I hope everyone notes that Hope Hicks was showing symptoms of Covid-19 and was diagnosed Wednesday night. She had been in frequent close contact with Donald Trump. But did Trump quarantine himself?
I’ll give you one guess. According to WaPo, on Thursday “Trump and his entourage flew to New Jersey, where he attended a fundraiser and delivered a speech. Trump was in close contact with dozens of other people, including campaign supporters at a roundtable event.”
Trump knew he was strongly exposed to someone who is definitely contagious. And yet he still went around exposing dozens of other people at campaign events. Trump must be extremely desperate to raise money for his campaign.
The people who I don’t understand at all are those Trump supporters who attended his events today even after the news broke that he was exposed.
Just call it evolution in action.
And why did it take from Wednesday night until Friday morning for Trump to announce test results that showed that both he and his wife were infected? I know people who got test results back much faster than that.
UPDATE: Doesn’t that sound suspicious? Either he knew earlier and didn’t care if he spread disease and death to his followers, or else he doesn’t actually have Covid-19 (OMG he lied! Who would think he would do that?). Maybe he realized that he totally screwed up the debate and needed an excuse to avoid doing additional ones.
Or maybe this is just one more example of Trump doing a crazy thing to get attention, so he can push the bad news about the debate, the Supreme Court (he surely hated that two women — RBG and then Amy Coney Barrett — were getting more attention than him), plus (and most important) the release of his taxes.
Did it work? Had you already forgotten about his taxes?