President Trump Upbeat & Energetic at 1st Post-COVID Rally After Recovery
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — President Donald Trump appeared fit and in good spirits during his first rally in Florida after recovering from the COVID-19 CoronaVirus, spending over an hour on an outdoor stage on the airport tarmac in Sanford, Florida, just north of Orlando. Trump delivered his characteristic rapid-fire speech, lauding his administration’s accomplishments while pointing his opponent's shortcomings, and urging supporters in Florida to vote early, including by mail.
The crowd reacted to parts of Trump’s speech with familiar chants, including “USA” and “Four more years,” as well as the relatively new “We love you.”
The president arrived in Florida just hours after the white House physician confirmed the president had tested negative for two consecutive days for the Chinese virus commonly known as the CoronaVirus.
Trump also held rallies last week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Pennsylvania, Iowa, and North Carolina.
Democrat Joe Biden held a rally in Ohio earlier the same day – at a drive-in rally – featuring 30 socially distant cars. The former Vice President later delivered a speech to a small, socially distant audience at the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Vice President Mike Pence also toured Ohio the same day, speaking to a crowd of more than a hundred supporters in Columbus, Ohio.
In an apparent contrast to his Democrat opponent, Joe Biden, the president is now repeatedly emphasizing his immunity to the virus.
“One thing with me, I went through it. Now, they say I’m immune – I’ll take that,” Trump said, pointing at the crowd.
The president appeared to break a slight sweat toward the end of the speech with the Florida weather in the mid-80s, but his tempo and overall appearance appeared unaffected despite his bout with COVID-19, the early stage of which included fever, fatigue, and two incidents when the president’s blood-oxygen levels dropped.
During his treatment, the president received a unique mix of medicines to deal with the virus, including an experimental antibody cocktail which is still being tested.
The president suggested that the administration is looking into making the treatment he received widely available to the public.
“We’ve made tremendous progress, and we're going to take whatever they gave me and we’re going to distribute it around to hospitals. Everyone is going to have the same damn thing,” Trump said.
His administration has already purchased millions of doses to rapidly distribute those tretments which clear their currently undertaken medical trials.
“We’re years ahead on vaccines, and they’re going to be distributed very shortly,” Trump said, referring to the several vaccines in the late stages of human trials.
During his speech, the president ticked through a familiar list of themes and revealed, for the first time, that his administration will deal with the Obama-era officials who spied on his 2016 presidential campaign “after the election.”
“We’ll take care it after the election – but that gives you another reason to go out and vote. We've gotta get back in, because if we don’t, they’ll just sweep it all under the rug,” the president said.