Trump says ‘don’t be afraid of Covid’. That’s easy for him to say | Nathan Robinson

Not only did he not fear Covid-19, but he didn’t fear passing it on to everyone in his vicinity. That’s not bravery, it’s sociopathy

Donald Trump feels great, apparently. On Monday, he enthusiastically tweeted that he would be leaving Walter Reed Hospital in the evening and that he felt “better than I did 20 years ago.” Trump then told Americans: “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.” The message is clear: he has it and he’s fine, so why should the rest of us worry? Trump’s illness perhaps ought to have been a sobering moment that made him reevaluate his irresponsibility and carelessness. But this is Trump, so of course the message is “actually, Covid isn’t that serious.”

For him, maybe. But not all Americans are fortunate enough to have access to world-class socialized healthcare at the finest government hospitals. Trump has gotten the best medical care imaginable, with every necessary resource of the public and private sector being put towards keeping him alive. After testing positive, Trump was soon given an experimental antibody treatment called Regeneron, the CEO of the company being an old golf club buddy of Trump’s. The company admitted that the president was given special care, treating it as a no-brainer that the president automatically gets to skip to the front of the line.

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