The White House disguised a campaign rally as an official speech, but they couldn’t hide the fact that Trump could only speak for 18 minutes.
Here is Trump who is still sick with COVID claiming that the coronavirus is disappearing:
Trump falsely claims the coronavirus is "disappearing," then suggests the situation in the US isn't that different from elsewhere, saying, "very big flareup in Canada." Canada had about 2,500 new coronavirus cases on Friday, whereas the US had more than 58,000. pic.twitter.com/gzeHPZ2O6O
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 10, 2020
Trump said, “I want you to know the nation is going to defeat this terrible China virus as we call it, and we’re producing powerful therapies and drugs. We’re healing the sick, and we’re going to recover, and the vaccine is coming out very very quickly in record time, as you know. It’s coming out very very soon…Science medicine will eradicate the China virus once and for all. We’ll get rid of it all over the world. You see big flareups in Europe, big flareups in Canada, a very big flareup in Canada, a lot of big flareups, but it’s disappearing, and it’s going to disappear.”
The coronavirus is not disappearing, and Canada’s “flareup” was almost thirty times smaller than the number of positive cases in the United States on Friday.
Jennifer Jacobs reported that Trump could only speak for 18 minutes at the event:
“Get out and vote and I love you,” Trump said to South Lawn guests from White House’s Blue Room balcony in an uncharacteristically short speech of about 18 minutes, his 1st since coronavirus hospitalization. pic.twitter.com/GN5MdKYw39
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 10, 2020
Donald Trump, who thinks that he is healthy, could only last 18 minutes at a campaign rally that was disguised as an official White House speech. Trump looks sick, weak, and potentially incapable of being president.
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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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