Saturday, April 20, 2024

COVID Catch Up: Chris Christie Has It, Press Conference Goes Very Wrong, Timeline of Trump’s Illness Makes No Sense


Was Donald Trump sick at the debate on Tuesday? Is that why he was so out of control and out of sorts? Is that why he didn’t take a COVID test before the debate? Did he suspect it? Did his team know it?

And if it wasn’t Tuesday, but Wednesday, hours after the debate, is that when he started receiving treatment?

Today’s press conference at Walter Reed Army Hospital went spectacularly wrong when doctors started making pronouncements of 48 and 72 hours, not understanding how many days ago that was, or did they? Before the press conference was over, there was, as Vanity Fair likes to say, pandemonium.

On top of that, did they lie about Trump’s actual present condition? As soon as the press conference was over, reports surfaced that Trump was a good deal more ill than revealed.

And morbidly obese Chris Christie is COVID positive, because he was at the SCOTUS announcement last Saturday. One by one, everyone who was there has gotten sick.

To paraphrase the late great Jimmy Breslin, this is the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.

Songs of the day: “Sideshow” by Blue Magic, “Lies” by Paul Revere and the Raiders, “Instant Karma” by John Lennon

Go to 36:30 for this mess:


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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