Secret Service Agents On Trump Limo Ride Already Had COVID: Book
- All of the Secret Service agents who went with Trump to Walter Reed previously had COVID, according to the book.
- Trump was hospitalized with COVID-19 in early October and took a limo ride as a show of force.
- Trump was deeply concerned about his public image while in hospital, the book reported.
All Secret Service agents who accompanied former President Donald Trump on his visit to Walter Reed Hospital to seek treatment for COVID-19 had already contracted the virus, according to Wall Street Journal reporter Michael’s new book. Bender “Frankly We Did Win This Election”.
Trump, despite being infected and hospitalized, insisted that a public limousine ride be widely criticized for appearing to put Secret Service agents in the presidential limo with him, decked out in full protective gear, in danger. Bender revealed in the book that only Secret Service agents with some immunity to COVID-19 from a previous infection come to the hospital.
Records obtained by a watchdog group through the Freedom of Information Act in June revealed that nearly 900 Secret Service agents contracted COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic, representing about 13% of the agency’s total workforce.
“Frankly We Did Win This Election” and “Nightmare Scenario,” a book on the COVID-19 pandemic by two Washington Post reporters, revealed new details about the chaos and dysfunction surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak fall 2020 in the White House and Trump’s own contact with illness.
The White House, which consistently flouted recommended COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks around others and social distancing, relied heavily on rapid tests that were only around 80% accurate and gave both false negatives and positive tests.
Trump himself, Bender reported, “stopped taking daily Covid tests in the summer” of 2020, believing all staff around him getting tested would keep him safe.
But that strategy backfired when several senior White House officials, including the President and First Lady Melania Trump, tested positive after a White House event for the then Supreme Court candidate. , Amy Coney Barrett, has turned into a COVID super-broadcaster.
While in hospital, Trump was also enraged by a mistake by his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who told White House reporters (or so he thought) that Trump’s state was ” very concerning “as the Associated Press cameras rolled around and captured everything. he said.
Trump, according to Bender, was deeply concerned that there weren’t enough of his allies on television to vouch for his health.
“I want all of my fucking surrogates out there,” Trump said, according to the book. “Get everyone on the Sunday shows and push back on this story that I’m not doing well.”