President Donald Trump staged an appearance on the White House balcony Oct. 5 following his release from the Walter Reed Military Medical Center that had his political rivals and the establishment press fuming.
An MSNBC commentator referred to the sight as a “Mussolini moment” and Democrats slammed the president’s optimistic message following his release as cavalier, The New York Times reported. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus Oct. 2 but the White House is set to host an in-person event Saturday, the first since the cases were reported.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
White House physician Sean Conley announced in a memo Thursday that he expects to clear Trump to resume his normal activities barring any unforeseen complications. Here’s why this return to normalcy, insofar as the proper measures are taken, is important for the Trump administration amid a level of uncertainty that surrounds the coronavirus pandemic.
Domestic and global markets plummeted after Trump tweeted that he and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus, The New York Daily News reported. Future contracts for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials fell