‘They say I am immune. I feel so powerful,’ he boasts at rally
“Here we are!” President Donald Trump introduced with a triumphant roar — made barely hoarse by his bout with COVID-19 — on the opening of a rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday.
Just per week after getting out of hospital with the coronavirus, Mr. Trump strode onto the stage, tossing out face masks, like a rock star handing out autographs.
Defying the pandemic
But he wasn’t sporting a masks himself. And neither was anybody else, barring a small minority, within the crowd of a number of thousand, who have been jammed cheek by jowl to witness the Republican’s return to the marketing campaign path.
Which was the entire level.
Mr. Trump wished to indicate he can defy the pandemic and his seemingly plummeting possibilities of beating Democratic candidate Joe Biden alike.
Loud, coarse at occasions, diving into his well-worn jokes, and freely insulting opponents and journalists, Mr. Trump didn’t sound like a clinically overweight man of 74 who only some days in the past was being administered oxygen by medical doctors.
“They say I’m immune,” he boasted. “I feel so powerful.”
From ditching his masks to parking the long-lasting Air Force One jumbo proper behind the rostrum, this was a rally stage-managed to push Mr. Trump’s picture as freak of nature unbound by the legal guidelines governing bizarre people.
Maybe he wasn’t sporting a Superman shirt beneath his swimsuit, as The New York Times reported he thought-about doing on being discharged from hospital October 5, however the crowd wouldn’t have been fazed had he carried out so.
Mr. Trump talks of having fun with a “protective glow” after getting over COVID-19.
The method Mr. Trump tells it, his particular powers make him invincible in opposition to Mr. Biden too. Since reemerging from heavy remedy for the coronavirus he has mocked the Democrat’s journey schedule, his masks sporting and coughing.
“He’s got no strength left, he’s got no power left,” Mr. Trump informed Monday’s crowd.