During a bizarre moment of a typically unhinged MAGA superspreader rally, Donald Trump polled his crowd of supporters to see who among them has been infected with COVID-19.
When a frightening number of folks in the crowd cheered to signal they’ve had the virus, Trump congratulated them and said they were now immune.
“Who’s had it?” Trump said, waiting for a reaction from his Pennsylvania crowd. “Yeah, a lot of people. A lot of people. You’re the people I wanna say hello to, because you’re right now immune.”
“You’re immune right now” — Trump asks how many people in the audience have had coronavirus, then falsely congratulates them on being immune (there are documented cases of people being reinfected) pic.twitter.com/7l4BnalBVP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 14, 2020
To everyone fighting to recover from the virus, I feel your pain because I’ve felt your pain. And we will beat this virus together and for those – who has had it? Who has had it here? Who’s had it? Yeah, a lot of people. A lot of people. You’re the people I wanna say hello to, because you’re right now immune. You’re right now immune. Well, they say that. They had to admit it because I had it. So in the old days, they said well if you have it, you’re immune for life, right? Once I got it, they give you four months. If it’s anybody else but me, you’re immune for life.
The president is telling another dangerous lie
Once again, the president is telling a lie about this virus that could cost more Americans their lives.
As MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pointed out on Tuesday night, multiple people have become reinfected with COVID-19 after getting it once. In some cases, their second infection is worse or even deadly.
Rachel Maddow crushes Trump’s dangerous lie that he’s now immune to COVID-19. #maddow pic.twitter.com/01cqAOxFLO
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) October 14, 2020
Donald Trump’s behavior following his COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization has shown that he hasn’t learned a thing about this virus, even after infecting himself with it.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.