The news of Donald Trump’s positive for coronavirus comes at an especially inopportune moment for him, immersed in a delicate election campaign in which you play your re-election with polls so far favorable to his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, and raises a series of uncertainties like the celebration of second debate of candidates, scheduled for October 15.
Yes Trump looks at one quarantine 14 days, this will allow him to go back to active campaigning on October 15, with just two weeks to go before the November 3 presidential elections. We will have to wait to see how this situation affects the campaign.
One of the first uncertainties on the table affects the second debate between Trump and Biden, scheduled for October 15, just the day that the president’s 14-day quarantine would end. It is anyone’s guess, for now, the days of isolation that Trump will keep.
‘The New York Times’ also points out that if Trump falls ill – at the moment it is asymptomatic– this “would raise doubts about if he should continue in the campaign and stand for election“.
At the moment Trump has trip canceled campaign that he had planned for this Friday to Florida. The tycoon was supposed to give a rally at the Sanford airport but after the positive, his new agenda for the day only includes one phone call at noon of “support for the elderly vulnerable by covid-19”.
The president’s doctor, Sean Conley, said in a statement that Trump is “fine” and will fulfill its “functions without interruption” while undergoing a quarantine with his wife Melania. Both “are doing well at the moment and plan to stay at home in the White House during their convalescence,” said Dr. Conley.
Trump’s positive may lead to his efforts to move away from the electoral debate the coronavirus pandemic, a pandemic that he has downplayed on various occasions and that Americans believe, according to polls, that the president has not managed well. For months Trump has questioned the danger of covid-19, has questioned the opinion of scientists and has refused to wear a mask. Now all of this can bill at the polls.