President Donald Trump on Monday bragged about having “immunity” against COVID-19, after being hospitalized for the virus at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“Now they say I’m immune. I can — I feel so powerful,” Trump told a rally in Florida.
“I’ll walk into that audience,” he continued. “I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the — every…”
“I’ll just give you a big, fat kiss,” Trump vowed.
However, the commander-in-chief did not leave the stage to kiss his supporters in the audience.
After suggesting he’s immune, the President says he feels so powerful he’ll walk into the audience and kiss all the guys and “beautiful women” pic.twitter.com/tLDGGYtyHl
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 12, 2020
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Katie Porter did not question Emily Murphy because the GSA head blew off today’s Biden transition briefing
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GET READY: Today Rep. Katie Porter will ask @GSAEmily and the @USGSA to explain to America why they’re blocking the Biden-Harris team from a proper transfer of power. Every lost day endangers the lives of millions of Americans across the country. pic.twitter.com/DtunHVI3xg