President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus Wednesday, March, 11, 2020, in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
A bit of breaking news regarding the Wuhan coronavirus.
President Trump interacted with, including shaking hands and standing right next to, an aid to the Brazilian president just five days ago. This happened at Mar-a-Lago.
Well that could be a problem https://t.co/xuDjoEQDfP
— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) March 12, 2020
While I have no doubt Trump gets the best health care in the world, it’s still still jarring to think he could be infected right now. For comparison, just this morning, Justin Trudeau’s wife started experiencing “flu like” symptoms after returning from London. The spread of the Wuhan coronavirus appears to be widespread and there seems to be no gap between the poor and themes powerful among us. We’ve already seen dozens of government officials from other countries test positive.
Trump should probably just get tested (if he hasn’t already) and let the chips fall. Any attempt to delay or give the impression that he’s covering something up will only start a firestorm he doesn’t need right now. If Trump were infected, I suspect the majority of the American people would rally around him.
Regardless, everyone needs to continue to be smart and take precautions. Panic helps no one, but doing your due diligence can only help matters.