US President Donald Trump is preparing hit the campaign trail anew with just three weeks before the presidential polls, even if he is not been cleared by physicians to be totally free of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
He will give a public speech at the White House on Sunday for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19. He was discharged from a military hospital in Maryland after only three days and immediately went back to the White House.
Trump would resume his campaigning in a Florida rally on Tuesday to stave off his Democratic rival Joe Biden, who has been critical of the incumbent’s behavior amid Trump’s battle with Covid-19, even calling it“reckless.”
Trump is making his campagin comeback after he thumbed down an anticipated virtual debate with Biden on October 16. Their next debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates said, would be on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee, about a week before the November 3 election.
The incumbent’s not accepting to participate in the virtual debate did not sit well with Biden.
“It’s shameful that Donald Trump ducked the only debate in which the voters get to ask the questions — but it’s no surprise,” Biden spokesman Andrew Bates said.
Trump “doesn’t have the guts to answer for his record to voters at the same time as vice president Biden,” he added.
Beside Biden, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is visibly irked over Trump’s behavior in the light of his Covid-19 battle.
Pelosi’s also said Trump was suffering from “disassociation from reality [that] would be funny if it weren’t so deadly.