US President Trump was flown by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical Center to be treated for coronavirus. The White House says the president is fatigued and suffering from a low grade fever. First Lady Melania Trump and several White House staffers have also tested positive. The diagnosis comes just days after a contentious debate with Former Vice President Joe Biden. Both Biden and his wife tested negative for the virus on Friday.
CGTN’s Toby Muse reports.
Joining the discussion:
- Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for the political publication, “Roll Call” and host of the “Equal Time” podcast.
- John Burnett is the Managing Director and Founder of 1 Empire Group.
- Nate Lerner is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Build the Wave.
- Dr. Kate Tulenko is the CEO and Founder of Corvus Health.
Official says masks will still not be mandatory at the White House, even after president tested positive for the virus. The official described facial coverings as “a personal choice,” despite overwhelming evidence that they help stop spread of virus. https://t.co/l9wGB4pTVj
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It’s one of the world’s most popular theme parks, but even then, the Magic Kingdom couldn’t beat the coronavirus. Walt Disney is laying off over 28,000 workers at their parks. See the latest. https://t.co/6LRantAd1U pic.twitter.com/RlWyjz4gBA
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