President Donald Trump has been confirmed with Covid-19


Kai Hetherington, Writer

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump have been confirmed to have contracted Covid-19  on Friday, October 2nd after choosing not to wear a mask during the pandemic. If we go all the way back to May then we can see that many White House officials have chosen not to wear masks. Many questions are being asked on whether the 25th amendment (A amendment that comes into play when the president holding power is not able to perform duties.) should be enacted in this situation. A White House senior administration official has stated that there would be no transfer of power, “The president is in charge,” from White House director of strategic communications Alyssa Farrah.

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley stated in an overnight mandatorium that the president is “Well” and would continue carrying out his duties without disruption,” Trump has also been exposed to people not wearing masks before he was infected. While walking into a hotel preparing for a debate a few blocks away, his Chief staff of meadows, his son Eric and his wife, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his campaign manager Bill Stepien all did not wear masks. President Trump has also bragged about not wearing masks while talking about Joe Biden at the debate on September 29th, stating, “I don’t wear masks like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from it, and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve seen,” 

Many people in the White House or closely related to it have contracted the Coronavirus, the first person being Katie Miller in May and many others, like Kimberly Guilfoyle who is in a romantic relationship with Donald Trump Jr. A fatal case has been reported in June with Herman Cain, a former political candidate, being hospitalized and later dying from the deadly disease. 

President Trump is considered to be at very high risk, being 74, which puts him at the age group where the Coronavirus is a deadly threat, and being 244 pounds which makes him obese would put him at an even greater risk. Dr. Conley has still stated that the president “ Remains healthy” even though he is at a giant risk, having two factors play against him.