Fully aware of how the social media rumor mill operates, President Donald Trump is considering an address to the nation on Friday in an effort to prove to the American people that he’s still fit to lead the country despite him and the First Lady being diagnosed with the coronavirus that will force the first couple to quarantine for up to two weeks.
They were tested after White House aide Hope Hicks tested positive on Thursday morning, hours after traveling with Trump on Air Force Once back from a rally in Minnesota.
A handful of aides knew about her diagnosis and kept it quiet for nearly 24 hours until a Bloomberg reporter revealed it.
The diagnoses have rocked the White House and sent shockwaves through the global markets which were already shaky given the global pandemic and political uncertainty in the US ahead of November’s election.
The Trump Coronavirus Rumor Mill Starts:
New York Times
Sources cited by The New York Times claimed that on Wednesday evening, he fell asleep on Air Force one on the way back from Minnesota, the source claimed, which is unusual for the president, who tends to tweet and talk with aides during flights.
The New York Times report also highlighted that the President’s rally in Minnesota that night was unusually short by Trump standards – about 45 minutes.
His campaign events typically run at least twice that long, clocking in at 90 minutes or more.
Bloomberg News reported that Trump was ‘feeling poorly’ on Wednesday but they thought it was because of his intense campaign schedule. The president seemed exhausted, one person claimed.
On Thursday, a source told Bloomberg that he [Trump] was ‘lethargic’ after a campaign event in Bedminster, New Jersey, where it’s claimed he came into contact with as many as 100 people.
Joe Biden To Be Tested Friday
Joe Biden, Trump’s 77-year-old opponent who many feel suffer from Dementia (including TuskerDaily), and who the President debated on Tuesday night, will be tested on Friday morning.
Biden wished Both the President and First Lady Melania a speedy recovery in a tweet, as did his running mate, Kamala Harris, who has already tested negative.
As far as a silver lining in this horrific news cycle, Barron Trump, 14, has tested negative, as have Ivanka and Jared.