U.S. President Donald Trump wears a protecting masks whereas boarding Marine One outdoors Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.
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SINGAPORE — U.S. President Donald Trump thinks folks need him to look robust regardless of testing positive for the coronavirus, however that is exhibiting “no accountability,” a senior lecturer informed CNBC.
“I feel that for (Trump), he believes he must challenge invincibility. He thinks that is crucial factor, that is what folks wish to see,” mentioned David Smith of the United States Studies Centre on the University of Sydney.
“But he is the president of the United States. What folks wish to see is accountability, and he’s exhibiting no accountability,” he informed “Street Signs Asia” on Tuesday.
The president was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday, after three days on the hospital the place he was receiving therapy for Covid-19. Medical specialists previously warned that he should remain in hospital given his age and the “stealthy” nature of the virus, however Trump mentioned on Twitter that he was “feeling excellent.”
His medical doctors mentioned on Monday that his situation had “continued to improve” over the past 24 hours, and he’ll proceed to be handled on the White House.
Trump was additionally criticized for going on a drive outside Walter Reed on Sunday, throughout which he waved to his supporters gathered outdoors the hospital. Doctors mentioned he put his Secret Service brokers at “completely pointless danger” by moving into the car whereas “actively infectious.”
More than 35.four million folks have been contaminated by Covid-19, and no less than 1 million have died, in line with knowledge compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Smith mentioned the president appears to be taking “an increasing number of steps” that put the folks round him in danger.
“When the United States appears to be on the point of a 3rd wave of the pandemic, which has already killed greater than 200,000 folks, I do not suppose that that irresponsibility goes to be rewarded,” he mentioned.
However, Frederick Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council, who’s a CNBC contributor, mentioned Trump was taking part in to his base and is aware of that the one approach he can win is by “solidifying” that assist forward of the November election.
“What you noticed him simply do at this time, is one thing that goes towards all well being logic,” he informed CNBC’s “Capital Connection” on Tuesday. “But it performs completely into the individual that his base loves and continues to assist.”