Did President and First Lady Contract Wuhan Virus at the Fox Presidential Debate?
By Judi McLeod – October 4, 2020
Stop the world and let the rest of us on: Did President Donald Trump, his wife, senators, former governor and staff contract the Wuhan Coronavirus at last Tuesday’s Fox News presidential debate?!
Was the Chris Wallace and Joe Biden two-on-one ‘debate’ where Biden told the president to “shut up” and called him a “clown”, and the public backlash that was soon to follow used to mask that the president would soon be testing positive for the dreaded Coronavirus—in effect making the virus the number one issue in Election 2020?
The Fox News ‘debate’ was on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The news that Trump, First Lady Melania and the others tested positive on Friday, Oct. 2.
Media saturation coverage on Trump advisor Hope Hicks having contracted the virus and blaming it on her attendance at the president’s Sept. 18 Minnesota rally, touched every corner of the news world on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Hope Hicks traveled with Trump to debate and Minnesota rally, (Bloomberg, Oct. 1, 2020)
What in Sam Hill’s going on?
‘Cleveland Officials Traced COVID Cases Back to the Debate… Before Trump Was On-site’ (Townhall, Oct. 3, 2020)
“Officials for the City of Cleveland said 11 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus could be traced back to the Sept. 29 presidential debate. The cases were a result of debate pre-planning and set-up, with the majority of cases impacting out-of-state travelers, particularly debate organizers and members of the media.
“The news comes after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus. Out of an abundance of caution, the president was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday.
“As the cases involve people in and out of state some of whom may be continuing to travel, the City of Cleveland is working with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Cleveland Clinic,” the city said in a statement. “As part of CDPH’s process regarding COVID-19, any individuals who tested positive as part of the debate were contacted, interviewed when possible, issued isolation orders and provided guidance regarding their isolation period.
“There were also conversations with individuals who tested positive regarding their upcoming travel.”
“Part of the contact tracing that’s being deployed will focus on identifying Cleveland residents who may have been at the debate. They will be asked a number of questions, like who they live with, where they work, what type of work they do, if they’re caring for anyone and if they’ve been at any other mass gatherings.
“In the event the person’s case stems from the debate, the individual will be asked: who they are employed by, who they were in contact with at the debate, how they got to the debate, how long they were there, if they did any traveling recently or attended any other mass gathering,” the city explained.
“Before the event, the Cleveland Clinic, which oversaw the health and safety measures at the debate, said there was a very low risk level of exposure.
“Based on what we know about the virus and the safety measures we had in place, we believe there is low risk of exposure to our guests,” the Cleveland Clinic said in a statement before Tuesday’s debate.
“Even though 11 cases were traced back to the pre-debate planning, the Cleveland Clinic made one thing clear: every single person with credentials who went into the debate had to have a negative Wuhan coronavirus test.”
“Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) contracted the Chinese coronavirus following last week’s Rose Garden event — in which President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court — despite wearing a mask at the gathering. (Breitbart, Oct. 3, 2020)
“Thom Tillis wore a mask at the event in the Rose Garden- he has tested positive,” journalist Heather Childers reported on Saturday. A photo also shows Tillis wearing a mask at the event. Despite that, he has since contracted the virus:
“On Friday, Tillis announced that he, in addition to fellow Senate Judiciary Committee member Mike Lee (R-UT), had contracted the novel virus:
“His spokesperson, Adam Webb, provided an update on Saturday, revealing that the senator is experiencing “mild symptoms,” although he does not have a fever.
“Senator Tillis continues to self-isolate at home in North Carolina and has mild symptoms, no fever, and he is in great spirits,” he wrote.
“Thom and his wife Susan are grateful for the prayers and well wishes they’ve received from North Carolinians,” he added.
Chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Ron Johnson has also contracted the virus.
In their Oct. 1 story, ‘How to watch the first presidential debate’, Fox News stated there would be an audience of 80, who all agreed not to applaud, boo or cheer candidates during the debate.
Debate organizers also knew ahead of time, that neither the president nor Biden who be wearing masks during the debate.
Wait a minute: Didn’t Cleveland officials who had traced COVID cases back to the Debate BEFORE Trump was on site, find it important to advise both campaigns of their pre-debate findings?
Surely that’s not why Biden and Wallace found occasion to laugh during the ‘debate’.
Inquiring minds would love to know!