June 23, 2024

Trump claims immunity to Covid-19, begins presidential campaign


The United States President Donald Trump has announced that he will begin the presidential campaign, claiming that he is immune to coronavirus transmission.

In an interview aired on Fox News on Sunday, Trump said he no longer has COVID-19 and declared he was now “immune” to the virus.

“I’m immune,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News.

“The president is in very good shape to fight the battles,” he added.

Trump’s physician, Dr Sean Conley, said the president had taken a test on Saturday showing he was no longer “a transmission risk to others”, and there was no longer evidence “of actively replicating virus”.

The White House at the time did not say whether Conley’s statement meant Trump had actually tested negative for the coronavirus.

To date, the White House has also not released when Trump last tested negative for the virus before his positive test, making the timeline of his infection unclear.

Later on Sunday, Twitter flagged a tweet by Trump in which the US President claimed he was immune to the coronavirus, saying it violated the social media platform’s rules about misleading information related to COVID-19.

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know,” Trump said in the tweet.

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