POLL QUESTION: Has the President Taken COVID-19 Serious Enough?
Following the news that President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and had to spend the weekend at Walter Reed Medical Center, we want to know if you believe the president has taken the COVID-19 pandemic serious enough.
Many of the president's critics have voiced concern that he has downplayed the coronavirus and its significance to the American people. How do you feel? Please answer our poll question below:
The president actually broke the news himself on Friday about being diagnosed with the coronavirus when he tweeted out: Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together.
Reports over the weekend suggested that the president's symptoms got worse as Friday wore on, so much so that by Friday evening, he was transported on Marine One to Walter Reed Medical Center. By Sunday afternoon, though, the president was feeling well enough to venture outside to thank a group of people who were set up across the street from the military hospital and had been outside all weekend waving Trump flags and displaying their support for the president. Flowers have also been showing up and are piling up at the hospital's front entrance.
According to his doctors, the president could be leaving Walter Reed Medical Center sometime today. There are less than 30 days remaining until the election on November 3rd, so it will be interesting to see when the president will return to a normal campaigning schedule. He still has to quarantine for about another week.
Here is a video the president Tweeted out on Saturday night. He talks about some of the therapeutics he's been taking to fight COVID-19.