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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2020
Trump Says Catching COVID-19 Is A ‘Blessing From God’ After It Killed More Than 212,000 Americans

Despite contracting the virus himself and the ongoing outbreak in his White House, Trump continues to downplay COVID-19 and even said that catching it was a “blessing from God” as more than 212,000 Americans have died and the virus surges.

Trump said that getting coronavirus was a “blessing from God” as the virus continues to surge and more than 212,000 Americans have died.

CBS News: “Trump returns to Oval Office, says it's a ‘blessing from God’ that he got COVID-19”

CNN: “Only two US states report a decline of new cases and nationwide hospitalizations are increasing”

USA Today: “COVID-19 cases rising in 39 states – 9 months into the pandemic: 'We are overwhelmed'”
Trump downplayed the coronavirus by falsely claiming he is not “contagious at all” and didn’t really need drugs to beat it—despite requiring over $100,000 in treatment.
TRUMP: “I don’t think I’m contagious at all.”

ABC News: “He portrayed his hospitalization as having been unnecessary and suggested he could have ‘would have done it fine without drugs.’  ‘I didn’t have to go in frankly, I think it would have gone away by itself,’ Trump said.”

New York Times: “President Trump spent three days in the hospital. He arrived and left by helicopter. And he received multiple coronavirus tests, oxygen, steroids and an experimental antibody treatment. For someone who isn’t president, that would cost more than $100,000 in the American health system.”
Meanwhile, the coronavirus continues to spread throughout his White House and has even put our national security at risk.
NBC News: “All but one of military's Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after admiral tests positive”

Wall Street Journal: “On Tuesday, officials confirmed that the military aide to the president, one of several military officials, who carries the so-called football that contains the nuclear launch codes, also tested positive.”

ABC News: “34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo”

The Daily Beast: “On the same day President Donald Trump acknowledged contracting the coronavirus, the White House quietly informed a veterans group that there was a COVID-19 risk stemming from a Sept. 27 event honoring the families of fallen U.S. service members, the head of that charitable organization told The Daily Beast.”
Yet Trump and his White House are still not taking proper safety measures to contain the virus and continue to put more people at risk.
CNN: “Two White House officials concede Trump has not been tested daily for coronavirus”

ABC News: “Trump returns to Oval Office despite isolation rules, infection risks”

CNN: “The White House isn't abiding by policies designed to control the pandemic, infectious disease expert says”
The White House continues to mislead about Trump’s health and refuses to provide basic information.
Washington Post: “The White House again refused on Wednesday to say when President Trump last tested negative for the novel coronavirus, leaving open the possibility that he potentially exposed dozens of people to the deadly virus before the announcement of his positive test early Friday.”

Washington Post: “Contradictory and confusing White House statements offer an incomplete picture of Trump’s health”


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