Back to Campaign, Trump Feeling Very Strong After Recovering from Covid-19
He has had to work hard to win votes as he is still a few points behind his Democratic opponent Joe Biden.
Trump arrives at an outdoor parade in Sanford, Florida, for the first of six planned campaign locations this week. In that campaign, Trump still took off his mask. He threw his mask at the thousands of supporters who stood crammed with no distance.
Many Trump supporters do not wear masks. Trump also revealed that he was recovering from the corona virus.
“I’ve been through it now. They say I’m immune. I feel very strong,” Trump said in a campaign speech. “I will kiss everyone who is watching, I will kiss beautiful men and women, I will give you a big fat kiss,” Trump said.
Trump is back campaigning ahead of the November 3 presidential election, which has only three weeks left. The 74-year-old president is trying to fight the dynamics of national surveys and polls in several states he has still lost to Biden, 77.
The parade in Sanford shows that Trump has not changed the way he campaigned or his appearance since contracting the coronavirus, which has infected more than 7.8 million people in the US and killed more than 214,000.
The pandemic also cost millions of people their jobs. He said the lockdown had damaged the economy and was too drastic.
“It’s risky, but you’re going to get out,” Trump told supporters who chanted, “We love you.” (See Infographic: North Korea’s Giant Missile-Carrying Monster Truck)
Critics blame Trump for not encouraging his supporters at campaign events and White House staff to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. As many as 11 close Trump aides have tested positive for the virus.
US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said the US faces many problems if it does not encourage wearing masks and avoids mass gatherings.