The US election campaign is intensifying. On Tuesday, Donald Trump and opponent Joe Biden faced off in the first televised duel of the 2020 presidential election. The president was accompanied by his very attractive consultant Hope Hicks, who tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after the event. When this became known, the incumbent president and his first lady, Melania Trump, also made a test. Donald Trump revealed on Friday morning that both had also tested positive for the coronavirus.
TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS CORONAVIRUS INFECTION ON TWITTER
He added that he and his wife will be quarantined. The White House announced that the president will continuing the business as far as possible.
No one knows what this infection means. After Tuesday’s embarrassing appearance, which outraged many U.S. citizens around the world, the illness of the debate over Trump’s misconduct could take some wind out of the critique’s sails.
TRUMP IN QUARANTINE
On the other hand, the corona infection also poses a threat to Trump, because he belongs to the so-called risk group due to his age, overweight, and his hypertension.
Therefore, the quarantine will not allow him to participate in the planned further campaign events. Without any doubt, this will result in a loss of votes. Of course, the election rallies currently take place just with little live audience. Moreover, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence have to compete against each other in TV in 5 days. Thus, Trump has some time to recover. However, the appearance of the president in public is a crucial factor for any election in the United States.
TRUMP’S FAIL AND HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS
More serious, however, is the fact that Donald Trump played down the seriousness of the pandemic for a long time. Also, during the TV duel this week, he was again amused by the fact that his opponent Joe Biden always appears wearing a mask in front of running cameras.
Of course, his supporters are certainly showing compassion for the president. But his opponents are using the new situation to expose Trump’s irresponsible handling of the virus. In no country in the world is the infection and death rate as high as in the US. Now, the infection of the man at the highest office underlines his fail, and his wrong policy.
RESPECT & DIGNITY
While a certain heme is spreading in many places, the Trump opponents in particular must be handling this new situation respectfully. Immediately after the president’s illness was brought to light, some Democrats openly showed their malicious joy. However, this queries their own approach. Because, from the beginning they made a plea for a respectful and serious dealing with the pandemic and the concerned people.
Of course, the vast majority of people all over the world hopes that there will be a change of power in the US. But, certainly, everybody should wish the incumbent president and his wife a good recovery at this moment.
We stay tuned.