Donald Trump appears to have contracted COVID-19

Donald Trump, the man who sentenced well over 200,000 Americans to death when he purposefully downplayed the severity of COVID-19 and refused to take coordinated action, appears to have now contracted the disease himself.

Having read more than my fair share of Shakespeare, I’d always thought that this incredibly surreal chapter in American history would end with Donald Trump being stabbed to death inside the White House by a member of his own family. Now, though, I’m thinking that all of this, of course, has to end with Donald Trump on a ventilator, without his makeup, making a deathbed confession on live television. [I’m picturing it playing out like the scene in Return of the Jedi, where we see the sick, pale and bloated Darth Vader without his mask for the first time.] The only thing more appropriate would be if a section of his shitty fake wall collapsed on him during a rally.

I should mention that there are some who don’t believe that Donald Trump actually has the disease. I’ve heard it suggested that Trump, who has consistently lied about his health through his presidency, could just be claiming to have contracted COVID-19 in order to cancel the coming debates, get a sympathy boost in the polls, and perhaps make the case that the election — which is now just 32 days away — should be postponed. Personally, I think he does have it, but I suppose anything is possible in this post-reality world which we now inhabit. [Here’s a thought. What if he doesn’t have the disease, but just saw this as being a believable story line that would allow him to step down as president prior to an election which he knows he’ll lose, and receive a pardon from Pence?]

Here, as long as we’re on the subject, is Donald Trump, this past Tuesday night, mocking Joe Biden for wearing a mask. [Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that he didn’t give the disease to Biden during the debate.]

One thing we can be sure of, if Trump survives this, he will be even more of an insufferable prick, going on and on about how COVID-19 isn’t so bad, how manly he was in facing it courageously, etc.

As for how Trump got the disease, we’ve heard over the past several hours that both RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and Trump senior advisor Hope Hicks had tested positive for the disease earlier in the week. It should be noted that Donald Trump, in spite of knowing that he’d been exposed, continued holding fundraisers during which he refused to wear a mask. And, no, for those of you who might be wondering, Donald Trump’s campaign did not let anyone on the Biden team know about the President’s exposure prior to their meeting on the debate stage. Not only did Donald Trump not warn Joe Biden of his exposure, but, as you saw in the video above, the President actually mocked his opponent for wearing a mask. [The Cleveland Clinic, where the debate took place, has a requirement that everyone must wear a mask. The Trump family and their staff refused to comply.]

The saddest thing about all of this, of course, is that it made everyone forget about the audio that just came out of our First Lady, Melania Trump, saying, “Who gives a fuck about Christmas?”

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  1. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    Melania and Hope Hicks have also tested positive.

  2. John Brown
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    I hope he survives, barely, for the gallows walk.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    How many cycles?

  4. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    But does he? He’s desperate because he’s set to lose. Great excuse to delay the election.

  5. Jean Henry
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Pence is negative. I honestly do not want to deal with a President Pence for anystratch of time. Better the enemy we know.

  6. Jean Henry
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Anonymous– Can you explain your question in layperson terms?

  7. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    What does John Barr, Jr. think of all this?

  8. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    My always simplistic thoughts
    Karma is a bitch
    Fake news, setting us up
    Who had this for the October Surprise?
    Looks like false negatives might be a problem with the new instant tests
    This sure has wiped the news clean of his debate performance, his embrace of white nationalism, his taxes, the failing economy and Biden
    Is it possible for Trump to generate real sympathy?

  9. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I hope the virus will be okay.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:12 am | Permalink


  11. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    This Doctors tweeter feed is following events pretty closely. I also just saw where they are reporting Trump is showing cold like symptoms and is lethargic. It seems like if he just got the virus from Hicks yesterday that he is showing symptoms awfully quickly.

  12. Anonymous
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Fake news

  13. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    There are suggestions that Hicks was suspected of being positive earlier than official reporting indicates. You know Trump couldn’t resist getting close to her whenever possible. She’s very attractive (on the outside anyway). She’s been in his orbit every single day. He may be well into his infection and showing symptoms. Let’s soak those Big Macs in Lysol.

  14. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    The good news is he’s an expert. He doesn’t need a doctor.

    He should try hitting the body with light.

  15. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    And have you seen the list of people on that plane? All his kids except the youngest son. Steven Miller, Jim Jordan, Jared. Fuck em all.

  16. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    HW has made it clear that the tests are too sensitive. Trump probably doesn’t have COVID-19.

    Where is HW when we need him?

  17. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Paging Doctor Warlord. Doctor Warlord. Please report to the current thread.

  18. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Prolly added a few cycles to make sure he didn’t get a false negative of course.

  19. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    So it’s not a real case. He doesn’t have COVID-19. Thank you.

  20. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    If you can’t detect viral RNA with a proper number of cycles that would tend to be the case.

  21. Jean Henry
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    “Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.””

    I guess he believed his own misinformation. Karma’s a bitch. I hope he drinks bleach.

  22. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Are all the porn stars and prostitutes being tested now? I’m worried about them.

  23. Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    He should have listened to his own advice. If he had never gotten tested, he would never have gotten it!

    I know a lot of folks are saying that he is faking to get out of the debate but you know, in order to do that, he would have to have the self-awareness to realize how badly he lost the debate the other night. I don’t think he is capable of that.

  24. EOS
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    There are at least ten instances of misinformation in this thread about “Trump”. He is the driver of misinformation only because his opponents lie – a lot.

  25. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    100 grams of hydroxychloroquine, STAT!

  26. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    He went to a private fundraiser with a bunch of one percent Republicans even while feeling sick. Ronna Romney McDaniel is positive and showing symptoms as well. Good thing they’re all so smart.

  27. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Hey Warturd, how does it feel to be a fucking laughingstock like your idiot president? You see that the entire farce is crumbling by the minute. That must hurt your butt. It’s over for this con man. His base doesn’t like losers and he officially is one.

  28. Anonymous
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    OK, we can celebrate now. Biden has tested negative.

  29. Posted October 2, 2020 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    EOS, your inability to see Trump’s lies and those of Q make me question your ability to judge if what his opponents say are lies too.

    Oh thank goodness Biden tested negative! Harris did too. Whew. If Trump killed Biden with this COVID, I would be furious.

  30. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    GOP Senator Mike Lee of Utah has tested positive too.

  31. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I thought we were gearing up civil war but we may not have to if all the Republicans just die.

  32. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    This is eerily reminiscent of Oct. 2016 and everyone knows what happened right after that. The latest declas about Hillary Clinton not just paying for Russian disinfo but coming up with the idea herself ought to be making you shut the fuck up and think about what you have done but nooo; it’s psycho freakout time.

    The Mueller failure made you shut it for quite a while by your standard but for some reason you have to go back to the most asinine and bellicose behavior of anyone I have ever met. Looks to me like you are going to get steamrolled by all kinds of real-world events that belie every single thing you have said. I am looking forward to seeing it.

  33. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Q says you’re a dick

  34. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh no, congress condemned Q! Lots of repubs too. What is Q going to do?

  35. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I said you will get more and more frantic as events continue to go my way and begin to ramp up in intensity. I was correct. I have been correct about a lot of things. You want civil war for a major defining one. You want the USA at war with millions of regular citizens you somehow try to tar as white supremacists. The communist (both) antifa and blm have done their worst to force it to occur but have failed to get an all-out racial civil war started. Maybe that is because real Americans of all colors are horrified by the thought of it.

  36. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    371-18, with one GOP member voting present.

  37. Demetrius
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Ugh. I feel like this just heaps an additional bit of uncertainty and risk onto what was already a frightening (and frankly, shitty) time in our history.

    I don’t mean to wish anyone ill, nor to doom-script … but the fact is that Trump is an obese, 70-something year-old man. What happens if Trump gets really sick? Legally, can Pence somehow become the Republican nominee, or would people be expected to vote for/against an incapacitated man?

    How would Trump’s supporters react if he becomes gravely ill? How might this impact the ongoing (accelerating?) national polarization and unrest?

    “Stand back, and stand by,” indeed.

  38. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Trump is being moved to Walter Reed Hospital out of an abundance of caution. He will be working out of an office there.

  39. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Trump now has fever, cough, and congestion in addition to the fatigue reported earlier.

  40. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Demetrius, If Trump dies or becomes incapacitated, Pence becomes either President or acting President. That all ends Jan. 20th. Only people on the ballot can be elected. As far as I know Pence is only on the ballot for Vice-President. The electoral college electors can vote how ever there individual states allow them to vote. I believe there was a recent Federal Court case that affirmed that “rogue” electors are illegal. (I’ll have to check that again).
    I think if Trump dies, or is obviously incapacitated the Republicans are screwed. Much as the Democrats will be if this happened to Biden—one of those reasons to NOT nominate old white men.
    At this point over a million folks have voted. Official ballots are in folks hands. The die is cast.

  41. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    taking experimental drugs, “working” from the hospital. Does not sound particularly good to me. They lie all the time, so admitting that he has “mild” symptoms, now a fever–the virus must have a pretty good hold on him. Bolsanaro is nearly 30 years younger, Boris (wanabe Trump) is 20 years younger and it nearly killed him. Meanwhile my buddy Vlad (67) evidently has the tightest restrictions for people coming around him–don’t see him out there doing photo ops, pretending the virus is no big deal. In fact I read the other day that Moscow was going back into lockdown because people are not taking the virus seriously enough.

  42. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I thought there was a recent decision. Supreme court no less

  43. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    If he’s in very bad condition, they’ll sneak him to Walter Reed in a car, so he isn’t seen.

  44. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I’m beginning to figure out the October Surprise. There were recently some articles about Republican state would not appointing electors that correspond with the popular vote. The articles were all in the nature of how the Trumper would engineer a “coup”. It maybe that they were preparing for the need to replace Trump. We may have Justice Kagan’s decision, which empowers state legislatures (basically) to choose electors.
    We know that “disruption” is the essence of successful capitalism–bringing those same tactics to politics?

    And then again, this is probably another one of those stochastic events that only the dot connectors see conspiracies.

  45. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    they will take him in a helicopter. Since Walter Reed is a military installation, there will be no reporters.

  46. wobblie
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    I love this lady.

  47. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    The media did not see Trump go from the White House to Marine One. They may have not permitted a camera on the lawn.

    The President may or may not be in Marine One.

  48. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Now they are showing him from the back getting on Marine One.

  49. Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I think Trae Crowder has a pretty good take on what this all means. He is right, there are only three outcomes to this and none of them are good.

    1. He doesn’t have bad symptoms and we will have to listen to his base act as if that is the proof that COVID isn’t a big deal (despite over 200k dead)

    2. He gets really sick and uses it as a reason to delay the election. I am not sure if he can do this though but I wouldn’t put it past him to either try OR to use it as a reason for claiming the results are not fair if he loses.

    3. He dies. A bad outcome

  50. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Now they are showing Trump give a thumbs up and a wave as he exited the White House. So it does appear he is not in rough condition.

  51. iRobert
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    The administration was wise to have Trump film a short video before he left the White House to say thank you and reassurance that he’s doing alright.

  52. Bob
    Posted October 2, 2020 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m not the world’s biggest Nancy Pelosi fan but I think it would be fantastic if she were acting President for even a short period as this inevitable legal battle wages. The right wing would really shit themselves even more than Trump usually does

  53. Elviscostello
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 1:25 am | Permalink

    Add Kellyanne Conway to the list.

  54. Posted October 3, 2020 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    GOP Sen. Thom Tillis tests positive for coronavirus

  55. Posted October 3, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    A friend’s husband was at that Rose Garden event that they are now thinking may have been where all those folks picked up the virus. He was wearing a mask so fingers crossed!

    Mask up folks! Especially now that our conservative court has reduced Whitmer’s powers. Oh and for those who wonder, the Dems running for positions on the court are Bridget Mary McCormack and Elizabeth Welch.

  56. iRobert
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Ron Johnson, the Republican US Senator from Wisconsin has tested positive for COVID-19 also.

  57. iRobert
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Former NJ Governor, Chris Christie has tested positive.

  58. Jean Henry
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    RBG exacts her revenge on those motherfuckers…

    No she was far to politic for that. Maybe it’s just biology which tends to favor those who believe in science.

  59. Bob
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Given that God works with a purpose, perhaps he doesn’t like the Supreme Court pick. God is definitely pro choice.

  60. Bob
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    So long Chris Christie. That fat fuck will be closing bridges in hell fo sho.

  61. Anonymous
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    How many cycles, HW Jr? Is this all fake diagnoses? Why are they isolating then? I thought nobody died from it.

  62. Wobblie
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Principles matter

  63. wobblie
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    This is interesting. Trump has probably had the virus since before the debate

  64. wobblie
    Posted October 3, 2020 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Idiot relying upon “Honor” when it comes to this sleeze bucket

  65. EOS
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    The guy is over 70 with multiple factors that put him at an increased risk. He may very well recover in 10 days and kick ass in the next debate. What effect do you think this would have on plans to continue to lock down the entire nation?

  66. iRobert
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Yeah, Trump may come out this a whole new person; intelligent, honest, competent, moral, sane, mindful.

    What? It could happen.

  67. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:17 am | Permalink

  68. iRobert
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I whole-heartedly support HW’s campaign to get people to not believe they have COVID-19 just because they rest positive for small traces of the virus. I especially would like to see the Administration continue to disregard the supposed threat. We have EOS on board now. Don’t believe the hype.

  69. Wobblie
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    If only every American over 70 got the same level of medical care that we give this psychotic murderer.

  70. iRobert
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    I’m sorry, I didn’t say that well.

    Just because they test positive for small traces of the virus, doesn’t mean they have COVID-19.

    The administration is making too big of a deal about some meaningless positive tests. They should just go about their business as usual.

  71. Bob
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Warlord, you are just a sad loser. Pathetic conspiracy monger.

  72. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    It is great to see you are unable to respond to the scientific knowledge I have posted. You are sticking with the withering psychological assault. That’s your only weapon.

  73. iRobert
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Trump’s going to kick ass in the next debate. He’ll rant over everyone, Biden, the moderator, and anyone else. It’s an excellent strategy.

  74. iRobert
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    I’m on your side, HW. I want to see your message spread far and wide. I’ve been making phone calls to registered Republicans explaining it to them. I leave voice messages reading Q droppings when they hang up and I call them back. With regard to COVID-19 I tell them it’s a hoax. Don’t believe the hype.

  75. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 10:04 am | Permalink


  76. EOS
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    After being told by the state Supreme Court that she can’t declare a state of emergency and then bypass the legislative branch and issue all encompassing decrees for everyone in the state, Gov. Witmire issues another degree that she will ignore the constitution for another 21 days. What an egomaniac.

  77. EOS
    Posted October 4, 2020 at 1:19 pm | Permalink


  78. iRobert
    Posted October 5, 2020 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    It’s the China virus. Should have never happened.


  79. iRobert
    Posted October 6, 2020 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Gee, I wonder why Trump hasn’t been administered the miracle treatment, Hydroxychloroquine. Any ideas, HW? EOS?

  80. Posted October 8, 2020 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Whoa, the NEJM has an editorial which they don’t usually do! These folks know about healthcare and they are not happy with Trump’s failure here

  81. Posted October 8, 2020 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Are you still breathing, EOS?

  82. Posted October 25, 2020 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Now members of Pence’s staff are testing positive for COVID-19. Those idiots can’t even keep the virus from spreading in their own offices. Their moronic supporters think they’ve done a good job.

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