Donald Trump assured Sunday that he was no longer a carrier of COVID-19 and that he was no longer contagious, on the eve of returning to the campaign, a few weeks before the US presidential election on 3 next november.
The American president explained in an interview with the Fox News television channel that the tests he had taken showed that he could resume his campaign without risking infecting other people.
White House doctor Sean Conley had said the day before that Donald Trump no longer posed a “risk of transmission to others”, without specifying whether he had tested negative.
“I took the highest test, the one with the highest standards, and I’m in great shape,” he said. “It looks like I’m immune. I can get out of the basement ”.
Twitter attached a similar message from Donald Trump on this alleged immunization with a warning, believing that the message violated the social network’s rules on misleading information.
“I beat this damn, this horrible Chinese virus,” he said. “It looks like I’m immune.”
Donald Trump will be able to resume his campaign when he is struggling in the polls against his Democratic opponent Joe Biden .
He plans to visit Florida, a key state on Monday, then to Pennsylvania on Tuesday and to Iowa on Wednesday.
Nearly 7.7 million people have been infected in the United States with the coronavirus, which has resulted in the death of more than 213,000 of them.
At least 11 people have tested positive in Donald Trump’s entourage while health measures are only very partially respected in the White House.