The newspaper stated that the announcement of the president’s infection with the virus – in addition to the first lady Melania Trump and his close advisor, Hope Hicks – will have repercussions, some of them clear and others unclear, but some “dark scenarios” loom on the horizon if his health worsens.
In the event that the health of Trump – who is 74 years old and overweight – deteriorates significantly, then the third paragraph of Chapter 25 of the US Constitution can be activated, which allows the president to transfer his powers temporarily to his deputy.
And if his deputy, Mike Pence, takes over the reins at this stage, it will be the fourth time that this provision has been activated in the past 40 years, as Presidents Ronald Reagan (once) and George W. Bush (twice) have used it, and all of these cases were due to scheduled surgeries.
A second possibility – currently unlikely but available, according to the newspaper – awaits the United States, which is the possibility that Trump’s deteriorating health will not allow him to continue his presidential race for a second term.
This scenario, which would lead to “political chaos”, depends on how the president’s health situation will develop. If necessary, his deputy, Mike Pence, could take over the presidency and nominate the Republican Party for the next November elections, or the party can choose a candidate New, and in this case the ballot papers cast for Trump will go into the early vote in favor of his successor.
The Hill confirms that Trump’s health condition – even if it does not deteriorate significantly – the fate of the remaining two presidential debates appears at stake, and it is likely that the second debate, scheduled for October 15 in Miami, will not bring together the presidential competitors directly, before the final third debate scheduled in October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Trump’s infection with the virus raises – according to the newspaper – another important question, which is whether his Democratic opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden, in turn, was infected during their first presidential debate. No one knows exactly when Trump was injured, but it is certain that the two men stayed close by during their first debate for 90 minutes, approximately 48 hours before Trump was injured.
The scenario of transmitting the infection to Biden (77 years) by his competitor will constitute an “amazing” and “frightening” development, especially as his campaign has gone a long way in its precautionary measures and its commitment to the conditions of social distancing that will prevent the spread of the disease.
Just a gambit
On the other hand, The Hill reported that some of Trump’s most vocal critics on social media raised the possibility that the announcement of his infection with the Corona virus was just a maneuver, in order to cover up the bad news going on about him – such as suspicions of tax evasion and his sensational comments about the “Proud Boys” group. Right-wing extremism – and achieving a political race in its race for re-election.
She adds that this is “unlikely”, especially since Counselor Hope Hicks, who was very close to him, is also infected, and because Sean Conley, the president’s doctor, confirmed that Trump and the first lady’s test results are positive, indicating that the medical team at the White House “will follow closely.” Their health condition.
The newspaper confirms that this new president’s injury will deepen his already big electoral problems, as it will make the Corona file again the most prominent file in the election campaign, since most Americans believe that the current administration’s response to the pandemic was not up to par.
She believes that from now on, Trump will not be able to evade this file, as he remained insistent that the epidemic “will disappear”, and repeatedly questioned the opinion of experts, and his statements appeared to be conflicting regarding the precautionary measures, especially the issue of wearing masks.
And the newspaper adds that his injury – and far from arousing sympathy for him – could intensify the criticism of his rhetorical recklessness, and he will find himself in a bad position due to his repeated mockery of rival Joe Biden, who has shown a commitment to wearing a medical mask.
The newspaper concludes that after President Trump was officially declared infected with the Coronavirus, many things are still unclear, but the only thing for sure is that this year’s tumultuous presidential election campaign has just received its biggest shock ever.
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