After returning to the White House on Monday, Oct. 5, following his stint at Walter Reed Hospital, President Donald Trump said Americans are learning to live with the CCP Virus just as they did with the seasonal flu.
Through his Twitter account, he wrote, “Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu.”
“Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with COVID, in most populations far less lethal!!!” he added.
Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020
The same afternoon that he left the Walter Reed Military Medical Center, President Trump faced the cameras and deliberately removed his mask to show that he was free of the contagion.
Trump offered special thanks to the local medical staff, including the doctors, nurses and first responders who assisted him, from whom he said he learned much about the virus.
He also suggested that Americans not be afraid of the CCP virus. “Don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. You’re gonna beat it. We have the best medical equipment; we have the best medicines—all developed recently—and you’re gonna beat it,” Trump said.
In a video recorded hours after returning from the hospital, he also assured that the United States was the largest country in the world. “I stood out front; I led. Nobody that’s a leader would not do what I did, and I know there’s a risk, there’s a danger, but that’s okay. And now I’m better and maybe I’m immune, I don’t know.”
“We’re going back, we’re going back to work, we’re gonna be out front. As your leader, I had to do that. I knew there’s danger to it, but I had to do it,” the president said.
Steve Cortes, senior adviser to President Trump’s campaign, said on Fox News with anchor Laura Ingraham that it was not the president’s fault that he contracted the CCP virus.
Cortes said, “All precautions were taken,” adding that the real culprit in spreading the virus was the Chinese Communist Party.
The president’s return to the White House as well as his healthy appearance caused numerous criticisms among main media opposing his administration.
ABC co-anchor Joy Behar said, “This one just got out of the hospital with a million drugs in his system. I don’t think he looked very good.”
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said, “There he is, hair blown majestically. Reshooting the scene for his own ad. What a bunch of [expletive removed]” as Fox News pointed out.
Days ago, Cortes said, “There was not even one iota of the president feeling sorry for himself.”
Quoting the president, who was still in the hospital at the time, Cortes said, “He said we are going to win this campaign. He is still governing actively as President of the United States even from the hospital. We are fully confident that his recovery will be complete,” according to Fox News.