Trump no longer considered himself contagious and announced that he would hold a rally with a crowd instead of virtually debating Joe Biden.
Trump said of Fox Business:
I don't think I'm contagious. When I'm at a rally, first of all, I'm very far from everyone, so whether it was me or not, but I wouldn't – I still wouldn't go to a rally if I was contagious. But no, it takes a while. I feel – I feel great. They catch this thing, a lot of people caught it. You have the governor of Virginia, he wore a mask all the time. You would never see the guy without a mask, he catches her.
You have senators who wore masks all the time. Thom Tillis, a very good guy who I think is going to win his race now because his opponent happened to have not one but two issues, okay? Timing was not good and I think Thom Tillis will win his race and he should win it. He is a good man. Mr. Mask, we would call him, he understood. You catch this thing, you know, it's dust particles, it's tiny stuff. As for the White House, someone came in. It was a festival day with Notre Dame and so on and so on and someone got on and people were struck by whether it was there or something else. Remember, if you catch it you get better and then you are immune.
Trump claims he is no longer contagious and will hold a rally in six days instead of debating Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/Cod2mQs76h
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 8, 2020
Nowhere in the Fox Business interview did Trump mention when his last negative COVID test was, and he showed no concern for the people around him at the White House who intercepted the coronavirus from him. So far, Trump has stepped out of the presidential debate on Thursday morning, classified himself as non-contagious, dismissed wearing a mask as ineffective and shown no concern for the health of others.
Trump doesn't care if the people who have to fly with him to a rally get sick. Travel by presidents and vice-presidents has caused outbreaks among intelligence agents and support personnel.
Donald Trump is still contagious and doesn't care.
Instead of debating Joe Biden, Trump and his death cult will host a super-spreader event to make more people sick.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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