Trump Insists He’s Free of Virus, Ready for Campaign Trail | Political News

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was healthy enough to return to the campaign trail, a day after the White House doctor said he was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it.

Trump, who was poised Monday to host his first rally after his COVID-19 diagnosis, declared he was now “immune” from the virus, a claim that was impossible to prove and comes amid a series of outstanding questions about the president’s health.

“I’m immune,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News. “The president is in very good shape to fight the battles.”

In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley said Trump met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for safely discontinuing isolation and that by “currently

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Trump insists he’s free of virus, ready for campaign trail

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was healthy enough to return to the campaign trail, a day after the White House doctor said he was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it.

Trump, who was poised Monday to host his first rally after his COVID-19 diagnosis, declared he was now “immune” from the virus, a claim that was impossible to prove and comes amid a series of outstanding questions about the president’s health.

“I’m immune,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News. “The president is in very good shape to fight the battles.”


In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley said Trump met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for safely discontinuing isolation and that by “currently recognized standards” he was no longer considered a

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Trump insists that food aid comes with letter signed by him, outraging hunger advocates

A letter in English and Spanish, on White House letterhead, exhorts needy Americans to wash hands and maintain social distance, closing with: “We will support Americans’ recovery every step of the way. Together we will overcome this challenge, and our Nation will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before.” And then Trump’s distinctive signature.

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is removing the letters at distribution sites and asking any of the neighborhood pantries in their network that receive these boxes to do the same, says Keely Hopkins, the food bank’s communications and social media manager.

Catherine Drennan, director of communications and public affairs at the Greater Boston Food Bank, confirmed that these Coronavirus Food Assistance Program emergency food boxes contain a letter signed by Trump.

“It is our understanding that the [U.S. Agriculture Department] is requiring all CFAP-contracted vendors to include this letter in every CFAP food box,” she said.

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White House insists secret health care plan ‘certainly does exist’

At a Capitol Hill hearing last week, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked several leading Trump administration officials, each of whom work directly in the health care field, whether they had any idea what the White House’s health care plan entails. It didn’t go especially well.

Federal testing czar Brett Giroir, Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS, and CDC Director Robert Redfield all answered the same way: they had no idea.

Soon after, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fielded some questions about Donald Trump’s elusive plan and who’s working on its creation. “If you want to know,” she said, “come work here at the White House.”

Yesterday, another reporter noted that there are “doubts” that the president’s health care plan “actually exists.” This time, McEnany responded in an unintentionally funny way.

“No, it certainly does exist. The President, in the next week

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Trump insists Kim Jong Un is in ‘good health’

President Trump on Thursday insisted that Kim Jong Un is in “good health” — following rumors that the leader of the Hermit Kingdom was gravely ill.

“Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!” Trump tweeted.

The president’s comment about the North Korean dictator comes as more details of their relationship emerged in Bob Woodward’s latest book, “Rage.”

Trump reportedly has “love letters” from Kim fawning over him.

Kim reportedly wrote in one letter of “that moment of history when I firmly held Your Excellency’s hand at the beautiful and sacred location as the whole world watched with great interest and hope to relive the honor of that day.”

“He never smiled before. I’m the only one he smiles with,” Trump told Woodward in interviews contained in the book.

For months, speculation has swirled over Kim’s health, with some reports saying he was in a vegetative state

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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump campaign insists it has a “real” health care plan

As the U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches 200,000, the topic of health care takes center stage ahead of Election Day. Federal data released Tuesday reveals nearly 30 million people in the United States lacked health insurance in 2019, prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

President Trump again this week vowed to release a proposal to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. “I have it all ready. I have it all ready,” Mr. Trump told ABC News on Tuesday during a Town Hall. Since running for president in 2015, President Trump has promised to bring forth a “terrific” and “phenomenal” new health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but has yet to deliver.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters on Wednesday the president would be rolling out an executive order on health care before Election Day, report CBS News campaign reporter Nicole Sganga and CBS News associate producer

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