U.S. President Donald Trump said that he lost five acquaintances, including two close friends, because of the coronavirus. He said this Thursday during a speech to employees of the Medical Equipment Distribution Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
“I’ve never lost anyone I know because of the flu. But I lost five people I knew, two of whom were very good friends. They passed away. It’s just awful, awful.”
Trump added that a couple of days after his friends developed COVID-19, he called them to find out how they were feeling, but got the answer that they were in a coma. At the same time the president noted that before Coronavirus the health of his friends was not in the best shape and their weight was not “perfect”.
Last week, coronavirus infection was detected in several employees of the White House, followed by additional cleaning measures in the residence. In addition, it has become known that Trump and Pence will start taking COVID-19 tests daily. It was also decided that as many employees as possible would be transferred to remote work.
On May 10 Trump spoke about his concerns about the possible development of a second wave of coronavirus, which could prevent his re-election in the presidential election on November 3, 2020.