President Trump recently tested positive for COVID-19. He was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center and will be discharged later today. But that hasn't stopped him from tweeting political hot takes about COVID-19.
Earlier this afternoon he tweeted that Americans shouldn't "be afraid" of the virus.
I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of C… https://t.co/fFk0atUvqI— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1601923041
However, to date, COVID-19 has claimed nearly 210,000 American lives, has killed more than 1 million people globally, and there have been 7.4 million cases in the U.S. alone. In reality, the disease has been deadly and is definitely something we should be worried about.
In the United States, this past Friday, we hit the highest mark of positive daily tests — at more than 54,000 cases — since mid-August. States including Utah, New Jersey, Michigan, and Minnesota are recording more than or nearly 1,000 new cases a day.
If Trump's latest tweets are any indication, the president may continue to downplay the virus even as he recovers from its effects.
https://t.co/0Bm9W2u1x7— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1601846199