U.S. President Donald Trump wears a protective mask while boarding Marine One in front of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, United States on Monday, October 5, 2020.
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“I think for (Trump) he thinks he has to project invincibility. He thinks that is the most important thing people want to see,” said David Smith of the United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney.
“But he’s the President of the United States. What people want to see is responsibility, and he shows no responsibility,” he said “Street Signs Asia” on Tuesday.
The president was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday after three days in the hospital where he was being treated for Covid-19. Medical experts beforehand he warned that he should stay in the hospital Given his age and the “secret” nature of the virus, Trump said on Twitter that he was “feeling very good”.
His doctors said Monday that his condition was the same “further improved” He has continued to be treated at the White House for the past 24 hours.
Trump was too criticized for a ride outside of Walter Reed on Sunday, during which he waved to his supporters gathered in front of the hospital. Doctors said he exposed his intelligence agents to “absolutely unnecessary risk” by getting into the vehicle “actively contagious”.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, more than 35.4 million people have been infected with Covid-19 and at least 1 million people have died.
Smith said the president seemed to be “taking more and more steps” that put those around him at risk.
“If the United States appears to be on the verge of a third wave of the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people, I don’t think that irresponsibility will be rewarded,” he said.
However, Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, who is contributing to CNBC, said Trump played in front of his grassroots and knows the only way to win is by “cementing” that support ahead of the November election.
“What you saw him today goes against all health logic,” he told CNBC “Capital connection” on Tuesday. “But it plays completely into the person who loves his base and continues to support it.”