K Americans are no longer with us...due to his incompetence...

12 ( +14 / -2 )

My wife voted for him in 2016 and is sort of on his wavelength in some ways uncomfortable to me but when I told her an hour ago that Mr. Trump was moved to the hospital her exact words were "good, I hope we have good news tomorrow". She wasn't inferring a speedy recovery either. She's the one who started calling him "the Rooster" a couple of years ago. Likewise a co-worker who has been a stanch Trump supporter told us after the Tuesday night debate "Biden won that one, i'm done with Trump". He's a life long military fellow btw.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Have just heard that he is having some difficulty breathing. So far unsubstantiated rumours, but we will see.

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I understand that the likely infection point was the nomination event for Amy Coney for the Supreme Court. Since then he has also had a big rally. Both were largely mask free events, so a very wide number of people in Trump's inner circle are at risk.

I presume that VP Pence has been kept isolated from Trump just for this situation - it would be very bad contingency planning otherwise.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Trump can't even hold a safe event for his SCOTUS pick - what does that say for his handling for the rest of the country....

It says over 204K Americans are no longer with us...due to his incompetence...

I think Trump handled the virus as best as he could and I think to his credit that he closed the country down saved thousands, but the blame also belongs to the leaders that could have done more and didn't, so there is blame to spread around as well as praise, Dr. Fauci praises him and that's a very good thing, yes, liberals tried to discredit Fauci on that (but praise him on everything else...funny) liberals continue to focus on the deaths and not the reason, if you stub your toe and die, the reason is now the Coronavirus.

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

Or Biden or anyone that could carry the virus and pass it on to someone else. I pray for both men and everyone around them.

This is about the President, not Biden.

Biden wears a mask in public. Tested negative. Biden and people around him don’t need prayers.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Trump can't even hold a safe event for his SCOTUS pick - what does that say for his handling for the rest of the country....

It says over 204K Americans are no longer with us...due to his incompetence...

I think Trump handled the virus as best as he could and I think to his credit that he closed the country down saved thousands, 

Then explain this....

Trump told Woodward in Feb and Mar that the virus is a "killer", "deadly", "highly contagious", "it's like the plague".....

But tells everyone else "it's just the flu", and then holds 19 campaign rallies with no masks or social distancing, to include last Saturday's Rose Garden SCOTUS announcement - which looks to be where Hicks and Trump, along with many others, were infected?

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I think to his credit that he closed the country down saved thousands,

Great attempt at re-writing history (well, not really) but this President never closed down anything. State and local officials made those decisions while this President disparaged and sometimes even fought those measures claiming the shut downs were worse than the virus. We have all seen certain posters on this discussion parrot that very same lie. As recently has last month the USDA's Trump appointed leaders tried to prevent a county in California from temporarily shutting down a Foster Farms chicken processing plant that was responsible for thousands of Covid-19 infections and at least five deaths, citing the Defense Production Act. To its credit that county told the USDA to pound sand.

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Just as a precaution I'm guessing they are reviewing procedures in case the President becomes incapacitated.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

shock, sympathy, mockery: he deserves one of the three.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Better get in here before comments are disabled, lolol

But he says it's (Covid19) nothing more than the flue.

He'll prove it when he comes out of quarantine with no symptoms. So far he doesn't seem to have any.

Bleach is the new toilet paper.

Sigh. You people never learn. Once again... oh my...

Trump said WHAT about disinfectant?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXARy68kl1E

Best wishes for the president's and the First Lady's speedy recovery.

-14 ( +6 / -20 )

He'll prove it when he comes out of quarantine with no symptoms. So far he doesn't seem to have any.

He does have symptoms. He has been running a fever and latest reports are that he has been having some breathing difficulties - the latter is unsubstantiated, so we will know by this time tomorrow.

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You can agree or disagree with people, but if you are happy someone got sick, you are a sad individual.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

I hope he survives this but REALLY gets to FEEL IT so MAYBE he will learn something, not betting on it though

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with the exception of being a little overweight

I believe that the technical term is "clinically obese" rather than a little overweight.

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Beijing grins....

Pyongyang is giving sympathy.

North Korea's Kim says he 'sincerely hopes' Trump recovers soon - KCNA

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-trump-northkorea-int-idUSKBN26N3L4

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US guys at the office are doubting that President Trump is really sick. They say he is escaping from his reelection campaign because of his embarrassing performance during the debate. I wonder.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Well, that's right and because the President is otherwise very healthy for his age with the exception of being a little overweight and a higher level of cholesterol he should do well.

He isn’t ‘a little overweight‘. He’s obese according to a medical examination.

Hope he recovers and this episode helps shake people out of stupid behaviour.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Mockery, of course.

Sympathy, I can understand.

Shock? Who would be shocked about this with the behavior the clown prince has been exhibiting and promoting?

13 ( +13 / -0 )

I wish his recovery and next week debates is on schedule , and look forward to how he take advantage of his infection to explain it for attracting people.

Best wishes for recovery

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Many of my liberal friends (so-called "tolerant" people, apparently!) are actively hoping that Trump dies. How nice and tolerant of them!

-16 ( +1 / -17 )

Statement from Biden:

"This cannot be a partisan moment. It must be an American moment. We have to come together as a nation."

Watched Hannity and Carlson tonight. Both said they could show the nasty comments from the left but never did. They just said "internet comments" and that was that. Nothing from politicians.

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Trump will be fine and will probably go on and win the election!

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

@GOKAI_WO_MANEKU 

It also downplays the Supreme Court justice decision. You never know

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The irony of this moment can't be over-stated...

President Trump, who since the first COVID case was reported, has consistently downplayed, under-estimated, and diminished the threat - solely because of its negative impact on his reelection....

Is now hospitalized in the final 30 days of the election - can't campaign, can't conduct rallies - because he caught the virus he has so minimized...

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Even if Biden or Obama came down with this virus, I would not wish them harm, or hope for their demise, and as leaders I despised their ideas.

A majority on this board in their disrespect, contempt and lack of humanity

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Hope he gets well from the covid 19 soon, the country needs him at the helm or it will soon become lost in a sea of confusion

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

It’s already lost in a sea of confusion. The USA needs a leader who cares for their people

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Now Kellyanne Conway, who was at the Sat Rose Garden event, has said she has tested positive...

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/02/politics/kellyanne-conway-positive-for-covid-19/index.html

It's clear this SCOTUS announcement was a super-spreader event...

What does that say about an administration responsible for our nation-wide federal efforts to fight the pandemic, can't even host a small event without putting the President, his cabinet, and most of the Repub Senate at risk of infection?

It says they are incompetent - and to date over 204K Americans have died as a result...

6 ( +9 / -3 )

The super-spreader in chief

No, it was China that released the virus.

attends, indeed organized several super-spreader events, doesn't follow CDC guidlines, mocks masks and has now infected himself and several others. 

Oh, and there's no government continuation plan because " He didn't want to think about it. "

Trump has followed the guidelines and the advice of Fauci, disagreed with him on many of the medical issues because so many experts got it wrong s well as all those Democrat leaders, but they all tried..

-23 ( +3 / -26 )

shock, sympathy, mockery: he deserves one of the three.

theres certainly no shock from many as it was bound to happen eventually, as for sympathy, mockery

I think her deserves a bit of both,taking into account there are currently 200000+ families that are in shock/mourning because they've lose loved ones from this pandemic

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Will America finally wake up to reality that the pandemic can infect anybody at any given time?

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Wear your masks, folks! Nobody likes wearing them, but do you want to play Russian roulette with your life? Wearing a mask could save your life.

All this time and we still have someone that does not understand what the masks are about. Its incredible. Masks are about preventing others getting it. For oneself its rather ineffective except under strict conditions no one can meet in daily life.

Anyway, I am sure that Trump, like Boris Johnson, is going to be fine. I am sure he was tested every day since months ago, and unlike any of us, was known to have it before any sign of illness even started. No expense will be spared for him and he will have the best doctors using the most up to date information.

This is, of course, assuming that the "reality" show mogul is not just acting out an October surprise. Its important to remember that once he leaves the White House, his goose is cooked. He will do anything to not have to leave.

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Busby:. Now Kellyanne Conway, who was at the Sat Rose Garden event, has said she has tested positive...

As much as I dislike her I feel bad for those around Trump who were no doubt bullied into following his unsafe practices.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

No, it was China that released the virus.

wrong no evidence whatsoever that China manufactured or released the virus on purpose, if you do

be sure to send that evidence to the FBI im sure theyd appreciate it.

even Trump in his tweet yesterday called it by its proper name covid19

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Trump has followed the guidelines and the advice of Fauci, disagreed with him on many of the medical issues because so many experts got it wrong s well as all those Democrat leaders, but they all tried..

get this China said to wear a mask way back in Feb March, in the last 7 months Ive seen Trump wear a mask twice. why are you still blaming democrats for Trump catching the virus, Id thought youd be having more sympathy for your leader instead your hatred of dems is clouding your thoughts. Look I can do it,

"get well soon Mr Trump" yes it was difficult for even me to say it but i did.

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I wish the Donald Trump a speedy recovery. Hope he recovers soon and continues to Make America Greate Again. I hope Japan will learn something from this as well to do more TESTING.

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

Will America finally wake up to reality that the pandemic can infect anybody at any given time?

somehow I doubt it, admitting youre wrong about something is very very difficult for some in society

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Not wearing a mask and meeting with people already infected is insane. Pelosi should be put in charge and Pence in his usual behavior mode has not even made a public speech and says nothing. The president is incapacitated and the law says that when the president can't function the role of commander and chief passes down the ladder, which would be Pence then Pelosi but Pence is and is not a leader. Hope our enemy's or perceived enemy's don't take this opportunity to their advantage.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

@wtfjapan, where do you think the very first Corona epicenter was and all started? Wuhan.

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Trumps age and weight put him in a risk group, but on the other hand he seems to have the stamina of a horse and the best doctors available, so I expect he will be fine.

Anyway, this is just another weird turn in what is already a crazy year. Maybe we do live in a simulation.

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@wtfjapan, where do you think the very first Corona epicenter was and all started? Wuhan.

didnt read the post, many think it was manufactured and released on purpose by the Chinese when there is zero genetic evidence that is the case. Viruses arent named by their place of origin, Spanish Flu didnt originate in Spain, check Trumps tweet he even stated it by its correct name yesterday

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Pelosi should be put in charge and Pence

if an election isnt held by Jan 20 then she will be as stated in the constitution

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"As much as I dislike her I feel bad for those around Trump who were no doubt bullied into following his unsafe practices." They aren't amoeba, they took a calculated risk when they entered his orbit - where nothing ever ends well.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

I pray for a quick and safe recovery for Donald Trump and that this tragic event does not interfere with the process of his getting elected out of of office.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Many of my liberal friends (so-called "tolerant" people, apparently!) are actively hoping that Trump dies. How nice and tolerant of them!

Yes. A good lesson for us, as if we needed it.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

I'm going to do something that Trump would not do, and wish him, Melania, and everyone infected with COVID-19 a speedy recovery. I'm sure if the shoe was on the other foot, Trump would say something like "It is what it is", or mock people for wearing a mask. I just hope his doctors don't follow Trump's advice of injecting oneself with disinfectant.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

My, my - what a week for Trump....

His taxes are released showing his businesses are all failing and he paid nothing in most years and only $750 in others...

His former campaign chairman threatens to kill himself...(after learning Trump's taxes were released)...

He has a meltdown at the debate and looked like an unruly two year old...

Now we discover he held a super-spreader event last Sat and he, Melania, Hicks, KellyAnne, Tillis, and who knows how many more have come down with COVID...

Makes one wonder what will come out next week...

10 ( +12 / -2 )

This notion of Pelosi running the government is just pure fallacy, it's not going to happen. Trump will most likely be up and running within 12 days or so.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

Biden is on the campaign trail, but it means nothing when no one comes. Biden can look forward to the other debates, may we can hear him talk about policies for once and speak from the heart and not a prepared speech.

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This notion of Pelosi running the government is just pure fallacy, it's not going to happen. Trump will most likely be up and running within 12 days or so.

great , that means Trump wont be trying to stall the election, thats why the constitution made that rule. A government can only extent its term to a second one by wining a election.

Nobody wants to see Trump run from a loss, they want him to be beat on the world stage for everybody to see.

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the President is otherwise very healthy for his age with the exception of being a little overweight and a higher level of cholesterol he should do well.

What part of the word OBESE do you not understand? Some of the Trump supporters are STILL living on cloud cuckoo land.

And not for one minute do I believe that last tweet was from him. Too restraint, and he has his own way of calling the virus. It's no coincidence that so many Republicans have caught the virus.

Just remember what he said when a reporter told him Mitt Romney, whose wife has an underlying condition, had come into contact with Rand 'spreading it everywhere' Paul and had to isolate himself. And suddenly, every single person who doesn't wish Trump well is a nasty person.

I'd like to see him eventually recover because I want to see him go straight to jail in January. Any sympathy will disappear after recovery, as the inept Boris Johnson found out.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

A modicum of sympathy is necessary for Trump and his wife to preserve our humanity. That said, Trump brought this on him self, his family and his followers. Trump and Trump's followers were, and perhaps still are, anti-maskers. And we know enough now that not wearing masks during this pandemic is dangerous. It can be fatal. Everyone who has seen the statistics knows that.

Trump ignored this and no brought many of his supporters to their untimely deaths. Well, now he's got it. Melania has it. Who knows who else in the White House has it.

It is nothing to be jovial about.

But it is a reminder that in this pandemic no one is safe. Not even the most powerful man in the world.

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Can't remember any other President getting this much of an onslaught. There sure are some nasty ppl out there.

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many think it was manufactured and released on purpose by the Chinese when there is zero genetic evidence that is the case.

Many do think it was created in the Wuhan lab (directed evolution, recombinant DNA technology...) but released by accident. Few people think it was deliberately released.

He will very likely get over it quickly with no significant complications. But I also worry that some swamp dwellers might conspired to use Covid19 as a cover to assassinate him.

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This notion of Pelosi running the government is just pure fallacy, it's not going to happen. Trump will most likely be up and running within 12 days or so.

Wish fulfillment has been everything for trump and his supporters until now

Facts are starting to have more importance. Let’s stayed focused on those.

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Biden is on the campaign trail, but it means nothing when no one comes. Biden can look forward to the other debates, may we can hear him talk about policies for once and speak from the heart and not a prepared speech.

Biden already spoke from the heart...

“Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden said in a statement. “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”

Hillary and Bill did too....

"We wish the President and First Lady a speedy recovery, and hope for the safety of the White House staff, the Secret Service, and others putting their lives on the line. This pandemic has affected so many. We must continue to protect ourselves, our families, and communities," Clinton wrote.

Even President Obama...

"Michelle and I want to make sure that we acknowledge the president and the first lady at this difficult time," Obama said he and former first lady Michelle hope the president and others infected by COVID-19 "are getting the care they need."

Imagine if the shoe were on the other foot...in fact, we don't have to imagine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJgTX-QNtjM&ab_channel=CNN

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wtfjapan

wrong no evidence whatsoever that China manufactured or released the virus on purpose,

It is quite likely that it was an accident, but it did originate in Wuhan, and the CCP, once they understood how infectious it is, closed the domestic flights out of Wuhan, but kept international flights out of Wuhan going. At the same time, they suppressed all news about the virus, ordered Chinese companies to buy up all personal protection equipment they could find on the intl market, and ordered the CCP controlled WHO to deny that there is a risk of human transmission. Now you tell us that there is no purpose in all these CCP actions.

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And two more...both at the Sat SCOTUS event...

Donald Trump’s campaign manager has tested positive for Covid-19, dealing another blow to his reelection effort on a day that saw the president and the head of the Republican National Committee report contracting the disease as well. Bill Stepien received his diagnosis Friday evening and was experiencing what one senior campaign official described as “mild flu-like symptoms.” People familiar with the situation said the 42-year-old Stepien plans to quarantine until he recovers. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced earlier Friday that she, too, is infected.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/02/trump-campaign-manager-tests-positive-for-covid-19-425722

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I must add, Tump &Co. will have the best medical facilities open to them for free, in contrast to what the ordinary American will get. Even the most rudimentary facilities will set American working people back a fortune.

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It is quite likely that it was an accident,

yes possible, but genetic evidence verified by a number of scientist around the world say that its highly likely that it mutated from an animal and highly unlikely if was artificially manufactured in a lab. I mean other than the scientific evidence, do you think the Chinese, or any country would be stupid enough to purposefully manufacturer a virus for release without developing a vaccine first!? just plain suicide for your own population

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shrug

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Current list of those who attended last Saturday's event and have tested positive for the virus;

President Donald Trump

First lady Melania Trump

Senior adviser to the president, Hope Hicks

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina

Three White House reporters

One White House staffer

Former White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway

The Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University (Jenkins was at the White House Saturday, when Trump introduced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee.

And the list will only grow...this administration hosted a super-spreader event. How can they be trusted to run our national-level response?

This finishes Trump's reelection. The virus is the No.1 issue for voters - and with all their other disinformation and incompetence, this clearly shows they have no clue how to keep America safe...

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He will very likely get over it quickly with no significant complications. But I also worry that some swamp dwellers might conspired to use Covid19 as a cover to assassinate him.

I wholeheartedly agree - this could have been a deliberate attempt on his life by the Liberal Dem cabal headed by Obama, Hillary, Biden, Elvis, the Area 51 Aliens, and Bigfoot...

Of course, Trump has already blamed our law enforcement and militarily personnel...

*Speaking to Sean Hannity on Thursday night after the news broke that Hicks had tested positive but before he and the first lady had gotten their results, Trump told the Fox News host,* “You know, it’s very hard, when you’re with soldiers, when you’re with airmen, when you’re with Marines, and I’m with—and the police officers. I’m with them so much. And when they come over here, it’s very hard to say, stay back, stay back. It’s a tough kind of a situation.”

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Too bad. I wonder what’ll happen now.

Quite a predicament.

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great , that means Trump wont be trying to stall the election,

He's not. Not his style or will. Pelosi was the one that suggested that Biden shouldn't debate Trump and most liberals, Trump wants the debate. So, no worries.

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President Donald Trump

First lady Melania Trump

Senior adviser to the president, Hope Hicks

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina

Three White House reporters

One White House staffer

Former White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway

Looks like they will all recover, a sigh of relief.

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Just look at this photo of the Rose Garden SCOTUS ceremony with those that have already tested positive in red - and how many people are around them with no masks and no distancing...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-covid-cavalier-comeuppance_n_5f77f65dc5b649e564b2f1b7

This ceremony is going to go down as a huge super-spreader event - that may have infected and potentially shut down all three branches of our government.

Trump has done something Putin, Xi, and the Mullahs can only dream about...

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Looks like they will all recover, a sigh of relief.

I hope they do. Share the diagnosis and treatment plan. Don’t keep us in agonizing suspense.

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Looks like they will all recover, a sigh of relief.

Recover? They all just tested positive - this is just the beginning for them...

And how many more will come up positive in the next several days?

At best, Trump can hope to come out of this with his health intact, but his campaign is OVER.

The virus is the top issue for voters - and Trump just proved he can't even protect himself, his wife, or any of his cabinet...

And what's so ironic is that Trump was hoping to use the SCOTUS announcement to divert from talking about the virus for the next 30 days...and what happens? His announcement turns into a virus super-spreader event...

Karma, schuedefrude, what goes around comes around.....take your pick...

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This ceremony is going to go down as a huge super-spreader event

This is what’s so scary about liberals, they can focus only on one thing at a time, they can’t even talk about the economy, just covid and deaths, if they take power, gold is a great commodity now, silver is not that bad either because you’re going to need it.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

Recover? They all just tested positive - this is just the beginning for them...

And how many more will come up positive in the next several days?

Yes, the beginning, but already doctors say the President already having it now approximately 7 days is doing very well and if he continues to do so in the next 48-72 hours, he’ll be fine. This is from a few of the experts, so I’m listening to all 7 of them.

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 Pelosi was the one that suggested that Biden shouldn't debate Trump and most liberals, Trump wants the debate. So, no worries.

and yet Biden and his team have clearly said they will attend the 2nd and 3rd debates hes currently out on the campaign trail , so that argument is DOA. the question now is will Trump attend the debate or conveniently pull out!?

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/518889-biden-will-keep-debating-trump-campaign-says

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Looks like they will all recover, a sigh of relief.

best medical care will give you better odds, millions of AMericans dont have medical cover, 200000 are already dead and rising by the day

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and yet Biden and his team have clearly said they will attend the 2nd and 3rd debates

Great! Glad to hear it! Wouldn’t want Biden to get cold feet, so I hope this time he can remember his policies that he stands for, not holding my breath, but I’ll give the man a shot.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Truly, I hope he does not fall ill and die, however, him on the flipside I am glad he has the COVID for the rest of America as he cannot and or will not be holding anymore rallies where so many attend without wearing masks. This is so criminal on his part with his risky behavior and his family, too. Let him recover and retire, and so, that America can get a sense of normalcy back and get this virus under control.

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Bass,

Trump followed all the rules on this virus, liberals would still find a way to make sure he would get No credit or that he should be villyfied(sic) no matter what. But we get it....lol

Trump knew about the virus, he is on record saying how dangerous it is, he berated his own valet for not wearing a mask around him when he tested positive, marginalized doctors who were trying to inform the public, held rallies and ceremonies that became super spreader events, continued to hector his own administration into ignoring basic precautions for political gain, even attacked Biden for wearing a mask.

300,000 will be dead by Christmas, he will get the credit he deserves.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

gold is a great commodity now, silver is not that bad either because you’re going to need it.

Put all your money into gold and silver Bass, do it! Do it now!

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Mock all you want. I remember the liberal mockery here when I put all my salary and savings in the stock market in March.

hopefully some of you secretly invested while screaming Orangemanbad and. “Cratering economy” all day here.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

So what’s the narrative when everyone recovers in a week?

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Trump knew about the virus, he is on record saying how dangerous it is, he berated his own valet for not wearing a mask around him when he tested positive, marginalized doctors who were trying to inform the public, held rallies and ceremonies that became super spreader events, continued to hector his own administration into ignoring basic precautions for political gain, even attacked Biden for wearing a mask.

All these other world leaders wore a mask and still caught the virus, they followed all the crazy rules, so you’re not making any points with all due respect.

300,000 will be dead by Christmas, he will get the credit he deserves.

And Biden can’t stop it, he doesn’t have a wand because he can’t control the virus and the guy already he would lock the country down again if he had to. I’m telling you now, people won’t stand for it, it’s not going to happen and let’s not forget all the Democrat mayors and governors that refused to open up their states and cities so they get a lot of responsibility on the deaths that happened in their state for not easing some of the restrictions in a safe manner in allowing people to go to work and make money, that’s on them.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Kabukilover

A modicum of sympathy is necessary for Trump and his wife to preserve our humanity. That said, Trump brought this on him self, his family and his followers. Trump and Trump's followers were, and perhaps still are, anti-maskers. And we know enough now that not wearing masks during this pandemic is dangerous. It can be fatal.

Havent we been through this many times? The only masks worn to protect the wearer are the high-grade masks used by medical personal. These cheap cloth and paper thingies that the rest of us are asked to wear have only the function to protect others by limiting/redirecting what we exhale. And the merit of those is debated. Remember that Fauci himself said there is not much merit in them.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Put all your money into gold and silver Bass, do it! Do it now!

Yup!

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