Off-the-top-of-my-head theorizing regarding the late-breaking news about President Trump’s health. Happy, light thoughts: rational Republicans are ecstatic that the president has a legitimate external reason to skip or cancel the upcoming debates. Darker, more sober thoughts: the president has another reason to push for a “delay” in the election.
Caveat: in addition to being a political scientist, I’m a science fiction writer, so I often theorize far beyond the probable.
For those who haven’t heard the news: senior presidential advisor Hope Hicks tested positive for Covid-19 Wednesday. About 1am Friday, President Trump Tweeted “Tonight, [Melania] and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately….”
At the moment, I’m watching CNN live and occasionally jumping to the other news channels. More data in this CNN article.
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I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist — and based on the number of those around him also claiming to have had positive test results, it’s extremely unlikely — but watching President Trump’s rapid release from the hospital, his doctors’ completely uninformative press conferences, and his helicopter photo-op return to the White House just now, my brain immediately leapt to the question of whether or not he ever actually had Covid-19. Yep, once again, four years of his lies and attempts to make us question everything we know to be true has resulted in me questioning whether he (or anyone around him) can ever tell the truth. Good move, Donnie.