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posted by takyon on Friday October 02 2020, @05:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the very-busy-contact-tracers dept.

[20201002_054327 UTC: Added c|net link and quote.--martyb]

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849

Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!

A report from c|net adds:

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memorandum late Thursday that the president and first lady were "both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence."

The announcement of the president and first lady's positive coronavirus test results came just hours after the revelation that top White House aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus as well. The president indicated in an earlier tweet that he and the first lady had begun the quarantine process.

Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

Trump tests positive for COVID-19 after his adviser and confidant Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus

c0lo adds: Dow futures plunge more than 500 points after Trump says he tested positive for coronavirus


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  • (Score: 2) by SpockLogic on Friday October 02 2020, @11:58AM (13 children)

    by SpockLogic (2762) on Friday October 02 2020, @11:58AM (#1059832)

    Hope he gets the full Covid experience, wouldn't want him to miss anything.

    Old and morbidly obese, mmmmm ....

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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:17PM (#1059861)

    https://i.redd.it/p3mqx91n3oq51.jpg [i.redd.it]

    Liberals get played again.

  • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Friday October 02 2020, @01:48PM (1 child)

    by HiThere (866) on Friday October 02 2020, @01:48PM (#1059876) Journal

    No. I hope he lives through it. And refuses to resign as a candidate. And gets declared incapacitated around January 1. Bonus points if Pence also turns out to be infected and is also declared incapacitated one day later. (And was too sick to do anything while acting pres.)

    Otherwise things get a bit dicier than I prefer. (As a bonus he'll then get to experience the after effects.)

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    • (Score: 2) by SpockLogic on Friday October 02 2020, @10:05PM

      by SpockLogic (2762) on Friday October 02 2020, @10:05PM (#1060136)

      I didn't say I want hm to die, I don't. A quick death would be much too good for him. I want him to have a long painful illness and become a "long-hauler".

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Tork on Friday October 02 2020, @02:42PM (6 children)

    by Tork (3914) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:42PM (#1059905)
    My fear is that he'll be asymptomatic and think COVID is a big load of nothing, thus reopening to tragic results.
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    • (Score: 0, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:19PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:19PM (#1060056)

      what a stupid bitch. it doesn't matter how deadly a disease is. the fucking government has not rightful authority to close anything except their own buildings. something you slaves and bootlickers are going to find out the hard way, evidently.

    • (Score: 2) by black6host on Friday October 02 2020, @11:09PM

      by black6host (3827) on Friday October 02 2020, @11:09PM (#1060159) Journal

      Even if he's really sick do you think we'll be told? No. If he lives then it will be "I survived it, twas nothing but a scratch..." I don't wish death on him but I do hope it takes him out of the race. Of course he'll say he wants a do-over because he wasn't well enough to campaign but that's just Trump being Trump.

    • (Score: 2) by crafoo on Friday October 02 2020, @11:15PM (1 child)

      by crafoo (6639) on Friday October 02 2020, @11:15PM (#1060163)

      All the actual data shows it is a big load of nothing. You would know this if you were not blinded by your political partisanship. Which, I might add, is making me lose respect for quite a few people in this thread.

      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Tork on Saturday October 03 2020, @12:32AM

        by Tork (3914) on Saturday October 03 2020, @12:32AM (#1060191)
        Facebook memes are not "data".
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Remmy on Friday October 02 2020, @03:29PM

    by Remmy (4050) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @03:29PM (#1059929)

    And low income group, another risk factor.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @06:53AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @06:53AM (#1060265)

    Facts matter. Trump is NOT morbidly obese.

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/may/19/nancy-pelosi/no-he-not-morbidly-obese/ [politifact.com]

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:00AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:00AM (#1060287)

      But he is morally obese. Fat fuck of a fucking difference that it is . Fat fucker, getting fat on loans? Mortally obese, most likely.