Trump: ‘I Beat This Crazy, Horrible China Virus’
More than a week after testing positive for the coronavirus, U.S. President Donald Trump described himself Sunday as being “in very good shape” and said he was no longer taking any medication. “I beat this crazy, horrible China virus,” Trump said in a telephone interview on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” show. “It seems like I’m immune, maybe a long time, a short time, maybe a lifetime.” Trump said he had a “protective glow” after being treated with several medications during a four-day hospital stay and after returning to the White House last week. But he was not asked by interviewer Maria Bartiromo whether he has definitively tested negative for the virus that has now killed around 214,599 people in the United States and infected more than 7.7 million Americans. A short time after the television interview, Trump said on Twitter that he had received “A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday,” adding erroneously, “That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!”A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) A crowd of President Donald Trump supporters gather on the South Lawn to listen to Trump speak, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington.As he resumes campaigning, Trump is in a precarious political position, facing the prospect of becoming only the third U.S. president in the last four decades to lose election to a second term. According to aggregations of a wide range of national surveys, Biden has surged to a 10-percentage-point lead over Trump, although Biden’s edge is roughly half that in battleground states that are likely to decide the election.FILE – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives to speak at United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 951 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 2, 2020.One new poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News said Biden is ahead nationally among likely voters by a 54%-42% margin. The fivethirtyeight.com political web site said that its most recent 40,000 computerized simulations of the election show Biden winning 86 out of 100 times.