Trump set to resume public events with his level of contagion still unclear

A defiant President Donald Trump will resume public events Saturday, potentially putting lives at risk once again with an afternoon speech at the White House that is expected to involve hundreds of guests just nine days after he revealed his Covid-19 diagnosis.



a man wearing a suit and tie: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Just as the US sees an upward trend in hospitalization rates, Trump has invited some 2,000 people for his speech from a White House balcony, which is just the latest sign of his staff and doctors acquiescing to his desires rather than following public health guidelines and common sense.

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The large gathering follows Trump’s acknowledgment during

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