After not wearing a mask and getting infected with COVID-19, Trump blames God, not himself

Trump Dilemma: How to Campaign While Infected with COVID

October 08, 2020

WHITE HOUSE - With less than a month before the election, President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis has returned the pandemic to the forefront of the presidential race. While his administration sought to project an image of a president who is recovering quickly, his campaign is working to frame his illness as an electoral asset.

In a video released Wednesday evening, Trump called his illness a "blessing from God." He highlighted the drugs he said have helped him "a lot" and characterized them as "a cure."

“Trump is trying to portray himself as a kind of Superman,” said Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is “vanquishing the virus, while also downplaying the deadly quality of it to make his administration's failed approach look better,” he said.


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