Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020
Trump checked into Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday after announcing that morning that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Following three days of treatment, he returned to the White House on Monday evening.
Biden’s campaign publicly declared that it would pull its negative ads while the president recovered, The Sun reported.
However, it is unclear whether Biden actually did so. Some in the Trump campaign noted that the adds still appeared to be running.
The “Squad” member, who was recently implicated in an expose about illegal ballot-harvesting in her home district of Minneapolis, said Trump would have taken the opposite course if Biden were the one who tested positive.
“Why would Biden delay or suspend his campaign when we know Trump would’ve had ads up by noon today ridiculing Biden for testing positive? Get it together,” she tweeted on Friday.
She said the Rose Garden ceremony for Barrett caused the virus to spread among the White House staff and members of Congress.
The GOP Senators who tested positive have all had contact with their staff and other Senators.
The Senate should quarantine, without hesitation.
Democratic Senators shouldn’t be an accomplice to this dangerous reckless behavior. #RoseGardenMassacre
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 3, 2020
Democrats are furious because the Rose Garden event did not require attendees to wear masks or social distance.
Omar said Trump has not cared about the virus until it personally affected him.
“For months, we have been hoping for a simple acknowledgement from the President—to hear the words, ‘We will get through this together,'” Omar said, despite Trump having made similar statements for the past six months.
“And now we only hear those words when it is about him—not the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their lives, and the millions whose families have been touched by it because of his malfeasance,” she said.