MANHATTAN, New York — New Yorkers reacted to US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump having tested positive for the coronavirus, on Friday. “Any rational person will understand that if you walk out into the rain, you are bound to get wet. Rain and wetness just automatically goes together and it’s one of those things that, it was just a matter of time, based upon his actions,” commented a local. “I think it’s kind of ironic that given the fact that he first said it was a hoax, and then he was being completely reckless being out in public, holding rallies,” another passerby said.
Trump has been criticized by the media for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic and repeatedly saying that the virus will “go away,” despite the US being the worst hit country in the world, with over seven million cases and more than 208,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Trump is being taken to the hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for COVID-19.