Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Late Thursday night/early Friday morning (Oct. 2), the 74-year-old President of the United States revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus.
Earlier in the evening, the racist in chief revealed that he and his wife were quarantining since he had been in contact with Hope Hicks, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday and had been in close contact with the President and multiple members of his inner circle including Jared Kushner.
“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!,” tweeted Trump a little before 11pm ET.
At that point speculation was running rampant due to the radio silence afterward. The jig was easily in sight since as POTUS he has access to the fastest of COVID tests so “waiting for test results” was extra fishy.
Then at 12:54 AM what many had expected was announced.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!,” tweeted Russia’s preferred President.
Needless to say, what happens next is anyone’s guess. Trump was due to have one of his super spreader event rallies in Wisconsin on Friday, which happens to be a coronavirus hotspot.
This may be a plot twist in 2020, but who didn’t see this coming? Twitter is going honeybaked ham with this news with plenty of slander aimed at the irony that the guy who called the pandemic a hoax actually caught the Rona himself.
Peep some of the online commentary below.
“BET YOU WANNA” wear a mask now 😩😩😩 https://t.co/jp6NTiGztO— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 2, 2020
Mr. President—if these reports are confirmed, I wish you and the First Lady well. I hope this is a wake up call that this virus is not a hoax or something cured by injecting bleach.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) October 2, 2020
We need a plan, not the same divisive, dangerous rhetoric. https://t.co/9AfimT16EF
Donald Trump said on tape in February in an interview with Bob Woodward that covid was real. He said it was deadly. But he continued to behave publicly, with full complicity by his team, his campaign and Republican governors like it was all a fake. Well ... covid is very real.— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) October 2, 2020
Trump: “COVID-19 is a hoax.”— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) October 2, 2020
In a speech just hours ago, Trump vowed the “end of the pandemic is in sight.”— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) October 2, 2020
Now he’s tested positive for coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/MwmiKifA0F
God bless the president and the first lady. If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery — and for everyone infected, everywhere.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 2, 2020
This virus is horrific and merciless — no one would wish its wrath on anyone.
We must get its spread under control. Enough.
trump in the bunker playing many men— 🦧 (@JayZOverrted) October 2, 2020