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Trump’s Youngest Son Positive for Covid-19

Trump’s Youngest Son Positive for Covid-19

Melania Trump says Barron had coronavirus as she reveals her ‘roller coaster of symptoms’

First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday announced that her 14-year-old son Barron Trump tested positive for the coronavirus not long after she and President Trump were diagnosed with COVID-19. 

In an online statement, the first lady said Barron initially tested negative after she and the president tested positive earlier this month. A subsequent test later showed Barron was in fact infected with the virus. 

The first lady said he exhibited no symptoms and has since tested negative. Both she and President Trump have tested negative as well. 

“My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive,” she said in a statement. 

“Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together,” she said.

The first lady also reflected on her own diagnosis. She said she experienced a “roller coaster of symptoms”, including body aches, a cough and fatigue.

“I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food,” she wrote.

In her statement, Mrs Trump also said the “most impactful part” of her recovery was “the opportunity to reflect on many things – family, friendships, my work, and staying true to who you are”.

There are no fully effective, federally approved treatments for Covid-19. Some have promoted vitamins and supplements as immunity-bolstering additions to the diet, but there is not yet evidence that this can specifically benefit coronavirus patients.

Mrs. Trump encouraged Americans to try to stay healthy, noting that “a balanced diet, fresh air, and vitamins really are vital to keep our bodies healthy.”

Mr Trump again boasted during a Tuesday night campaign rally about his own medical cocktail, saying he feels great and wants to make the experimental and aggressive cocktail of antibody drugs and a powerful steroid available to all Americans who get the virus.

Elon Musk’s Tesla and its ‘Starman’ driver just flew past Mars for the first time

Elon Musk’s Tesla and its ‘Starman’ driver just flew past Mars for the first time

Tesla Roadster Launched Into Space 2 Years Ago Floats Past Mars

Starman just cruised by Mars for the first time.

The spacesuit-clad mannequin is “driving” SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, which launched in February 2018 on the debut flight of the company’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket. And the duo just hit a big milestone on their cosmic journey.

“Starman, last seen leaving Earth, made its first close approach with Mars today — within 0.05 astronomical units, or under 5 million miles, of the Red Planet,” SpaceX announced via Twitter Wednesday (Oct. 7). (One astronomical unit is the average Earth-sun distance — about 93 million miles, or 150 million kilometers.)

Since its launch in February 2018, the Roadster has traveled 1.3 billion miles through space, far exceeding its 36,000 mile warranty, according to whereisroadster.com, which has been tracking the vehicle.

It is currently heading in Earth’s direction at 17,314 miles per hour. Back on land, the Roadster tops out at 250 miles per hour.

Musk’s ride is the first car to leave Earth, and has the phrase “Don’t Panic!” displayed on its dashboard — a reference to Musk’s favorite book, “The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

Shortly after the Tesla Roadster launched, three researchers at the University of Toronto calculated that the car would drift through space until it crashes into Earth, Venus, or the sun sometime in the next 10 million years.

Musk is the CEO of both Palo Alto-based Tesla and Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX.

Trump Mocked For Signing Blank Paper In White House Photos From Hospital

Trump Mocked For Signing Blank Paper In White House Photos From Hospital

A White House official said Trump had ‘signed about 10 documents yesterday. We published 2 proclamations last night’ 

The Trump administration’s credibility crisis continues as the president is mocked for apparently signing a blank piece of paper with a marker in photos taken at Walter Reed military hospital, in a vain attempt to show him working while fighting coronavirus.

On Saturday night, the White House released photos of Donald Trump appearing hard at work while in hospital, where he remained for a second night after a “very concerning” period.

Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, shared one of the images to her own Twitter page, writing: ‘Nothing can stop him from working for the American people. RELENTLESS!’

But the president’s attempts to appear undeterred by the virus were quickly picked apart by eagled viewers online, who took to social media to accuse Trump of staging the images and blasting his ‘reality TV presidency’.

One of the photographs showed the president sat at the end of a long conference table, with a walnut backdrop, dressed in an open collar white shirt, sifting through some files and grasping a pen.

The second image showed Trump sat at a round table with a white backdrop, wearing a suit jacket and appearing to write on a piece of paper in front of him.

Though the content of the images appear to attempt to show a passage of time, editor-in-chief of The Air Current, Jon Ostrower, took a closer look at data embedded in the photos and found they had been taken just 10 minutes apart – despite showing Trump working in two different places.

Trump gives thumbs up as he is transferred to Walter Reed Military Medical Center

Trump gives thumbs up as he is transferred to Walter Reed Military Medical Center

Trump taken to Walter Reed medical center and will be hospitalized ‘for the next few days’

President Trump was transferred Friday afternoon to Walter Reed Medical Center to be evaluated for COVID-19. He walked out to the helicopter and gave a thumbs up to the cameras outside. 

Trump landed at the hospital a short time later, saluting his military aides before climbing into his limousine for a brief ride to the hospital’s main building. His hand could be seen waving as he sped past assembled media.

White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that Mr. Trump has “mild symptoms,” and was being transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center “out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts.” 

After his arrival, the President posted an 18-second video to his Twitter account, seeking to reassure the American people he is doing “very well” after his coronavirus diagnosis.

“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m doing very well. We’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much, I appreciate it. I will never forget it. Thank you,” he said.

The physician, Dr. Sean Conley, also said Trump, 74, had been given an experimental antibody cocktail treatment, and was taking several nutritional supplements as well.

Conley said the first lady, who turned 50 earlier this year, “remains well with only a mild cough and headache.”

The president announced his diagnosis on Twitter early Friday morning. He has since stayed off the social media platform and out of sight, with White House officials providing few updates about his health throughout the day.

White House communications director Alyssa Farah assured in a statement to NBC on Friday that “the president is in charge” and that power has not been transferred to Pence.

Trump names Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee

Trump names Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee

President Trump officially named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee in a White House event Saturday afternoon, setting up a contentious nomination fight in the final few weeks before the presidential election.

“Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution,” Trump said.

Barrett, accompanied by her husband and seven children, joined Trump in the Rose Garden for the event.

“Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me. The flag of the United States is still flying at half-staff in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to mark the end of a great American life,” said Barrett, praising the late justice, who died eight days ago at 87.

“Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome in the legal profession,” Barrett said. “But she not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. For that she has won the admiration of women across the country, and, indeed, all over the world.”

In front of Republican senators and the US attorney general, Bill Barr, whose roles supporting Trump have attracted immense criticism, Barrett said Ginsburg’s “life of public service serves as an example to us all”.

“I fully understand that this is a momentous decision for a president, and if the Senate does me the honor of confirming me, I pledge to discharge the responsibilities of this job to the very best of my ability,” Barrett said. “I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution. I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote on Mr. Trump’s nominee, four years after he blocked President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court because the vacancy occurred in an election year. There were only eight justices on the court for over a year after Scalia’s death, until Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed in 2017.

In a statement on Saturday, McConnell said that the Senate “will evaluate this nomination on the basis of Judge Barrett’s objective qualifications.”

“The Court, the Senate, and the American people — not to mention the nominee and her family — deserve a fair process that is focused on Judge Barrett’s qualifications. I hope all 100 Senators will treat this serious process with the dignity and respect it should command,” McConnell said.

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania later Saturday night, Trump celebrated his newly named nominee, basking in the opportunity to deflect attention away from the coronavirus pandemic and a floundering economy that have been red marks on his presidency.

“I just came from the Rose Garden of the White House,” Trump said, pausing for effect while the crowd erupted in chants of “Fill That Seat!”

“This is our third nomination. We have Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh — and now we have Amy.”