Now that the President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19, we can only assume that there will be an intense amount of finger pointing taking place within the mainstream media.
For the left side of the debate, there is some sort of poetic justice in the diagnosis, although only the most crass among them will admit it. They’ve spent months portraying Trump as an uncaring and unwilling leader when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, and there has been plenty said about the Commander in Chief’s historical take on COVID-19.
For others, however, the real concern has to do with how this diagnosis will effect the incumbent President’s chances at reelection, particularly now that his opponent Joe Biden has tested negative for the virus and plans to continue campaigning in full.
For Fox News’ Chris Wallace, the news prompted a scratching criticism of the Trump family’s behavior during Tuesday night’s debate, for which Wallace acted as moderator.
Wallace said, “In terms of what went on in the hall, it was curious. The Biden camp and Mrs. Biden, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, all their people all came in wearing masks and wore them throughout the entire debate. The Trump family came in, I’m told, wearing masks but then took them off once they sat down in their seats. That actually violated the rules of the Cleveland Clinic, which was in charge of all the safety issues inside the hall, which were that everybody except for the president, vice president, and I were not supposed to wear masks, I mean we’re supposed to wear masks. We were the only ones told we were not to wear masks.”
He continued, “Actually a safety person, a health person from the Cleveland Clinic came up to the first family when they were seated and offered them masks in case they didn’t have them and they were waved away. People in the hall noticed that they weren’t wearing masks, and everybody else in the hall was wearing a mask. When the debate ended, Mrs. Trump came over, walked past me. She was not wearing a mask. Mrs. Biden walked past me to her husband, and she was wearing a mask. So there was a difference in the way the two families and their camps treated the health safety regulations inside the hall.”
Wallace closed with a harsher tone:
“If there is one lesson from today, it’s here is the president of the United States who lives in the biggest bubble that exists on the planet, and he got it. Through no fault of his own. And so the answer is wear the damn mask.”
The President is said to be resting comfortably in the residential portion of the White House, working while experiencing “mild” symptoms.
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