A surprising idea. Even if he is no longer on the front of the stage, Donald Trump does not cease to surprise. In a book entitled Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History (Editor’s note: Nightmare Scenario: at the heart of the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic that changed history) to be published on June 29 , journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta spoke of the Covid-19 pandemic and the breathtaking proposal of the former President of the United States. The facts unfolded in February 2020 and as Donald Trump gathered his team and health security officials together, he raised the issue of Americans positive for Covid-19 abroad. According to him, only one solution: “We are importing goods! We are not going to import a virus”, he declared before asking himself: “We would not have an island of our own? And Guantanamo?”. A question that the audience absolutely did not expect. The Washington Post journalists also specify that his advisers “made him listen to reason”, we can read.
While he had to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic during the last months of his mandate, Donald Trump has continued to surprise Americans and the whole world. He chained shock sentences and improbable medical solutions, including for example the absorption of bleach to cure the virus. “I see the disinfectant knocks him out in a minute. And is there a way to do something like that with an injection in it or almost like a cleanse?” He said at the time. in April. Subsequently, he said he did not wish to wear a mask. “It’s a recommendation. I don’t want to sit behind the Oval Office and wear a face mask to greet presidents, dictators, kings, queens,” he said. While he had tested positive for COvid-19 on October 2, he announced that he was “immune so I cannot catch it or transmit it” after a short hospitalization, that is to say on October 11. In addition, he had not hesitated to praise the merits of the United States, claiming to have the “best economy and the most advanced health care in the world” from the start of the pandemic which has claimed more than 220,000 lives in the country.
Donald Trump: why did he not want to test massively?
In their book, Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta have multiplied the anecdotes, in particular Donald Trump’s anger over the massive testing campaign. While on the phone with Alex Azar, the Secretary General of Health, he allegedly asked: “I’m going to lose the election because of the tests! What idiot asked the federal government to do the tests?” There is no doubt that the words of the former President of the United States will still speak for a long time.
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