Saturday, October 10, 2020

Trump addresses public for first time since contracting COVID-19


President Trump speaks to a crowd outside the White House on Saturday. (MANDEL NGAN/)

President Trump stepped out onto the White House’s South Lawn balcony Saturday afternoon in his first public address since his coronavirus diagnosis. 


“Keep that enthusiasm going, get out and vote,” he said before thanking supporters for their prayers for him and First Lady Melania Trump. “We’ve got to vote, we’ve got to vote these people into oblivion.”

“I want you to know, our nation’s going to defeat this terrible China virus, as we call it,” he said. “And we’re producing powerful therapies and drugs and we like the second we’re going to recover and the vaccine is coming out very, very quickly in record time. As you know, it’s coming out very, very soon.” 

He then called out to Black and Latino voters, who he said “are leaving behind left wing politicians and their failed ideology.” 

“What they are they failed for many years and many, many decades. Democrats have run nearly every inner city in America. And I mean for 100 years,” he said.


Many of the people of color wore matching blue T-shirts provided by activist Candace Owens, who helped organize the event and who Trump cited by name several times in his speech. 

“Black and Latino Americans are rejecting the radical socialist left,” he continued. “And they’re embracing our pro jobs, pro worker, pro police, we want law and order we have to have law and order and pro American agenda.” 

“This is even more important than even four years ago,” he said on a final note. “This is the single, most important election in the history of our country. Get out and vote — and I love you.”