Donald & Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus last night

Trumps Depart for Cleveland, OH for the First Presidential Debate

Before I went to bed last night, I saw the news that Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus after feeling ill mid-week. They were making a big deal about how Hope had been traveling on Air Force One and she had been in close, maskless proximity to the Trumps and to White House senior staff. I honestly didn’t think much of the news, because we’ve heard this story before – people in the White House have been testing corona-positive for months now. So what’s different this time? Um…

It’s some kind of weirdness if it turns out Hope Hicks is the one who passed the karmacorona to the Trumps. Weird because… Trump has been throwing superspreader Nazi rallies for months, and those events are always full of screaming, maskless idiots, just like Donald Trump. He’s absolutely been exposed to it before, or at least been in close proximity to corona-positive people. He’s a senior citizen who continuously insists that he’s in perfect health and that he’s absolutely not having a series of mini-strokes. He’s morbidly obese as well. It could get really bad.

Anyway, yes, karma and lies. Trump was *just* making fun of Joe Biden for wearing a mask during the debate. Speaking of, I really hope the Bidens are tested today. Please. I’m saving my prayer circle candles for the Bidens’ health and the Harris family’s health.

Some are saying the campaign is effectively over? Does this mean Karmacorona Trump is canceling the next debate? Hm. His Nazi rallies are absolutely on hold for the time being.

Hope Hicks traveling with the president and senior staff this week:

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The superspreader Nazi rally in Minnesota on Wednesday:

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    And now I am worried about Joe Biden. The amount of spittle on that stage. As for Trump (unless it’s some elaborate scheme in order to avoid further debates and be able to say “it was nothing, just a flu”) I hope he suffers greatly, but doesn’t die.

    • Emma33 says:

      Joe’s campaign managers and staff have been really, really careful with him. He would be so unlucky to get it (unlike Trump who has basically been living in a cloud of virus for months).

      • Tanguerita says:

        I know. What i mean is the debate – they were on the same stage in close proximity of each other and Trump screamed all the time, his poisonous saliva flying in all directions. he might have been already positive by then (even though he tested negative before the debate – it takes at least 72 hours for the virus to properly “show up”). So yes, I’ll be worried for another three days.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Biden’s tests came back neg., for him AND Jill. So HOORAY!!

        As for Tangerine Traitor and his See You Next Tuesday of a wife, well… like the SomeCards card put out: “I have no f*cks to give…the field is empty!”

        WOULDN”T surprise me in the least if this is a ploy to get out of the upcoming debates, for him AND Pulseless Pence (who KNOWS Kamala will make mince meat of him), and for Bubba Gums, who has an upcoming “date” with the NY AG. God knows, in LESS THAN 12 HRS. Traitor’s campaign had this out as a FUNDRAISING LETTER, for what they’ve always termed a Hoax.

        Love the Karma bus… all on boooooooooooard!

      • Plus says:

        Chris Wallace said on air, “no one is in a more secure bubble than the President”. Ugh. Nooooo. Thankyou celebitchy for stating the accurate truth re trump living in the virus cloud, making fun of masks & encourage gross AF spittle exchange. ewwwww

    • The Hench says:

      Yes, my initial, cynical reaction was to wonder if it was true. Seriously, I put nothing past these people. I can see a scenario where he says he has coronavirus to keep him out of the debates but he then makes a miraculous recovery, thereby underscoring how healthy and fit he is and how the coronavirus is nothing to worry about just before polling day. Then I kicked myself for assuming something so low. I am, however, enjoying the outpouring of hilarious schadenfreude on Twitter.

      If he does have it then, yes. I seriously hope he hasn’t infected Joe Biden. Sheesh, what next?

      What think the American Celebitches? Looking forward to your comments when you guys wake up.

      • Liane says:

        Your thought process matches mine. Though I haven’t reached the kicking myself stage. :-)

      • smcollins says:

        @thehench This American has zero trouble believing Trump & his campaign would stoop that low as a strategy for winning the election, but hopefully the majority would see through the charade (or as Trump would say “hoax” 🙄) leaving only his boot-licking base that are insanely ride or die for this fool no matter what anyway. I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist but the timing is indeed suspicious. We’ll just have to see how this all plays out.

      • Meime says:

        I thought the exact same thing. And I still kinda do. Because it’s not anything lower than he’s already done. And ya know what? If his idiot supporters can have their INSANE tin hat conspiracy theories that make zero sense I can have my totally plausible one. I’ll have to actually see him visibly I’ll to believe this.

      • Poisonella says:

        I can’t care about anyone who did not wear a mask. His family at the debates refused to wear a mask even after they were asked! Can you imagine how po’d those high dollar supporters at last night’s gala must be- crowding in for photo ops- hoping to touch the hem of his garment! The health department better make sure they quarantine and hopefully it doesn’t spread to the innocents around them.

      • CN says:

        I’m with you @Hench. I find it hard to believe that they have Covid. Even just his announcement about it on twitter seemed off. It was too soft, polite, nice, this isn’t Trump’s MO.

        Also, doesn’t this somewhat knock the wind out of Biden’s campaign. Effectively for the next two weeks all everyone is going to focus on is Trump, his recovery or lack thereof.

        I predict a miraculous recovery thanks to hydroxychloroquine.

      • Claire says:

        Your thought process mirrors mine, The Hench, and it just makes me think we’re all being psychologically tormented by how insane our lives and politics are right now. Melania says f*ck Christmas, Trump has COVID, and we’re so constantly targeted with misinformation that it’s hard to take any of it in. Go home, 2020: you’re drunk!

      • Mel says:

        Yeah, there’s a big part of me that wants to scream bullsh*t.

      • josephine says:

        My first reactions: it was a lie to avoid debates; it was a lie so he can quit the race and try to avoid more criminal probes into his behavior.

      • Other Renee says:

        Hench, I had the exact same thoughts. This would be his way of saying, “It’s no worse than a cold or mild flu! Nothing to see here! Dems hoax! Open the economy!” Plus he’d get out of further debates. These people are evil.

      • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

        I thought the same. Because he has had COVID-19 before, remember when he tested “positively towards negative”?
        They’re pretending he has it so that he doesn’t have to do anymore debates.

      • Ann says:

        For once, I think he’s telling the truth – he’s positive. He would never lie about not being in 100% perfect health, the best health any man on earth has ever possessed. He’s going to go nuts locked up in the White House. He’ll try to postpone the election (and will not succeed.) Pence and Kamala will still debate. The karma is exquisite.

      • Mel M says:

        @The Hench- MTE as well. Pretty much the exact same thing I texted my husband last night when I saw the news. He is desperate and obviously there is nothing he won’t do so of course it’s possible.

      • Traveler says:

        @Other Renee……………..your words were exactly the first thing I thought when hearing this. He will claim he had it, it’s nothing, those that died were ready to die anyway – no big deal, big hoax. Added bonus is he gets out of debates (and further humiliation).
        I have become so jaded that I believe this could easily be a charade of his advisors’ making after they saw him in action at the debate. We seem to be in an epic battle between good vs. evil. The rethugs have crossed the Rubicon.

      • tealily says:

        The idea that we even find ourselves questioning whether the President of the United States is lying about having a deadly virus or not is just… I just… this man has no business being in office.

      • snappyfish says:

        I don’t believe he has covid as it is too convenient. It stops the White Supremacy nonsense, it stops the debate meltdown review and gives him a reason not to attend the next debate. It stops the Tax Return reporting and distracts from Melania’s tape recordings that have been released. I am expecting him to say he had “the hardest most difficult symptoms of all time and & beat this like the pu$$y and hoax it is.” Now Melania is mostly plastic so I don’t worry about her but doubt she is around him enough to get it. They did hold hands the other night & he tried to get her to hug him & she wouldn’t.

        If he does have it I hope he is miserable and I hope he is scared. I do want him to recover (again IF he actually has it) because I personally want him to waste away in prison.

      • Mel M says:

        @snappyfish- yes to all of that. A post on FB from Chris Hillery puts it perfectly.

      • clomo says:

        My thoughts too, when you lie so often, well shouting “Wolf!!!!” doesn’t impress me anymore when it comes from his mouth.

      • M.A.F. says:

        This is what happends when one spends 4 years crying wolf.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Trump is a narcissistic liar, and I assume everything he says is a lie until proven otherwise. So I think he’s lying about Covid — maybe as an excuse to cover up for a more serious health problem (like a stroke)? Or, so he can show up in week and say “See, I told you Covid was nothing more than the flu,” or some other nefarious reason. I will only believe Trump actually has Covid when he dies from it. God willing.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        He’s such a flaming narcissist that he would never go along with pretending to be sick (=weakness)- he’s been playing tough guy all along and thinks his insubstantial debate bullying won the debate for him. Even though he lies as he breathes, he’s not lying about this. Walter Reed Hospital is not his staff, and the primary updates are coming from his slimy personal physician. He (Rump) was reported to say, ” Am I going down like Stan Chera? Am I?” He was referring to his NY friend who died of COVID in April.

        Die, or be crushed in a landslide election and then indicted in NY state.

        I don’t really care, do u?

    • Juls says:

      Would Trump lie to the world about having this virus? To avoid any more debates? Yes, yes he would. I wonder if he realizes this shuts down his Nazi rallies. Or maybe he really does have it. Fingers crossed that Mitch McConnell was breathing Trumps air recently.

      • Tanguerita says:

        YES. Moscow Mitch and Meadows, and Amy Barrett. Every single one of them.

      • Chartreuse says:

        I wondered this exactly. Could he lie about having it as it plays more to him? Maybe.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think he is capable of lying about this, but I don’t think he is.

        His campaign’s strategy was to tell everyone the virus was essentially over, the economy is coming back, and things are returning to normal. He can’t play that line while infected, and it ensures that COVID-19 will be THE topic for the election. He is now a person with “pre-existing conditions” by having the virus, so it keeps health care in the headlines as well.

        Already today, Pence has taken over a call with Governors that Trump was supposed to be on. They say he has symptoms. This might actually be real.

    • Miranda says:

      I know so many people who survived the disease, but still have lingering effects months later. Some of them are likely facing a lifelong ordeal. I’m totally fine with Trump being one of them. Though really, how will we be able to tell? He’s been stumbling and wheezing and slurring, looking and sounding generally unwell for a while now…

      • CrazyHeCallsMe says:

        It’s infuriating to know that Trump and his cronies have access to the best health care to help them combat Covid. The rest of us not so fortunate. We have to take our chances with a hit and miss overstretch health care system. The Dems need to ramp up the messaging about the hypocrisy of the health care issue. Drive home the fact that Trump & the GOP are still trying to take away what little health care we have, yet when they get sick they get 5 star treatment.

    • BabsORIG says:

      It has been reported that Joe and Trump were standing withing the recommended distance social distancing so hopefully Joe is alright.

    • Sigmund says:

      Yes, he needs to live so he can be charged for his crimes once he’s no longer the sitting president.

    • Noodle says:

      In one of my community Facebook groups, in response to the news, someone posted the Ghanaian pallbearers meme (the men who dance while carrying the coffin), with the caption “My boys and I are standing back, and standing by”. Perfect, perfect response.

    • Becks1 says:

      My first thought was for Joe Biden as well. I hope he stays safe and healthy. WE NEED YOU JOE.

      I don’t think this is a ploy on Trump’s part, because it means he cant hold his rallies and campaign, and that’s the only part of being president he likes.

      • Emerald Crystal says:

        Karma is a bitch and her name is Corona. I thought about the hoax theory, as well, for the sympathy vote. But Trump is too narcissistic to admit anything less than perfect health, unless it’s true. My two cents worth theory is that he is going to be left with permanent damages from the virus and he will have an excuse to retire gracefully from the White House as Potus. Of course, this will all be on the condition that Pence offers a full pardon of any wrongdoing. Then the Drumphs disappear quietly into some right wing country in Europe. But who knows, there could be a 2nd October surprise. I hope not. My anxiety level is code red as it is right now.

    • Betsy says:

      Not that it’s a guarantee, but the humidity was pretty high in Cleveland and I’m hoping that that plus the distance will have kept Biden safe while he was unmasked.

      I mean I have so little to hope on that I’m grasping at straws, but that’s where I am.

    • julia says:

      He’ll survive, and he’ll survive better than any human has ever survived before, because he’s a strong survivor, and surviving is for the strongest of the strong. If he even has it.

    • Nic919 says:

      Biden and his wife tested negative. There may be another test, but he was wearing a mask so this is a good sign.

      Also I am inclined to believe this is a game by the Dumps. I put nothing past them. Nothing.

    • Rosina says:

      Here’s the thing.

      No matter how cavalier the President may have been acting in public, you can be sure that behind the scenes all steps were taken to protect him from catching the virus and yet he still did. This tells us that it’s much more contagious than we can imagine.

      The President is going to be fine. As President he’ll be treated with the most successful experienmentally available treatments, which currently we’ll simply not have the capacity to offer to everyone.

      The real danger is that the President will use his priviledged experience of the virus to suggest that it’s not as deadly as it actually is and as a result cause the deaths of 10 of thousands more.

  2. Elizabeth Regina says:

    I wish them a very speedy recovery. So they can be alive to watch people vote them out of office. That’s all.

    • StartupSpouse says:

      I’m calling it now: this is going to become a Weekend at Bernie’s situation.

      • josephine says:

        The Republican party would be much better off with him incapcitated. They must want him out of the race because he’s a tremendous liability at this point. Those who would vote for him would never vote for a Democrat. And those who are on the fence would be much more likely to vote for someone like Pence. So they are better off as a party without him imo. I wondered whether this was his excuse to drop out.

      • Danielle says:

        I wished someone could have done a “Weekend at Bernie’s” with RBG. :(

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        OMG I TWEETED THAT SAME THING!!! Even if he dies, we won’t know about it until AFTER the last votes are tallied and announced.

    • Arpeggi says:

      Nah, I want him to have it rough so that he can’t claim that it’s just like a cold and that there’s nothing there… But I want him to recover in time for his prosecution

      • LadyMTL says:

        I was reading about this on another site, and one of the commenters there basically said the same thing – they want him to get really sick, but not die. Then after he’s (fingers crossed) lost the election he’d be healthy enough to be prosecuted, and so on.
        That pretty much summed up my feelings about it all.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Exactly. It can’t be like Bolsonaro. BoJo is younger, exercises more and ended up in ICU; Trump is old, obese (240lbs? Yeah right!), moves as little as possible, has high BP: he has to get sick!

      • clomo says:

        You and I think alike.

  3. Miranda says:

    Did anyone else here take tap when they were a kid? Grab your shoes, we’re doing “Good Morning”!

  4. Emma33 says:

    I hope this is all true and Trump isn’t lying so that he can a) claim that coronavirus is no big deal, b) get out of the debates and c) get a bit of a sympathy swing a la Boris Johnson.

    If it is true, I’m still concerned. If Trump gets moderately or seriously ill, then what will happen to the campaign? This is a debacle.

    • Lozface says:

      I just had all the same thoughts as you below. Although, I numbered mine haha

      It really feels like there’s something more sinister behind this. I hope I’m wrong and I hope he doesn’t get through this lightly.

    • jwoolman says:

      If he’s lying about having COVID-19, maybe he’s setting up to blame getting the virus in case he loses the election.

    • Bryn says:

      I dont doubt that he would lie because he lies about everything. But i dont think he would give up his nazi rallies for anything

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        @ Bryn, he is definitely sick as you said, he would never give up his Nazi rallies. They have already canceled his rallies for the next week, but they don’t know how long he will be in quarantine. It should be 10-14 days which is quite a bit of time for him to be off of the road.
        But I agree with everyone here, that he becomes sick enough to feel the full effects of COVID and he has lasting after affects. But no, I hope he doesn’t die either because I want his to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
        As for the Malania tapes, I recommend you google it as on the link the tapes do not download very well. But Melania’s comments are sickening and she is an embarrassment of the position of First Lady. She is bitching about preparing for Christmas and is stating that the children that are coming over the boarder have been prepped and that they are not in any form of danger, like WTF? Is she THAT ignorant that people do NOT suffer from violence in other countries from gangs? That teenage kids are being kidnapped and the families are further subjected to violence and intimidation that this is all a farce? She is undeniably just as bad or worse than her husband!! Her only redeeming quality was that she wanted to reconnect the mothers with their children but that it was up to the courts and the law. But she is in the position that she could persuade her husband to reconnect the families, but instead she doesn’t use the power that she has to do it, so she is just as guilty as her husband is!!

    • ItsJustBlanche says:

      Same.

    • Christin says:

      All three possibilities have crossed my mind, due to lying being more common than not with these people.

      Why did they continue with last night’s event, which was around the same time the “f&@$ Christmas” audio was hitting the news. The timeline seems oddly beneficial to shift the headlines.

    • clomo says:

      I would put nothing past that scheming ogre, but is him having this good for him? It will make those on the fence, see him as more a fool with his talk. But him pretending to have it and saying it’s no big deal would be his style 100%.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Nothing. The Constitution and the Amendments are quite clear on how this works. Election Day goes on as plan.

  5. Alissa says:

    I’m feeling a lot of schadenfreude. my thoughts have not been charitable to him, to say the least. I do not hope he gets well, and I do not hope it isn’t a serious case.

    not what everyone was expecting for an October surprise!

    • Sigmund says:

      It can be serious, but we want him to live. There’s a lot for him to answer for (including major tax evasion) after he leaves the presidency.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Someone on Twitter on September 18 predicted this would happen in October. I just can’t remember who and I have three back to back telemeds this morning and can’t go looking.

      • JC123 says:

        Someone replied with the tweet under the official announcement. It’s from @JohnCammo: “trump’s October surprise will be the announcement of ‘his infection.’ Fake, but quite dramatic. This twist will blow Biden off the screens, the ‘trump COVID watch’ dominating every minute of every day. Then, 14 days later, trump will emerge, 100% cured by hydroxychloroquine.”

    • clomo says:

      Moi aussi, I have never seen a man in need of a wake-up call more in my life.

  6. Powermoonchrystal says:

    I am skeptical. I dislike that this makes me sort of a conspiracy theorist for this particular topic, but I do not put it past him to use it now to avoid more debates and later say he is so healthy that he survived it at hid age (or worse, to say it was just like the flu). If he has it, I hope Biden and his family are ok.

    • Ashipper says:

      I feel exactly the same way.

    • Miranda says:

      I’ve also been uncomfortable with the fact that Trump has turned me into something of a conspiracy theorist, but my God, the past 4 years have been one big gaslighting Groundhog Day.

    • Chartreuse says:

      I feel same. I think it’s fake. Ugh

    • Darla says:

      I don’t think it’s fake, but I totally understand believing that, and also, I don’t rule it out. I can’t rule anything out with this guy. But I think he’s got it.

      • Nina says:

        I’m inclined to believe that this is true for several reasons:

        1. Apparently he’s showing some mild symptoms, and I don’t think the WH would lie about that, because he has his “strongman” reputation to uphold.

        2. Lying about having a virus that he’s been downplaying the threat of for months would make him look even more stupid than he looks on a daily basis.

        3. Why drag Melania into this and say that she has it too if this were just a ploy for him to get out of the debates?

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Melania wants to disappear right now because those audio tapes are starting to “leak”. This first one, she’s saying “F#ck Christmas”. Not great for his Evangelicals.

  7. Florence says:

    I think he’s lying to avoid debating and to delay the election.

    But, shrug, if he’s not, do your worst corona. An evil despotic right-wing corrupt racist isn’t human. I feel no guilt wishing him the worst. You lock kids in cages, you deserve all the karma coming your way.

    Hope Biden is OK though.

    • Silver Charm says:

      Yep. That he was so forthcoming about this makes me sure he’s lying about it. I don’t think he made announcements when other staff members got it so why Hope?

      My guess was that he’s going to your hydro-whatever as a cure but the debate avoidance also makes sense.

      • Miranda says:

        Well the hydroxychloroquine didn’t PREVENT him from getting it. Maybe he lost faith in it and will switch to some other bullshit “cure”. A lot of his QAnon fanboys seem awfully fond of that Miracle Mineral Supplement. You know, the stuff that’s basically concentrated bleach that makes you poop out your stomach lining…

      • Lightpurple says:

        Please put Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in isolation immediately until January 20. We must protect her at all costs.

    • Juls says:

      Everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie. Dumpty says he has caronavirus. Has it been confirmed by a medical professional, or is his 1 a.m. tweet all we have? I am very skeptical. He will literally lie about anything and everything. If this popped into his head and he thought it would further his evil, selfish purposes, then yes, he would lie.

      • Sarah says:

        We’re so conditioned by the lies and chaos, would we even believe whatever doctor they send out?

      • MsIam says:

        Wasn’t it confirmed by that same quack doctor who claimed Trump is in perfect health? I wonder what Dr. Fauci is thinking right about now, lol?

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Someone in my feed put out a Fauci meme, the one with him in his chair by his pool (in the sunglasses) saying: “TOLD YA MOTHERF*CKERS” lolololol

    • Arpeggi says:

      I want him to get a bit lower than the worst, I don’t think risking having a Pres Pence is a good thing. And I want him to be prosecuted after he loses. But if he gets handicapped as a result, I really don’t care, do U?

    • M.A.F. says:

      They won’t delay the election nor can they. It goes on as plan.

  8. Lozface says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Where do I even begin??? My husband and I have been glued to CNN all day (in Aus) from the moment of the Hicks news and beyond.

    I have so many thoughts… 1. karma. 2. What if it’s fake for a whole number of reasons… 3. For sympathy. 4. A way to leave the race without losing. 5. For him to recover and say it’s just like a cold. 6. To get out of the debates.

    Or in usual Trump style to distract from something else!!!!

    My husband said today ‘is it bad to laugh? Nah, its the same as Satan getting it.’

    The number of people in that circle that have been exposed is huge!!!! Will be very interesting.

    Fingers crossed Joe & Jill are ok!

  9. C-Shell says:

    So, I get up at 3:30 to let the dog out. Wee Fergus and I head back to bed, and I think, what the heck, I’ll just look at Twitter real quick since I went to bed early Thursday night …

    Dan Rather, who also went to bed early after Tweeting that the October Surprise needs to be identified by date and which Twilight Zone episode it most closely resembles, will be waking up any minute thinking WTAF??!!

    Conspiracy theories abound, but I read that the doomsday planes are in the air, so I tend to believe the Trumps really are infected, probably also Pence, Amy Whatshername, and McConnell, who’ve been traipsing all over the Capitol.

    I worry for Joe, Jill, the Harrises and Nancy, but they do consistently wear masks so 🤞🏼.

    • Chartreuse says:

      What are the doomsday planes? Or is that a metaphor?

      • C-Shell says:

        “ The Doomsday plane is an unofficial denomination of a class of aircraft which is used as an Airborne Command Post in an event of nuclear war, disaster or other large scale conflict that threatens key military and government infrastructure.” Per Wikipedia. Basically to communicate with the ballistic missile capability and give go-no go orders. Sorry if that’s an over-simplification.

        It’s now being reported that the planes launch/flight was already planned and the timing with the announcement of Trump’s COVID infection is a coincidence. 🙄

      • Busyann says:

        Apparently they flew over DC and Oregon this morning because we’re at risk now and this is supposed to be some type of deterrent? Who knows.

    • Chartreuse says:

      Cshell holy crap that seems OTT for this? But wow. And thanks I should have googled but didn’t

  10. Sinéad says:

    If Trump and Biden both get a bad case of coronavirus does that mean *checks notes* that Kanye West is the only one left on the ballot? 🙈 Holy sh1t!!!

    • Powermoonchrystal says:

      This got a laugh out of me, but it would be a very 2020 thing to happen, and really terrifying if true. I have read the VPs can stand in or that the parties can choose at that point. We need some US celebitchies with knowledge to clarify.

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you for the laugh! I needed that, definitely ‘peak 2020′ as they say.

      Now I’ll go back to worrying about whether this is some kind of conspiracy and when he’s trying to achieve.

  11. Jess says:

    I’m so torn on how to feel, 200,000 of our people are dead and it’s partially his fault. He knew this virus was deadly and he didn’t do anything but laugh it off and say it was a hoax, so sure a part of me wants that poetic justice and for covid to take his sorry ass out. On the other hand I think he’s lying to get sympathy for the election. He acted like a fool at the debate and got busted not paying taxes, covid is a great way to deflect from all that. We’ll get nonstop coverage of poor Trump and his recovery, and he’ll come out of it just fine so of course his followers will then say SEE IT’S NO BIG DEAL.

    • Emma33 says:

      Either way, whether he is lying or not, this is bad news. As you said, if he’s lying he gets to deflect attention from his last terrible week with the debate and his taxes. If he’s not lying, he gets sympathy. And, if he dies, then Pence might get elected! None of this seems good to me.

    • Nonartistic Diane says:

      The only thing with the him pandering for sympathy logic is….Who in their right mind would feel sympathy for him getting this? Outside of his base? There are over 200,000 Americans dead from this, which he shrugged off… repeatedly. Too, it makes him look really weak, and hinders his rallies which gives him life. However the man lies like breathing. I’m not sure what to think…

  12. Liz version 700 says:

    Polls came out yesterday showing his post debate numbers as Biden 47 Trump 45. Could he be lying to stop the bleeding after his crazy show? Absolutely. He may also have it I mean he has been refusing the most basic protocols. Do you guys think he could really get a sympathy vote?

  13. Bibi says:

    I hope Joe’s good!!!!
    Karma’s a bitch but i don’t wish anything bad to anyone. Just win the election Joe. I hope this is not his own fake news and a conspiracy not to have him in front because polls are decreasing at this moment. And he’ll attempt something weird to keep power

  14. Mamasan says:

    He will say anything to be the center of attention. Not buying it.

  15. Lucylee says:

    Medications recommended:
    Lysol cocktail
    Bleach injection
    UV Light 💡delivered as an enema

  16. Teebee says:

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist by nature, but I am cynical as the day is long.

    If he and his administration are willing to dupe the American (nee the world) people for political gains, it will totally leak. So, I am leaning towards the fact that he absolutely has it.

    But I also think he will milk this to his advantage for all it’s worth. He has this extraordinary ability to convince himself of no fault nor responsibility for his actions. Nothing is a liability to him. His twitter feed will be the absolute most unhinged it’s ever been. Expect to see the most incredible spinning ever. This dwarfs almost everything that he’s had to minimize to date.

    Did we ever think this campaign could become more surreal?

    And one of the most marked things about his tweet to me was not that he was willing to reveal he was positive, but that he couldn’t even type out his wife’s full name. She’s reduced to an @ symbol and a Twitter handle. We all know their marriage is a sham, but man that’s cold. I bet they each secretly wish the other succumbs…

    • Erinn says:

      I… don’t think that nee means what you think it means? Isn’t it meant to indicate a woman’s maiden name ? It’s essentially “formerly called”

      • Teebee says:

        Oops. I think you’re right. It sounded right in my head…

        Hopefully anyone reading my comment still got the gist. 🤗

  17. Eleonor says:

    My first reaction: Melania is totally going to renegotiate the hell out of that prenup because of Covid!

    • Sarah says:

      The only thing she’ll get at this point is a portion of the 400 million dollars in debt.

    • lucy2 says:

      I hope they truly are quarantining together. Having to actually spend time with him would be a severe punishment for her.

  18. Digital Unicorn says:

    My initial thought was he lying to get out of the rest of the debates and to get sympathy – still not convinced its true but then again the past few weeks he has been looking really really ill, esp on Tuesday. If he does have it, he likely gave it to Hope Hicks and others – she’s the fall girl for the ‘get out the debates’ stunt.

    Frankly it was only a matter of time they a) he caught it and b) they pulled a stunt like this.

    • Christin says:

      He had blue lips and a raspy voice back several months ago (April?). Who knows what truth is.

      The timing is either really suspect or very careless. Hope has symptoms on Wednesday night, tests positive the next morning and they proceed with an event last night?

  19. Feedmechips says:

    “I REALLY DON’T CARE. DO U?”

  20. Lightpurple says:

    Hope Hicks, Melania, and other Trumpets were hanging around the corridors at the debate venue without masks and mocking the Biden entourage that were wearing them. They recklessly endangered everyone at that venue, the pilots and crew of Air Force One and Marine One, the press who traveled with them, and everyone at the fundraiser & rally he attended Wednesday and Thursday. My prayers are with the Bidens and Mike Eallsce, the pilots and crew, the press entourage and their families

  21. Sierra says:

    God I love Karma.

    Now that Amy Barrett and the Republican Senators who met with him earlier this week need to isolate for 2 weeks right? So they cannot ramp her through the vote?

    As someone on twitter said, Ruth’s first negotiation with God went well 😂

    • Darla says:

      OMG I love that about RBG. LOL

    • joanne says:

      That is a brilliant comment. Thank you for sharing it.

    • NIlestheninja says:

      This is my favorite comment of the day…and there are some great ones on here. Thank you for this, Sierra!

    • lucy2 says:

      Love that RBG comment!

    • JanetDR says:

      This comment made my morning!

    • JustMe says:

      Amen!

    • Kelly says:

      At least one Republican member of the Senate Judiciary committee, Mike Lee of Utah, has tested positive today. Lee was at the announcement on Saturday not wearing a mask and shaking hands with people.

      It’s still unclear with Trump now in Marine One heading towards Walter Reed, whether the White House has provided a written declaration to Pence, Pelosi and McConnell that he will be unable to discharge the duties of his office, per the requirements of the 25th Amendment. He’s going to be there several days at least.

      I don’t envy the contact tracers in multiple states who have a difficult job doing contact tracing around the multiple White House cases. He was in Minnesota, New Jersey and Ohio over the last couple of days. My sister who works for the Minnesota Department of Health is coming back from a 2 week vacation on Monday. Having to help with the contact tracing for his events in Minneapolis and Duluth is not what she wanted to come back to.

    • Backstage Bitchy says:

      The New York Times said today that Amy Barrett has already had and recovered from COVID, the implication being that she would have immunity now and be sparred having been infected at her super-spreader event.

  22. Daisyfly says:

    The announcement came suspiciously after the Melania tapes were revealed…

    • Lightpurple says:

      “Who gives a f*** about Christmas stuff and decorations.”

      Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States of America.

    • Sarah says:

      The what????

    • Louisa says:

      Exactly! I went to bed last night just after hearing the tapes and was all set for that to be headline news today. Too much of a coincidence.

  23. Megan says:

    Thoughts and prayers.

  24. Truthiness says:

    BUT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO SLOW DOWN OR STOP THE TESTING!

  25. Heat says:

    My knee-jerk reaction was: this is a lie.
    Why?
    He doesn’t want to debate again. He wants to drum up some sympathy votes. He wants to ensure that the news is all about him for the next few weeks, and not about Joe. He wants to divert attention away from the Melania tapes. He wants to be able to say “See? I’ve had colds worse than this. It’s no big deal.” And, he is a liar.
    If it’s not a lie, I hope he gets really sick. And I hope Mitch McConnell gets sick. And I hope Mike Pence gets sick. And I hope Nancy Pelosi takes over as Commander in Chief!

    • Larelyn says:

      I was just asking my husband, if Pelosi has to step up to fill the role of president, can she withdraw the Supreme Court nomination?

      • Juls says:

        Ooooooooo excellent question! I dont know the answer but……I know Moscow Mitch will find a way around that if she tries to do it. If he isn’t on a ventilator himself. Lord knows he might be soon, his lips are always so securely suctioned to Dumpty’s rectum.

    • Also Ali says:

      He is a liar AND he’ll get to survive it with ease confirming for his supporters that it’s not a big deal and to finish opening up the red states and put pressure on blue states to follow suit.

    • MM2 says:

      I thought that too, but what about his base who thinks this is all a hoax? How on earth do they wrap their head around the fact that it’s either 1) not a hoax or 2) he’s in on the hoax. They are going to implode.

    • M.A.F. says:

      It doesn’t matter if McConnell gets sick or not. The line of succession is President, VP, Speaker of the House, President Pro Tempore of the Senate then the Cabinet memebers.

  26. boobra says:

    meanwhile currently floating on Twitter…our thoughts and prayers with Covid 19 for testing positive for Donald Trump

  27. Angel says:

    I feel like it’s fake. He doesn’t want to do another debate.

    • YT says:

      Would they fake this in order to deflect from the disaster at the debate? Yep. That’s his MO. Trump can follow through with a “come-to-Jesus” act about the virus for even more campaign deflection.

  28. FancyPants says:

    Everyone is opining that he wants to get out of the debates, but a 14-day quarantine will end on the date of his next debate. Personally, I don’t know what to think- foreign markets are already dropping on this news, and he definitely wouldn’t say anything himself to tank his precious stock market… or would he? After a quick heads up to his cronies, of course… He would never willingly deprive himself of his regular doses of narcissistic fulfillment at his Nazi rallies. Or maybe this is some sort of sympathy ploy? Distraction from Melania’s tapes? I think overall, I can’t believe him. Even if reports of a positive result leaked to reporters, he would deny it just like he always denies everything. I think the only reason he would ever say he is positive is as part of some harebrained plot he thinks will boost his polling, and for that reason I also don’t believe he and all the people who should quarantine along with him are going to properly self-isolate.

    • lucy2 says:

      The rallies being canceled makes me think it’s legit.

      I’m honestly shocked it took this long for the inner circle to get it. They’ve been ignoring the science and running around maskless together, It was only a matter of time.
      I saw the list of people who were on the plane with Hicks and all – Giuliani! The press secretary! All older Trump kids! Stephen Miller! I hope every single one of them is crapping their pants and begging for a test right now.

      • Darla says:

        Really, Rudy was on that plane?? Oh be still my heart.

      • chicken tetrazzini! says:

        Having him cancel his Wisco rallies is great. My heart sank when I saw he was coming back since the state is having a massive spike right now. If he’s got it, I hope he has the long haul, slow burn and does suffer. I hope they all have it and it disrupts their evil plans completely

    • Lightpurple says:

      The venues may cancel. They already had to move two of the debates when the venues cancelled. The unions that handle sound, lighting, ushering are calling for cancellation of the remaining debates. The Trumps deliberately disobeyed all the rules about masks and distancing on Tuesday, flaunted that they were doing so. The workers in the event industry, which has been really hard hit by the lockdowns, aren’t willing to risk their lives for the Trumps.

  29. Mariane says:

    I’m one of those thinking this is just a plot to skip the debates. If not I hope Biden is safe and takes extra precautions.
    What are the chances that pence would also get it and then Pelosi getting full control over office & effectively deciding on the supreme court nomination

  30. Mariane says:

    I’m one of those thinking this is just a plot to skip the debates. If not I hope Biden is safe and takes extra precautions.
    What are the chances that pence would also get it and then Pelosi getting full control over office & effectively deciding on the supreme court nomination 🤞

  31. Lala11_7 says:

    Me & Bae rented a U-Haul truck last Saturday …dressed like we were in the movie “Contaigion”…where the small business owner…WHO DID NOT HAVE ON A MASK…asked US…if we thought Covid was a HOAX? While we’re STANDING IN FRONT OF HIM WITH MASKS
    ..GLOVES…AND GOGGLES ON!

    Perhaps he’ll believe it NOW that his fearless leader has got it…

    Sigh….

    • A says:

      I doubt it. I think they’ll just think it’s still a hoax, and that what this actually means is that the Dems tried to do something to Trump, but bc he can’t tell them the truth, he’s playing along with the covid stuff, and that he’ll reveal everything when the “time is right” any day now, and then arrest all the people who have ever wronged him or something.

    • MM2 says:

      This is what I’m most interested in: how are those Qanon followers going to react to this??? I’m getting my popcorn ready.

  32. MJM says:

    The timing of this is….interesting eh? 🤔

    • E.D. says:

      I also think the timing is awfully suspicious given what has come out about Melania today and there is also a thread on Twitter currently about a massive coverup campaign that’s underway to disguise a Russian election interference operation being run on Trump’s behalf.

      We all know Trump is the Grand-Master of the diversion tactic after all BUT deep down I also don’t think he would EVER admit to being covid positive unless it was true because he sees it as such a weakness.

      What a roller coaster of emotions today has been!

  33. Charlie Foxtrot says:

    I had the same thought. I absolutely think Miller and Trump’s other henchmen are capable of trying this. However, I can’t imagine Trump would be willing to give up two weeks of his rallies. He lives for those, and he hasn’t demonstrated any ability to delay gratification, so why would he now?

  34. grabbyhands says:

    I’m filing this under fake news for now –

    While it is extremely possible he’s got it considering how often he exposes himself and how he ignores safety protocols, I can’t help but think how convenient the timing is – now he doesn’t have to do those pesky debates and he can play on public sympathy. And then lo and behold, a miraculous recovery right before election night that he can credit to Jeebus and those strong Americans genes he’s always bragging about.

    All his cult worshippers will conveniently forget about how this is all supposedly a Democrat hoax.

    • Scal says:

      I knew once hope hicks tested positive it was only a matter of time.

      Another post to appear clairvoyant in the future:

      If he doesn’t get very sick we are all screwed. Everyone. Trump is tested every day. As a result, he was diagnosed very, very early, before showing symptoms. Trump has access to a personal physician who comes to the White House (no cost to him, of course, must be nice) who can give him the newest, latest treatments that have been proven effective. Trump will likely not show any symptoms at all and recover without incident. At his first rally post-COVID, he will tell everyone the virus isn’t serious, it’s a leftist conspiracy, the stories of people suffering and needing hospitalization are fake news, and we actually have nothing to worry about. As long as you’re strong, which all of his followers clearly are because they are the true patriots, they will be fine and should go about their lives.

      Apparently he’s already doing a online press conference that it’s fine and it’s all fake news 🙄

      • Tourmaline says:

        Yep re experimental treatments. I would bet lots of money he is getting monoclonal antibody infusions (which look effective in early trials, but will likely be too expensive and hard to administer to help the average patient). There is no way his medical team is going to do watchful waiting with him to see if he gets worse before throwing lots of experimental treatments at him.

  35. Bibi says:

    Melania is all for this last month of vacation quarantine. She probably didnt even wang to do any work for the election because what is it going to change for Trump? She can’t wait to become a regular citizen and divorce the dude.

  36. Enis says:

    Thoughts and prayers

    Isn’t that the useless thing you say when you really don’t care if someone gets better?

  37. furbar says:

    a distraction from the talks about his tax problems?

  38. Edna says:

    🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼Praying that the Biden’s and their staff are okay and will not come down with Covid.

    The conspiracy theorist in me is saying this is all a lie…a hoax… to get out of the next debate and garner sympathy. I put NOTHING past Trump & Co. to do whatever it takes to steal this election. They will lie, cheat, steal…whatever they deem necessary. And if he truly has it, then let Covid-19 treat him the way it’s treated so many other senior citizens.

    • ClaireB says:

      God no, then we’ll be left with Pence, who is a much more plausible and acceptable candidate while still being as evil as Trump.

  39. Aussie Aussie Aussie says:

    If he recovers from it he’ll babble on about how it was nothing and how those who died from it were either weak or died from something else.

  40. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Ugh, as I just said on another thread, he’ll be a martyr to his supporters. Might even canonize him and his revolting messages…if he does indeed have it. But in the end, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

  41. Case says:

    My thought process is similar to everyone else’s. At first I thought “oh shoot, I have nothing nice to say so I won’t say it.” But he could be lying for nefarious reasons, and that scares me.

    I hope the Biden’s and anyone they came in contact with at the debate are okay.

  42. Busyann says:

    No, I dont think this is a hoax. I honestly think it’s pretty serious if he admitted it. Sure he couldn’t hide while he recovered, but they probably could have done stuff so that he could still campaign or whatever while having it. My guess is that he isn’t asymptomatic. He actually didnt look too good yesterday.

    The tax stuff wasn’t as big of a bombshell imo, and this admission goes against his proclaimations of a hoax. And, latest news, markets look like they are tanking with this news. I don’t wish ill on anyone, but that didn’t stop me from dropping off my ballot this morning. I hope Biden is okay. Please Joe, be okay.

    • olliesmom` says:

      He also won’t be able to play golf over the next couple of weekends if he’s in quarantine.

      I think that he looked bad on Tuesday night – worse than he normally does.

    • SomeChick says:

      I think he’s had it for some time and is now too ill for it to be hidden. And I hope he lives long enough to lose the election and face prosecution.

  43. SJ Knows says:

    Some very good comments on here about this situation. Love the RBG take. :)
    TGIF, my friends.

  44. lucy2 says:

    But I thought it was a hoax??? All political? Going to disappear like a miracle? Going to disappear in November?

    There is a chance this is a lie and distraction, but if he really has canceled his Nazi rallies, I’m leaning toward it being true. Plus none of that group takes precautions, so it was just a matter of time.

    I hope the Bidens and everyone else at the debates are ok, as well as any staff or people who are forced to be around these awful people.

  45. mara says:

    Commenting from Cleveland. They were all here, maskless, for the debate on Tuesday. I am concerned for each and every person here who was exposed. His entire group refused to wear masks despite the debate taking place at The Cleveland Clinic/CWRU (the Clinic advised them all to wear masks). Heaven knows how many of them actually have it, and how many people here will become ill. Praying that Joe Biden doesn’t become ill, especially since he has been very careful, wearing masks, and he has followed every precaution since day 1. He and DT were 12 feet apart according to the news reports, but with the yelling being done by DT, there is no doubt that Joe B was exposed to droplets.

    • Tourmaline says:

      The whole virus spreading crew was also in Minnesota on Wednesday for packed maskless rallies, posing with local Republican politicians, and attending a high dollar fundraiser in a private residence.

      • mara says:

        They already knew that Hicks had it by the time they were in Minnesota, making their behavior even more abhorrent. Praying for the health of all of the people who were exposed in Ohio and in Minnesota.

  46. Christine says:

    How can you catch a fake virus? Oh wait…

  47. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’ve got Cardi screaming “Coronavirus! Shit is Real! Shit is real” on a loop in my head. Not wishing him & Melania death, though. No, just to suffer as much as my dad and others who’ve had it and survived have for months after their recoveries.

    What I’m not going to do is feel guilty. Friend on FB admonishing people & telling them to go to church. My conscience is clear. The no-mask crowd was fine with Coronavirus killing minorities, but now that it’s gotten to doofus, we’re supposed to be empathetic to him. Nah.

  48. Tiffany says:

    I don’t believe any of them. All of a sudden they care.

    Let’s see:

    -Got destroyed at the debate.
    -Even Faux News could not spin what happened for him.
    -No one is buying that is not a white supremacist.
    -Faux News is asking about that and these so called missing ballots in the press room.
    -He is down more than 10 points in battleground states that he stole by cheating in 2016.
    -Faux News can’t even turn those numbers around.
    -He is a white supremacist and is not officially being called one.
    -He cult members are getting their tv time shorted or all but eliminated.
    -Forgotten Child said he was a member of the LGBTIA community and then recanted in a way that can be seen as thoughtful. Something Broke Dad never was.
    -The Moderation group saying that they will start cutting mics at the next debate. Broke Dad saying that he does not approve and will no agree to it then lied and said Biden cancelled the next.
    -Superspreader events have next to no audience and the ones that do arrive greet him outside the venues with Biden signs.
    -The tax story is not going anywhere on top of all of this.
    -The Melanoma tapes.

    This is just a punk move, like he always do, to get out of doing the next 2 debates and not having to speak to the press, so he can go on Twitter and be a idiot and spend 12 hours a day watching tv instead of being competent. And the fact the Melanoma is agreeing to have her name out there tells me something is bogus.

    And no, Biden/Harris should not suspend their campaigning. People really need to stop with this normalcy BS.

    • Likeyoucare says:

      He did a pap walk to the helicopter on the way the hospital. I believe this is a hoax to save face.
      Shame shame shame burn the witch!!!

  49. Leftie says:

    I hope he gets the Boris Johnson variety…. wait! He just needs an injection of bleach.

  50. Leah says:

    I don’t believe any of this for a second. This is to avoid the debates and get sympathy votes.

    First he said it was a hoax and now all these months later he suddenly has the “hoax”, not buying it.

  51. Coco says:

    On the one hand, his refusal to wear a mask has recklessly endangered the lives of his entire base and anyone they interact with. On the other hand, at least he never smeared his orange makeup.

  52. Arpeggi says:

    Can we take a moment to talk about how he claims Hicks got it?

    “ It is very, very hard when you are with people from the military, or from law enforcement, and they come over to you, and they want to hug you, and they want to kiss you because we really have done a good job for them,” the president said. “You get close, and things happen. I was surprised to hear with Hope, but she is a very warm person with them. She knows there’s a risk, but she is young.”

    It’s so close to “grab her by the p*%^y”

  53. Darla says:

    With Ronna McDaniel now testing positive, he’s got it. It’s not a stunt and Covid is tearing through the Republican ranks right now.

    None of them wore masks, as a show of fealty to their King.

    Don’t tell me there’s no God.

    In fact, there may be a superspreader in their ranks. one of those who doctors say just spreads it to everyone, which not all infected people do. Yes, there may very well be a superspreader in the Republican ranks.

  54. February-Pisces says:

    I really don’t believe this. Trump is an ego maniac who seems to think he’s invincible, so him ‘announcing’ he’s tested positive is suspicious, because he’s not the sort of person who will ever show illness because he doesn’t want to look weak.

    Also I saw when Fox News reported this all they used were images on him wearing a mask as a way to give the impression that masks are useless.

    He’s either trying to change the news cycle about him or bail out of the next debate. But he will also bounce back fully “recovered” and claim he had no symptoms and that it’s not that bad, or he’ll say it was the masks fault he got it. Either way I just don’t believe anything he says, he was just too quick to announce it.

    Also why are people so anti-masks, seriously it requires literally no effort whatsoever. I think ever since it was shown that BAME people were worse effected by it, all they trumpsters decided it was against their human rights.

    • Darla says:

      Trump is not the mastermind you seem to believe he is.

      • February-Pisces says:

        He’s definitely not a mastermind, but he is an evil manipulative man child who knows that his followers will follow him off a cliff.

    • Sigmund says:

      They were hoping to keep Hope Hicks’ diagnosis a secret, but the press got ahold of it. Could be the same thing here, especially if being tested was a requirement for the debates.

    • Valerie says:

      I suspected this too, but bearing in mind that he is not one for intelligent strategy, they did take 4 hours to confirm his diagnosis last night. I know that they have to be 110% sure before they say anything, but he isn’t a patient guy and it’s clear from his tweets that nobody can really stop him from saying what he wants to. It seems too well-executed and thought out for it to be something he or his aides came up with.

      I think they had an inkling before he even got tested, and that’s why he wasn’t bragging about clearing his daily tests.

  55. Milkweed says:

    They are so stupid

  56. Soni says:

    I completely understand people wondering if he’s lying about it just to distract from the debates. But I really don’t think he would ever want to look “weak” and not be able to go to his Nazi rallies this close from the election. He needs the adoration of his cult and being stuck in the WH is not something he would ever want. Just my two cents :)

  57. Sara says:

    QAnon would be proud of me for the amount of conspiracy theories flying through my brain right now:
    1. It’s a distraction technique cuz Donnie don’t look so good right now.
    2. He fakes his own death and escapes to Russia to live with daddy Vlad to avoid criminal charges once he loses.
    3. Melania can now get out of “Christmas decoration stuff.”
    4. He knew he was sick and spit all over that stage to get poor Biden sick.

    • Lucy says:

      #2 is exactly my only conspiracy take on it. If he doesn’t actually have it, it’s a cover for him to fake a COVID death and go to Moscow or wherever to avoid prosecution and be a martyr.
      He won’t be able to stay “dead” is the only thing, he doesn’t have the ability to carry that part out.
      I think the tweet was written by Ivanka or whoever it is that occasionally sends out coherent messages. God, I bet Ivanka is practicing her nomination acceptance speech.

      • Chanteloup says:

        Trouble is, Vlad doesn’t want him either, if he’s no use here. He might easily “stay dead.’
        Oops.
        Oh, well.

  58. Quincytoo says:

    After seeing how she warmly hugged him
    close with so much love and pride oozing out ….
    Oh wait that was Bidens
    Fat chance they are ‘together’
    Hope he has a hard ride the next few weeks

    • olliesmom` says:

      There is no way Melanie has it too. That is is just a hoax so that we think that she actually lives with him – we know that there is a good chance that she does not. She only shows up for events that are in her contract. Baron would have tested positive too then. And what about her parents?

      I am truly concerned for the Bidens and everyone in their camp.

  59. Liz version 700 says:

    Omg hahaha Per Newsweek Trump’s Tweet announcing he has Covid was bis most liked Tweet of all time

  60. Shannon says:

    I am a long time reader and I am proud of our celeb community for keeping it classy. I consider the commentators above the fray, and they did not disappoint as I scrolled through the messages this morning. I think we all feel the same way about Trump. There is no need to wish death upon anyone. I’ve seen a lot of that on other sites today. Keep the high ground. Karma is a bitch. Let her take it from here.

    • A says:

      @Shannon, it’s in times like these that I remind myself, it’s always a good idea to think about things before committing them to the written word. And believe me when I say I’ve given some thoughts a lot of thought, particularly about this situation. But there’s a lot of beauty in silence, y’know? (:

      Anyway, bless his heart–thoughts and prayers to Donald Trump and Melania in these trying circumstances. ((:

  61. lily says:

    I wonder if is true and not a stunt to calm down the disaster of debate, blow Biden – Harris off screens, to emerge in 2 weeks claming they recovery thanks to bleach and hidroxychlorine. Some believe it is was happen with bolsonaro.

  62. A says:

    Welp, 2020 has what, three months left in it? Strap in bitches.

  63. olliesmom` says:

    Prayers and bleach. Thoughts and bleach.

  64. olliesmom` says:

    Is this the “October surprise” that we were promised and Karma is the one that made it happen?

  65. Ginger says:

    Thoughts and prayers.

  66. Dee says:

    Or is he just making up the whole scenario so we’ll think his wife is actually willing to come within six feet of him?

  67. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    I can only muster a shrug. Part of me thinks he’s lying while the other part doesn’t feel giddy nor sympathetic.

    The world continues to turn.

  68. Thaisajs says:

    I’d be pretty pissed if I was one of those GOP donors who gave $250,000 to be in close contact with him at the fundraiser he did in NJ yesterday even after they knew Hope had been infected and he likely had, too.

    Thoughts and prayers all around, y’all.

  69. Le4Frimaire says:

    I don’t feel sorry for them and hope they get worse before they get better. Melania, Ms. Christmas hater, is just as horrible as Trump. He was sweating all over that stage disparaging Biden for wearing masks. Trump seemed to be treating exposure to COVID 19 like an anti-vaxxer at a chicken pox party. He won’t learn a damn thing from this and is a disgrace to the presidency and the country.

  70. Jaded says:

    Just read that Biden has tested negative. Thank God.

  71. Caitriona O Reilly says:

    Sorry not one of my friends believe he has this deadly virus, not one, 3 weeks before de election, !!!!! His associates would be tested , temperature taken daily , he is just looking for a sympathy vote as he is losing de election because of his unprofessional disastrous handling if this pandemic, pr spin !

    • Lanie says:

      Your friends underestimate how truly incompetent the Trump administration are. Trump arrived to the debates too late for testing and they decided to take his word that he was fine. Even after weeks of exposure from those rallies. It looks like they all got it from Amy Coney Barrett’s rose garden SCOTUS nomination announcement. Where they were all mask-less and in close contact, with outdoor and indoor events.

      People give Trump too much Machiavellian credit. He’s a fucking moron who contracted and spread the virus because he refused to listen to scientists. He’s not playing 5th dimensional chess.

  72. Val says:

    I thought he was lying too, but would all
    Of these people put their careers and the Republican Party on the line? Also, another senator tested positive for the virus today. We will see…hope he’s close to the brink of death but don’t actually die. Not that I’d be broken up if he did. But he’s done a lot that he needs to answer to the public for!

  73. Amando says:

    I should feel bad that this makes me happy…but I don’t LOL Gotta love Karma!

    • Lizzie says:

      No need to feel bad at all. Save your sympathy for those who they pass it on to by their refusal to follow the advice of every infectious disease expert. I hear WH staff are pretty worried.

  74. M.A.F. says:

    I think this is a good moment for everyone to do a crash course on how our gov’t works. Who cares if the debates go on or not but the Election will not be delayed, it will go on as planned. Also, Presidential Succession is laid in out Ariticle II as well as several Amendment. Don’t get caught up in “what if’s”. Our Constitution still stands despite what the Republicans want.

  75. Emily says:

    I may sound like a conspiracy theorist, but no way Trump would be so honest about having COVID-19 unless it is part of a plan. Either it’s to back out of debates, stall the election, or be miraculously healed so he can downplay the virus or push a cure before the election to win back the voters who don’t approve of his handling of COVID.

    • Sigmund says:

      Not necessarily. Hope Hicks’ diagnosis was leaked when the WH wanted to keep it a secret. That administration has more leaks in it than a boat made of Swiss cheese. It may be that their hand was forced and they knew the info was going to get out about Trump and Melania, too.

  76. Mirage says:

    Boris Johnson also showed “mild symptoms” until somehow, he was taken to intensive care..

  77. Lizzie says:

    The only one I am not sure I believe is that Baron tested negative. To be clear I am very happy if this is true but I can see cheeto lying about infecting his own son. Again – I absolutely wish Baron good health.

  78. Lizzie says:

    The only one I am not sure I believe is that Baron tested negative. To be clear I am very happy if this is true but I can see cheeto lying about infecting his own son. Again – I absolutely wish Baron good health.

    • Andrea says:

      His parents probably aren’t hugging him, they appear to be robotic when it comes to affection—so I bet this is true.

  79. Max says:

    I have zero sympathy for President Baby Hands. It was only a matter of time until he caught it. More than 200,000 people have died on his watch while he was making fun of people wearing masks and calling it all a hoax.

  80. Sigmund says:

    So to all the people concerned that Trump is lying: I understand why people wonder, but it seems very possible that, like Hope Hicks, they knew it was going to get leaked and chose to release it themselves.

  81. Mina_Esq says:

    He will live and then he will brag about how the doctors had never seen anyone fight the virus as powerfully and as completely as he had done and that the
    Doctors kept asking, “sir, can we have your antibodies so we can save the world?” I hate him. He would be mocking Biden if Biden had gotten sick, but we are supposed to sit here and fake pray for his wellbeing. I’m saving all of my prayers for Biden, thanks.

    • ATLMathMom says:

      So true. Once Trump is back and bragging, the Lincoln Project or a Biden PAC should have an ad ready that juxtaposes how gracious Biden is being vs. Cheeto Mussolini mocking Hillary Clinton when she had pneumonia in 2016.

  82. Edna says:

    The bottom line is this: Trump, the science denier who downplayed the seriousness of this pandemic will get the best medical care available, courtesy of the US taxpayer all while he and his rotten administration are trying to deny 20,000,000 other Americans government-funded health care. It’s disgusting.

    • Alexandria says:

      And when he recovers he will milk it as a sign from God.

      Sane Americans, take care.

    • Traveler says:

      And when we know he contributed little to absolutely nothing in taxes himself.
      Truly, truly disgusting.

  83. Lindy says:

    Journalists working the White House beat are starting to get infected because of Trump’s reckless negligence. He’s such a pile of garbage. I hope the journalists can sue him.

  84. Jules says:

    If you’re going to play the karma game…. gloating about or making fun of someone’s karma is it’s own kind of karma. Right back to you. I’m not a trump supporter but wishing another human ill or death just shows how low we have collectively gotten.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Uh-huh. Poor little rich boy. This from the same person who trivialized Megan The Stallion getting shot and blamed for it.

  85. L4frimaire says:

    This is just going from bad to worse. More people in contact with Trumps events are coming down with Covid, we don’t know when he was actually confirmed positive or started showing symptoms, and his team willfully flouted mask and testing rules at the debates. Anyone who wants 4 more years of this needs their head examined and smashed their moral compass. People are calling it the Rose Garden massacre.

    • Kkat says:

      His Dr on the white house lawn Friday morning said he was at the 72 hour mark.
      So they knew he was positive and sick Monday, and at the debate. Which was why they got there late do he was able to skip having his temperature taken.
      Then Wed and Thursday he had meetings and fund raisers, shaking people’s hands and hugging them. While not wearing a mask. Knowing he was positive and sick.

      Those people paid 250,000$ to have that plague ridden pos breathe in their faces.
      I wonder what those rich and powerful people are feeling now?
      What happens when one of them gets sick?
      Lawsuits? Arrested for assault?
      If someone dies it’s murder.

  86. DollyDahling says:

    This is nothing but a stunt. Every day the media has been reporting his condition and what he is doing or not doing. Sadly he will win the election once again.