After his three-day stay in hospital, US President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters from the balcony of the White House. He announced that he would defeat “this terrible China virus” – and continue his election campaign. However, it is unclear whether it is still contagious. US President Donald Trump has appeared in public for the first time since his return from hospital. “I feel good,” he said in front of several hundred supporters who had gathered under a balcony of the White House. The president, who had been hospitalized for three days for an infection with the coronavirus, did not wear a respirator when he appeared. “I want you to know that our nation will defeat this terrible China virus,” Trump said in front of the cheering supporters. Most of them wore masks, but did not adhere to the rules of distance at the outdoor event. “It will go, it will go,” Trump said of the virus that has killed more than 210,000 people in the United States – and that has cut his chances of re-election.
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“Go out and vote – and I love you,” Trump told his supporters, many of whom wore bright red peaked caps that read “MAGA” (Make America great again). Trump’s 18-minute speech was mainly about law and order. The corona diagnosis suddenly interrupted Trump’s election campaign just a few weeks before the presidential election on November 3rd. While the incumbent had to recover, his Democratic challenger Joe Biden completed several campaign events in key states. The former vice president is ten percentage points ahead of the incumbent in national polls. Biden was also able to expand his lead in the states that make the elections. Trump himself is growing impatient to come out of the White House after his Covid 19 illness and to address the people directly again. “The president wants to be there,” said Hogan Gidley, spokesman for his campaign team, Fox News. Trump wants to “address the Americans directly, without the filter through the media”. On Friday, Trump told the broadcaster that he had been retested for the virus. However, the result has not yet been published. This leaves the question of whether the Republican is still contagious.
An election campaign appearance in Florida planned for this Saturday will now take place on Monday. In addition, Trump’s campaign team announced two more campaign events in the coming week. Trump wants to perform on Tuesday in Johnstown in the key state of Pennsylvania and on Wednesday in Des Moines in the state of Iowa. Concern about the development of the election campaign is growing in the camp of Trump’s Republicans. “If people are angry on election day, we could lose the White House and both chambers of Congress,” said Republican Senator Ted Cruz. “That could be a bloodbath.”
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