Hours before Trump tested positive, he said that “the end of the pandemic is in sight” https://t.co/iYnlmmokgA
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) October 2, 2020
Early this morning at 12:54 came the tweet from the President of the United States:
“Tonight @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
This, I’m afraid, is most likely what is often referred to in American political jargon as an October surprise. According to Wikipedia, an October surprise is “a news event deliberately created or timed to influence the outcome of an election, particularly one for the U.S. presidency…”
What makes me think so?
It’s Trump. Officially, 70 percent of the information he says and/or tweets is patently false. Not only that, but as the hands-down most entertaining president in all of U.S history, it only makes sense that he’d devise a scheme like this.
For someone utterly obsessed with “the ratings,” this is a godsend. It is a plan that will keep him in the forefront of America’s hearts and minds right up until Election Day.
I have to give the guy credit. If gerrymandering the whole country, dismantling the United States Post Office, and turning the entire first debate into a total sh*tshow didn’t get him back in that Oval Office for four more years, The Trump COVID-19 Season Finale ought to do the trick.
An informal poll of 100,000 respondents on Twitter shows that about 50 percent of the people agree with this assessment. So, even if it turns out to be a false theory, it does show how much faith the American people have in the word of their leader.
And, honestly, that should be enough to decide who gets your vote in November.
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