President Trump and Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19. What’s next for America?


Jordynn Blackwell

On the morning of Oct. 2, 2020, Americans woke up to the news that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. This announcement shocked many Americans, as the country’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 200,000.
President Trump, who recently assured his supporters that the pandemic was close to “an end,” broke the news over his Twitter account. 
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!” Trump said.
In the past months, the President has faced criticism for his handling of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Yet, one of the main questions is how the President and the First Lady contracted COVID-19.
Hope Hicks, the former White House Communications Director and close aide to Mr. Trump, tested positive for COVID-19 right before the President did. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen have also been tested, yet their results were negative. 
With just 32 days until the 2020 presidential election, President Trump’s diagnosis could be a potential setback to his intention of winning a second term. Other uncertainties at this time are how the next round of debates will be orchestrated and how the president’s supporters will be affected by this revelation. As for the stock market, U.S. stock futures have dipped and added stress on the country’s already failing economy. 
As the presidential race rages on, President Trump’s political campaign is now up in the air. Will his dream of a second term survive by November? 
In the meantime, fasten your seatbelts America! We’re in for a wild ride.