U.S. President Donald Trump participates within the first 2020 presidential marketing campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.
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Trump, who earlier this month tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalized for several days, is about to sq. off towards Biden on Thursday night at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennesee for his or her second, and final debate of the 2020 election season.
Trump has claimed he doesn’t keep in mind whether or not he was examined for the virus on the day of the primary debate with Biden, which came about on Sept. 29 in Cleveland. That debate occurred two days earlier than Trump examined optimistic.
“Possibly I did, probably I did not,” Trump instructed NBC’s Savannah Guthrie final Thursday when requested if he took a Covid-19 take a look at on the day of that debate.
The president and his aides have repeatedly refused to say when his final damaging coronavirus take a look at was earlier than he examined optimistic at the start of October.
On Monday, when a reporter requested the president if he would take a take a look at earlier than Thursday’s debate, Trump stated, “I’d don’t have any drawback with it.”
” I’m completely free, proper,” Trump stated, referring to check outcomes launched by the White House doctor final week indicating he was damaging for the virus on consecutive days.
“I’m immune, they are saying. They say in the event you’ve had it, you’re immune,” he stated.
That declare contradicts a latest report in the British medical journal The Lancet, which stated that ” the diploma of protecting immunity conferred by an infection” with Covid-19 “is presently unknown.
The article detailed two instances of coronavirus infections in the identical particular person.
Trump once more refused to say Monday when his final damaging take a look at was earlier than he examined optimistic.
The president stated, “Is that essential to you?” and “Why is it so necessary to you?” when a reporter pressed him on that query.
Trump then stated, falsely, “my medical doctors have already given it.”
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