President Trump announced his homecoming to the political stage with his first stop being a rally in Sanford, Fla., Monday evening at the Sanford Orlando International Airport.
Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, released a memo last Saturday stating that Trump meets the criteria and can return to campaigning after being diagnosed with COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
Monday’s rally was strategic because nationally, everyone knows that Trump needs to win Florida to beat his opponent, Vice President Biden.
On President’s Trump campaign website, a warning was released before the rally that said, “In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and wave, release, and discharge Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; the host venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.
In plain sight, Trump is revealing that he is aware that he is putting his supporters at risk, but still needs their votes. The Trump administration’s urgency to start back campaigning raised necessary suspicion because of this.
Florida’s Department of Health confirmed that 1,533 additional cases of COVID-19 have appeared since Monday.
Throughout the pandemic, Trump preached about the importance of quarantining, but once again failed to lead by example.
It would have been more effective if Trump chose to do a virtual rally instead.
The Centers for Disease and Control guidelines states that people should be quarantined for at least 10 days after symptoms first appear and after going 24 hours with no fever and without taking medicine.
However, with President Trump’s superior connections, he is wondrously healed and ready to “Make America great again.” In previous interviews, Trump used terms like “cured,” “immune from the disease,” and “protective glow.”
Can the American people have access to this kind of care? Especially from someone that has known about the virus since February. You would think that everything would be taken care of by now. For months, Trump has been down playing the virus that has killed thousands of people in the nation.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Vice President Pence held two rallies in Central Florida on Saturday, to set the tone for Trump’s return. The purpose of the rallies was to win the votes of seniors, veterans and even Hispanics.
To go a step further, at Monday’s rally, Trump said, “Now they say I’m immune… I feel so powerful. I’ll walk in that audience. I’ll kiss everyone in that audience: I’ll kiss the guys and beautiful women and everybody. I’ll just give you a big fat kiss.”
This claim, alongside his grand entrance from the plane to the stage proved just how egotistical he can be. Also, it’s becoming more apparent how all these events are a part of his master plan to prove how invincible and worthy he is to still lead the nation.
The strategy to change the narrative may be an effective way to win the votes of some, but some may question Trump’s authenticity.
Aren’t there bigger issues to focus on though? Such as the spike in unemployment, progressive plans for the economy and the future of the Affordable Care Act?
The leadership is failing, and at this point, it’s hard to tell who is in charge.
As we approach this upcoming election, it’s imperative that everyone votes. We’re living in unprecedented times, and everyone should be held accountable for moving the country forward.