President Donald Trump returned to the White House after a brief stay at Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment for COVID-19.
The president seemed in good spirits, and his doctors said he will continue treatment at the White House.
The White House announced Friday that Trump and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, creating many questions about the 2020 presidential campaign.
Several people in the president’s circle and the Republican leadership have tested positive. A large group of people worked with the president as he prepared for his debate with former Vice President Joe Biden last week. Biden shared the stage with the president during the debate. Biden, who uses a mask all of the time and has been very conservative on the campaign trail, did not wear a mask during the debate. His campaign said he tested negative.
First, we wish the president and his wife a speedy recovery. He is our president, and whether we agree with him or not, we want him to be healthy and strong.
The president of the United States is the most protected person in the world, with access to the best doctors, scientists, and information. How did he get the coronavirus? Well, he has been reckless in regard to the coronavirus, whether about wearing a mask, social distancing, or even the existence of such a virus. He is known to harass reporters for wearing masks and has made fun of Biden for wearing one.
And the president continues to be reckless. He rode in the back of an SUV Sunday, waving to his supporters. He was infected and contagious, exposing the secret service to the virus. His lawyer, Rudy Juliani, said on television Monday that the secret service members are used to taking risks, but this risk was totally unnecessary. He should have been in isolation until he beats the virus.
We hope this incident serves as a wake up call to all of us, and that we take this pandemic very seriously. More than 200,000 people have died because of COVID-19. Maybe if we had taken it more seriously, fewer people would have died. The president has access to the best medical care and every American deserves the same.
Again, we wish the president and his wife well and call on everyone to wear a mask and observe the rest of the restrictions and the recommendations in place to fend off the virus.