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Lincoln Project gets question trending after 44 hours without on-camera appearance by president

Lincoln Project gets question trending after 44 hours without on-camera appearance by president

Republican anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project taunted the Donald Trump on Wednesday, after he went unseen since he was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Centre two days ago.

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Speculation continues regarding Trump’s health after he tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

The group tweeted: “Trump hasn’t been seen on camera for 44 hours. Where is the president? We need 5,000 people to respond to this tweet with #WhereIsTrump.”

Echoing the way in which Trump commercial patio furniture used to attack Joe Biden, the tweet ended: “Come out of the basement, Donald.”

With more than 37,000 retweets by mid-afternoon, the hashtag was trending across Twitter.

At 3.30pm eastern time Mr Trump broke isolation and emerged from the White House residence, but has not yet been seen.

According to a spokesperson he was in the Oval Office being briefed on the status of stimulus bill talks and the threat of Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico.

A US Marine was posted to stand guard outside the West Wing, which indicates that the president was in the Oval Office.

Video: More White House aides test positive as Trump falsely compares Covid and flu deaths (France 24)

More White House aides test positive as Trump falsely compares Covid and flu deaths

  • a person standing in front of itFrom Brussels to Berlin, cities race to halt coronavirus resurgence
    Bars and cafes in Brussels are closing for one month following a spike in infections, which doubled over the last week. Elsewhere in Europe, Italy is the latest country to issue a nationwide mask mandate, while Berlin is set to impose a night curfew and ban on outdoor gatherings of more than five people.

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    Brazil’s numbed of coronavirus cases has surpassed 5 million, though the number of new daily infections commercial patio umbrellas is dropping. The country is the third-most affected by the virus, which has killed almost 150,000 people. Local health experts warn it is too early to relax social distancing, however, the country’s firebrand President Jair Bolsonaro continues to downplay the threat of the virus and opposes lockdowns.

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  • a man standing in a roomChild labour on the rise in India
    According to the World Bank, between 88 and 115 million people will be pushed into extreme poverty this year, attributed largely to covid-19, conflict and climate change, especially in developing countries. In India, poverty has led to a large market in child labour, where 10 million children were thought to be working illegally even before the crisis.

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The Lincoln Project tweeted again, asking: “Why is Donald Trump scared to show himself live on camera? What are they hiding?”

White House correspondents reported that full PPE is available for staff who interact with the president, but also noted that this is likely to be for a photo opportunity.

Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, has reported that the president no longer has symptoms, although, if he is still Covid-19 positive he is likely to be shedding airborne coronavirus particles each time he breathes, experts say.

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There has been widespread outrage over the cavalier way in which Mr Trump has conducted himself since his diagnosis, downplaying its severity as he receives the best medical care commercial pool furniture in the nation, and unnecessarily potentially exposing others to the virus.

There is also concern over the welfare of those at work in the White House. At least 27 people in the White House, Congress, and the military have now tested positive for Covid-19.

Many were present at Trump’s announcement of Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.

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