The President is ill. How ill? We just don’t know right now.
What we’ve been given thus far are a number of conflicting reports, from a number of combative individuals, who all seem to have disparate ideas of just what the heck is going on at Walter Reed. Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, seemed to contradicted early statements being disseminated by Trump’s own physicians with more ominous stats and news.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany seems to be simply annoyed with the press, which may have been something the media earned but in no way helps the American people know what to feel right now.
Twitter – oh, don’t get me started on Twitter. The entire social media universe seems to be speed-Googling every single medical word that comes out of anyone’s mouth today, and then scrolling down to the side effects portion of WebMD trying to find some new angle from which to attack the President.
But there is at least one thing that we do know: The American people are not too impressed with the President’s preventative precautions.
As President Donald Trump remains hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after contracting COVID-19 this week, nearly 3 out of every 4 Americans doubt that he took seriously the threat posed to his well-being nor the steps necessary to avoid contracting the virus, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday.
In two separate questions, an identical 72% said that Trump did not take the “risk of contracting the virus seriously enough,” nor “the appropriate precautions when it came to his personal health.” The poll was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel on Friday and Saturday, following Trump’s positive test early Friday morning.
The President remains hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical center on Sunday night, after taking a brief tour around the hospital in his motorcade to wave at supporters who had gathered to wish him well.
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