When it was announced late last night that President Donald Trump and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, my first instinct was to believe that this was just another one of his lies. He has openly mocked the coronavirus and its impact for months, and even made fun of Joe Biden for wearing a mask at the presidential debate.
Trump contracting the virus seemed such a perfect example of karma I could not bring myself to believe it was true. Then, I remembered just how powerful Trump’s arrogance is, even more powerful than his compulsion to lie.
He has spewed such dangerous misinformation about the coronavirus – let’s not forget about his suggestion to inject bleach as a cure – that for him to admit that he has actually contracted it makes me believe it’s true.
This will impact the election that is getting closer at a rapid pace. It all feels like a poorly written dystopian novel, but no. This is just America.
On today’s episode of The Breakdown, Shaun shares his honest, raw reaction to the news of Trump's diagnosis, and why he actually believes him.