“I am the president of the United States. I can’t lock myself in a room.”
“President Trump is not a basement guy,” Miranda Devine writes in the New York Post.
“Sure, he could have done a Joe Biden and hidden in the White House the last five months, a president under quarantine cowering from the Chinese virus.
“The symbolism would have been disastrous for the mightiest nation on the planet. Trump had to show fearlessness in the face of the virus.”
“As the president told his old friend Rudy Giuliani on Saturday afternoon, he took the risks he had to take, because ‘Great generals do not lead from behind. They get out front and motivate the troops.’
“I knew there was a risk that I could catch the virus. But if I couldn’t accept that risk, I should resign…
“I am the president of the United States. I can’t lock myself in a room. I had to confront it so the American people stopped being afraid…
“If I had handled it any other way, I would have created more panic, more fear in the American people.”
Miranda Devine concludes: “When the president bounces back onto the campaign trail, he will be an invincible hero, who not only survived every dirty trick the Democrats threw at him, but the Chinese virus as well. He will show America we no longer have to be afraid.”
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A WAVE FROM THE CHIEF
President Trump left Walter Reed Military Medical Center briefly on Sunday to wave to supporters who have been gathering outside to wish him well.
Trump drives by the press and supporters outside Walter Reed hospital. pic.twitter.com/3phtKthqTH
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) October 4, 2020
SUPPORTER SPEAKS OUT
POWERFUL. “He is fighting for for us , I will fight for him “ One of many patriots who are bringing Trump Rally to our President. Showing love and unwavering support . This is how we all feel Mr.President ! God bless 🙏@realDonaldTrump @DanScavino @FLOTUS pic.twitter.com/2J3exzTmiB
— VeBee🇺🇸✝️ (@VeBo1991) October 4, 2020
President Trump is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.