"I went through it now. They say I'm immune. I feel so powerful. I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women. I'll just give you a big fat kiss."
—Donald Trump, October 13, 2020
Folks, I regret to inform you that it was the bad kind of weird at Donald Trump's re-election rally tonight in Sanford, Florida. Few of his supporters in the crowd wore masks. The president claims negative coronavirus tests, and boasted of his superior immune system's response to COVID-19. Governor Ron DeSantis was there, with no apparent concern for the virus that has killed so many in Florida, and around the United States.
"Trump threw masks into the audience in Sanford, Florida at his airport rally there, his 1st since his coronavirus diagnosis Oct. 1.," tweets Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg news, who first broke the Hope Hicks COVID-19 news.
Here's a clip of COVID POTIS implying he has already won 3 or 4 Nobel Peace Prizes. He has in fact won 0 prizes. None. No prizes for you, sir.
President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail in Florida on Monday for the first time since he announced his COVID-19 diagnosis, appearing at an outdoor rally without a protective mask and touting his management of the coronavirus pandemic.
"I went through it now. They say I'm immune. I feel so powerful," Trump told thousands of supporters standing shoulder to shoulder, most without protective masks. "I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women. I'll just give you a big fat kiss."
Read more coverage of tonight's insanity in Florida at Reuters: Trump says in return to campaign trail that he feels 'powerful' after COVID recovery