President Trump said that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus, throwing the U.S.’s leadership and November election into uncertainty. The president’s physician said he was “well” and would stay isolated in the White House for now. https://t.co/x5559J4lTI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 2, 2020
The New York Times wasted little time in prognosticating that President Trump’s Covid19 diagnosis will have adverse effects on his campaign.
The paper said the next two debates between Mr. Trump and VP Joe Biden will be all but cancelled due to the diagnosis.
“It’s almost certain that the remaining two debates between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden will be canceled or drastically changed. The next one is scheduled for less than two weeks from now, on Oct. 15, and medical guidance would most likely keep the president isolated until then.”
The mainstream media began pushing the narrative almost in unison, that the next two debates should be cancelled within minutes of the end of the first debate Tuesday night.
The NYT also said Mr. Trump will no longer be campaigning because of the diagnosis.
“And after having gone forward with the rallies he craves, despite rules against large gatherings in many states, Mr. Trump will not be able to leave Washington during a final, crucial stretch of the campaign.”
President Trump revealed that both he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid19 early this morning via Twitter.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020