Trump aims to hold rally in Florida despite being Covid-19 positive, Internet slams POTUS: 'He's a sociopath'

The POTUS said during Sean Hannity's interview that he had not tested negative for Covid-19 since he contracted the virus and added: 'probably the test will be tomorrow' which is Friday, October 9


                            Trump aims to hold rally in Florida despite being Covid-19 positive, Internet slams POTUS: 'He's a sociopath'
Donald Trump (Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week, has made plans to hold a rally in Florida in the coming days after his physician, Dr Sean Conley, declared that the POTUS will be able to return to his "public engagements". “I think I'm going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we have enough time to put it together. But we want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida on Saturday night," POTUS told Fox News host Sean Hannity in a telephonic interview on Thursday, October 8.

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Trump also added that he was considering a second rally in Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 10. However, he did not state the exact locations for the planned events. The POTUS said that he had not tested negative for Covid-19 since he contracted the virus, adding that there was “no reason to test all the time”. He told Hannity, “probably the test will be tomorrow” which is Friday, October 9. Until the filing of this report, no news came saying Trump has been tested again for the virus.

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US President Donald Trump addresses a rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Getty Images)

 

Trump further added during the interview that medical experts treating him “found very little infection or virus”. However, there are two points in the 25-minute interview where the POTUS was heard coughing. He even muted his phone line once during the interview. Trump’s decision to hold a rally becomes a cause of concern as government reports show that viral shedding continues for about 10 days and even more after symptoms start in mild to moderate cases. As per the Centre of Disease Control, “Viral RNA shedding may persist over longer periods among older persons and those who had severe illness requiring hospitalization (median range of viral shedding among hospitalized patients 12–20 days).”

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The president's decision to hold the rally came after Dr Conley released Trump's Covid-19 signs for the first time since he became infected. It showed his pulse, blood pressure and blood oxygen level all within normal ranges. Dr Conley also said that the POTUS will be able to return to "public engagements" on Saturday, October 10, 2020 — barely a week after being diagnosed with coronavirus and being treated at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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As the news about Trump’s upcoming rally in Florida landed, it sent shockwaves in the Internet given the fact that the president has not yet recovered and also has many of his staff members infected with the virus. A user wrote, “He’s a sociopath.” Another concurred Trump has not learned his lesson. “He really learned his lesson, huh? Guess you have to have a brain to learn. Frigging idiotic fool @realDonaldTrump! Is he going to have to die before he gets it? Just totally insane! Some Irresponsible moron!”

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Another tweet read, “Let him have all the rallies he wants...I want to see him fall flat on his face on national TV when that 'Rona rages back with a vengeance.” CDC mentions that anyone who has had close contact with someone with Covid-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person. However, Trump who himself is battling the virus is ready to hold the rally evading such protocols. A user showed concern that Trump must have had two negative tests before heading for public engagements. “Trump hasn’t even been tested yet. Aren’t you supposed to have 2 negative tests within 24 hours apart.” Another wrote: “Donald Trump plans Florida rally on Saturday amid Covid test secrecy And nobody can stop patient zero from spreading the virus wow only in America!”

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