After "fighting" 72 hours with Covid-19 at the Walter Reed Hospital, Trump has finally left the medical facility today after only five days of being diagnosed with Covid-19. He not only just ignored the very crucial and basic health guidelines from health experts but also, made quite a showman appearance upon "his victory" saying, "Nobody that's a leader would not do what I did. I know there's a risk there's a danger. That's OK. And now I'm better, and maybe I'm immune?"
As usual, the US media broke out observing such nonsensical drama from the President of the United States because in such a position his approach towards the situation could have made great impact. Rather, for Trump it just became another chance to bolster his confidence based on zero fact or caution.
Let's take a look how the leading media covered his return to the White House. –
CNN has dedicated their whole website to the current situation citing 'President Trump has "staged" his return'. The lead article said, "A torrent of misinformation surrounds his condition, including when he actually got sick. That health information is crucial to establishing whether the President went ahead with official duties while potentially infectious with Covid-19."
Upon landing on the home page, you'll find many other stories relating to the "Coronavirus & Trump" situation including a detailed timeline of what Trump did and didn't at the hospital.
Check it out on their website.
Los Angeles Times
Despite receiving experimental drugs and experiencing setbacks over the weekend that suggested medical complications, Trump insisted he was feeling "better than I did 20 years ago," even as his doctor warned that the president "may not entirely be out of the woods yet." – these statements were contained in the leading news of LA Times as they focused on the remarks of the medical team who were treating Trump at the Walter Reed hospital.
They criticized Trump's immediate and speedy release despite the fact that the US is approaching towards 7.5 million Covid-19 cases right now.
Check out the story here.
Boston Globe has put out Trump's callousness and indifference towards his own medications and over the coronavirus situation as their leading news stating – "With 210,000 Americans dead and nearly 7.5 million others infected by the coronavirus — many of whom could hardly imagine the level of care the president has received — Trump's latest decision to downplay the threat of the virus struck many as shameless and irresponsible, putting concerns for his own political image above public health."
As it was seen from the very beginning that Trump had been phenomenally reckless and childish about his infection of Covid-19. The Boston Globe has just spread out the fact that such behaviour might cost a great deal to the American people.
Visit https://www.bostonglobe.com/ to read the story.
Washington Post has portrayed similar headlines like the rest of the outlets but they have brought out other sideline stories including "How Trump only cares about his image" or from the angle that what Trump's return mean at the White House now that at least 12 White House staffs are officially infected with coronavirus.
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"Trump, downplaying virus, returns to White House and sheds mask for photo opportunity" – a headline compiling the whole situation right now. NBC did it right, they even included the video in lead where Trump dramatically pulls his mask-off having the opportunity to do a quick photo-op.
One specific article showed a compact analysis of Trump's return as the journalists Shannon Pettypiece and Josh Lederman wrote -
"Trump and his allies have looked to reframe the narrative around his diagnosis, pushing an image of the president as a 'warrior' battling the virus and arguing that his newly acquired firsthand experience with the illness gives him an advantage over Democratic nominee Joe Biden."
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