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.

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