Friday, October 2, 2020

The Biggest News of the Day

Donald and Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19. Read about it in the New York Times: "Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus."

Trump at a rally on Wednesday in Duluth, Minnesota
Photo: Erin Schaff | New York Times


  1. from Sept 18 a Pakistani newspaper
    Josh Marshall
    Sep 18, 2020
    Can't see everyone, obviously. But watching the video of the Wisconsin event it looks like virtually no one is wearing a mask and it's being held in a county that is in the midst of a major outbreak. Awesome.
    Trump’s October surprise will be the announcement of “his infection.” Fake, but quite dramatic. This twist will blow Biden off the screens, the “Trump COVID watch” dominating every minute of every day. Then, 14 days later, Trump will emerge, 100% cured by hydroxychloroquine.
    3:51 AM · Sep 18, 2020
    truly unbelieably convenient and once again he controls the media

  2. Oh, come on. Trump and his team have for months been lax and stubborn about taking basic precautions against contracting a highly contagious airborne virus and have, unsurprisingly, contracted said highly contagious virus.

    In other words, occam's razor is useful here: don't assume malign intelligence where simple incompetence is more likely.

    Also, you can find "evidence" on twitter for anything.

    Also, what's the point in including that you found the tweet above in a "Pakastani newspaper?" It's a tweet. It's on twitter. Creating an association to a foreign newspaper seems like a cheap attempt at xenophobic scaremongering.

    1. Agreed. They've been reckless for months. It was just a matter of time.

  3. The October surprise was how long it took for him to become infected. It was just a question of when, not if.

  4. The timing is convenient. What's worse: if he dies or gets better? Food for thought.