Yesterday it was announced that Hope Hicks, the President’s senior aide, had tested positive for COVID. And that was just the beginning.
The news that President Trump has COVID has been taking the internet by storm all day long. And now that he’s been admitted to Walter Reed Hospital, speculation continues to grow.
People have questions.
What happens if the President dies right before or right after the election? What happens if he can’t carry out his duties? All of these things would be far more simple if it wasn’t an election year – and moreover, if it wasn’t so darned close to the election.
And this illness is sweeping through our government. Not only is President Trump positive for COVID, but so is his wife, so is Kellyanne Conway, and so are Senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis. This morning, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin also announced his positive diagnosis.
A lot of folks like to ask why we pay so much attention to current events here on a preparedness website. In this situation there are some HUGE ramifications to everyday Americans.
Here’s what we know so far.
President Trump is in a demographic that could face serious issues with this virus. We’re in the midst of not only an election but also a Supreme Court nomination process. Let’s take a quick look at this as well as the line of succession.
It’s 2020. Let’s be honest: why would we expect anything less than our election going entirely sideways?
So what happens if a candidate actually DIES during the election itself?
An even more unprecedented quagmire is this: what if a candidate – either Trump or Biden – succumbs to COVID during the election? It’s pretty late to be throwing new hats in the ring, isn’t it?
What are your thoughts?
What are your thoughts about this outbreak in the President’s inner circle? How do you think the election will be affected? Do you have any predictions, suspicions, or educated guesses? Any unanswered questions? Share them in the comments below.