2020-10-02 11:16:10

Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Months of Downplaying Virus & Mocking Biden for Wearing Mask

Just days after mocking his presidential rival Joe Biden for regularly wearing masks, President Donald Trump has revealed that he and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are entering 14 days of isolation.

For months, Trump has downplayed the severity of the pandemic, which has killed over 200,000 Americans. President Trump is 74, has elevated blood pressure, and is over the threshold for obesity — three factors linked to higher morbidity and mortality among COVID-19 patients.

For more on the pandemic and Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, Democracy Now! speaks with Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. 

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

 

2020 Election Amy Goodman Coronavirus Covid COVID-19 Democracy Now! Donald Trump Dr. Monica Gandhi Free Speech TV Joe Biden Melania Trump Pandemic United States Virus

Health

The David Pakman Show

Fauci Unloads, Not Surprised Trump Got COVID at Superspreader Event

Fauci Unloads, Not Surprised Trump Got COVID at Superspreader Event

Rising Up With Sonali

New Doc Examines Trump’s Failures On The Pandemic

New Doc Examines Trump’s Failures On The Pandemic

Democracy Now!

Herd Immunity: Is It a More Compassionate Approach or Will It Lead to Death or Illness for Millions?

Herd Immunity: Is It a More Compassionate Approach or Will It Lead to Death or Illness for Millions?

The David Pakman Show

Mitch McConnell Laughs When Confronted for COVID Failure

Mitch McConnell Laughs When Confronted for COVID Failure

Know Your Rights, Voting On Election Day.

Know Your Rights, Voting On Election Day.

The Randi Rhodes' Show

DR. NO

DR. NO

Trump & Biden on the Issues: Healthcare

Trump & Biden on the Issues: Healthcare

The Thom Hartmann Program

Republicans are Engaging in Voter Suppression AND Deletion

Republicans are Engaging in Voter Suppression AND Deletion

Related

The Randi Rhodes' Show

DR. NO

DR. NO

Trump & Biden on the Issues: Healthcare

Trump & Biden on the Issues: Healthcare

The Stephanie Miller Show

The Stephanie Miller Show - 10/23/20

The Stephanie Miller Show - 10/23/20

The Thom Hartmann Program

Republicans are Engaging in Voter Suppression AND Deletion

Republicans are Engaging in Voter Suppression AND Deletion