Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for coronavirus before a meeting with Trump which shows that America can’t go back to business as usual.
The Governor’s office said that DeWine had no symptoms:
Ohio Gov’s Office: “Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took a test for COVID-19 as part of the standard protocol to greet President Donald Trump… Governor DeWine tested positive. Governor DeWine has no symptoms at the present time.”
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) August 6, 2020
If the nation had the same kind of testing as people who are going to interact with Trump get, this pandemic would be more under control. pic.twitter.com/lDyYc1i82x
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 6, 2020
DeWine was getting testing because Trump is insisting on going on campaign trips that are disguised as official presidential events to swing states like Ohio.
Instead of showing that life is getting back to normal in the United States, DeWine’s positive test revealed that Trump shouldn’t be traveling and trying to campaign. The Ohio trip is overshadowed by Mike DeWine’s positive test result.
Trump’s everything is fine political message has been smacked in the face by the reality that things are far from fine, and Trump can’t talk the coronavirus into going away.
Wherever Trump goes during the 2020 campaign, the coronavirus is one step ahead and waiting for him.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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