Trump loses his voice at Arizona rally, says Covid-19 'didn't feel too great' but he 'didn't like to admit that'
Trump also mentioned his plan to make Regeneron available for everybody for free and referred to his own Covid-19 treatment, while saying, 'It wasn't therapeutic. It was a cure'
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA: At a rally in Arizona, on Monday, October 19, President Donald Trump told his followers that he "didn't feel too great" after testing positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago. He had to spend three nights at Walter Reed after his diagnosis. The 74-year-old admitted that he was not feeling well but added that he “didn't like to admit that,” as reported by The Sun.
Trump also boasted about his power and position and claimed that someone at his stature has “a million doctors" to work towards getting him to feel better. While addressing the crowd at the Prescott Regional Airport, it seemed that he was losing his voice. POTUS also mentioned his plan to make Regeneron "available for everybody for free."
Reportedly, Regeneron is not a cure of the coronavirus, it is actually an experimental antibody treatment, which was allegedly given to Trump when he was diagnosed. The drug is not available for everyone now since it’s still in the testing process and its safety and effectiveness are yet to be determined. "For me, it was a cure. It wasn't therapeutic. It was a cure,” the Republican leader said.
Earlier in an interview with Fox News, Trump spoke about the medicine and said: “I took a certain medicine that was very miraculous to me – and I really don't think it's just in the head. I just felt very good. You would have sort of a sore throat, but I felt really very good after taking this for a period of time. It’s a transfusion, not a shot. I’d like to send it to everybody. We're going to send it to everybody free of charge."
Besides his Covid-19 talks at the rally, Trump also condemned CNN for “only covering the pandemic”. Called the media company “dumb bast**ds”, he said: “You turn on CNN that's all they cover. Ovid, Covid pandemic, Covid. They're trying to talk everybody out of voting. They're not buying it, CNN, you dumb bast**rds." He continued that “all” the CNN host Chris Cuomo spoke about is the deadly virus before he cast doubt on his coronavirus diagnosis. Cuomo was tested positive earlier this year. Trump added: “I'm not sure he had it. Only time his ratings were up, was when he had Covid."
Trump tested positive in late September and was soon rushed to Walter Reed medical center in Maryland for treatment. Along with him, a number of White House staff members, including the first lady, Melania, their son Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Chris Christie, Kayleigh McEnany, and Hope Hicks also contracted the infection. They all got infected after an event at Rose Garden for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Dr Anthony Fauci later said, “I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded – no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask. When I saw that on TV, I said, 'Oh my goodness. Nothing good can come out of that, that's got to be a problem.'"