Donald Trump chooses ‘denial, risk, ignorance’ after contracting COVID-19, CNN reporter says

Donald Trump chooses 'denial, risk, ignorance' after contracting COVID-19, CNN reporter says

Donald Trump is not slowing down after contracting the deadly coronavirus. In fact, the president has been planning his next campaign move just over a week after testing positive from COVID-19.

Donald Trump has no plans to sit at home and wait after testing positive for COVID-19. His physician has already cleared him to return to the public schedule after he tested positive for coronavirus. And the president has three campaign rallies next week.

Donald Trump chose familiar tactics

CNN political reporter Maeve Reston commented on President Donald Trump’s move after his coronavirus diagnosis including his scheduled campaign rallies next week. For her, Trump has not learned after contracting the virus, and as he continues to endanger the Americans with his public outings.

“But nine days after he announced his coronavirus diagnosis — and hours before his physician said he is no longer considered ‘a transmission risk to others’ but did not say he had tested negative — Trump chose his familiar tactics of denial, risk, and ignorance,” Reston wrote.

She added that instead of mitigating risk, the POTUS wants to push three campaign rallies next week in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Iowa.

Trump and Joe Biden’s second debate canceled

Donald Trump and Joe Biden were supposed to have their second presidential debate on Oct. 15. But the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced on Friday that it was canceled.

CPD decided to have a virtual format after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. They suggested a town hall format where Trump will be answering from the White House and Biden from a location of his choice.

However, Trump decided to turn down because he didn’t like the new format.

“It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22,” the CPD said.

Trump allegedly wants to dodge the debate

When Donald Trump announced that he and his wife Melania tested positive for coronavirus, the Twitter users had various speculations. Some claimed that he was just faking it because he wanted to avoid the second presidential debate.

However, Trump’s campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh made it clear that the president still wants to have a final debate against Biden but without the commission’s interference.

“There’s nothing that says that President Trump and Joe Biden can’t debate together without the overlords at the commission having a say in the matter. We would be glad to debate one-on-one without the commission’s interference,” Murtaugh said.

 

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