What was the first reaction you had to news that Trump had tested positive for COVID-19? Sadly, mine was who knows if he is telling the truth.
We have spent the last four years being bombard with lies from this man. He spends his days telling and tweeting the world that up is down, left is right, black is white, this is fake, that is a hoax and his faithful, those that Hillary Clinton so aptly named a “basket of deplorables” are either too stupid to know the difference or too embarrassed to admit it.
So, does Trump really have COVID-19? Hell, who knows but with Trump there are a bunch of hell who knows. Is he a billionaire? Is he smart? Does he owe the Russians or Saudi Arabia or both $421 million? Has he had a stroke? Is he a drug addict? Does he really weigh 225 pounds? Hell, who knows.
If you look at the progression of how this all unfolded yesterday it is pretty convenient. Hope Hicks gets it. If there is anyone in Trumps very small orbit that would do anything to protect him it is Hope Hicks. Then Trump goes on Hannity last night to start the ball rolling telling the Deplorable nation about the situation with Hicks (the set-up). Then two hours later he tweets: Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
So, does Trump really have COVID-19? At this point here are the possibilities:
- Trump has COVID.
- Trump is lying to avoid looking like a loser in another debate.
- Trump is lying to set up a medical resignation (and pardon) to avoid getting his ass kicked by over 100 electoral votes and thrown in prison.
- Trump is going to make a miraculous, powerful, magnificent recovery, ejecting bleach and hydroxychloroquine to prove to the world “This is a flu. This is like a flu.”
The one characteristic any elected official should be able to provide the people they represent is trust. Unfortunately, we haven’t experienced any level of trust with Trump or his administration during his entire term. So, does Trump really have COVID-19? Sadly who knows.