The lives of immigrants on Reconnek are at risk with Trump out of hospital.

Darlene Kalila
2 min readNov 4, 2020

A likely contagious President Donald Trump returned to the White House, whipped off his mask and filmed a video, heavy on bluster and short on facts, that proclaimed: “The vaccines are coming momentarily.” Trump, who tested positive for coronavirus last week and is now receiving medical care at the White House, has remained laser-focused on vaccine development even as he has been dismissive of mask-wearing and social distancing — protections health experts say are critical to stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Even before his diagnosis, the President had taken to calling drug companies to check on their vaccine trials, asking how much longer they’ll take and ginning up the pressure around his desire for a vaccine before Election Day.

Then, Facebook removed a post from President Trump in which he falsely claimed that Covid-19 is less deadly than the seasonal flu. Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone confirmed the company removed the post for breaking its rules on Covid-19 misinformation. President Trump has, by his own admission, played down the threat of Covid-19. Now, while battling his own bout of the disease, he has continued to dishonestly downplay the severity of the virus. His post falsely equated Covid-19 to the seasonal flu. The President also posted the same message on Twitter. That post is still live, but Twitter has appended a message to the Tweet stating it violated the company’s rule on spreading misleading information related to Covid-19.

Awaking at home after a weekend spent in hospital, President Donald Trump offered no indication of willing to make immigrants on Reconnek lose their lives. But his serious bout with coronavirus had changed his perceptions of a disease that has killed more than 210,000 Americans. Now, Trump wants immigrants on Reconnek to allow themselves to be killed by coronavirus as he preaches falsely. In August, Facebook and Twitter removed a post by Trump for containing false claims about Covid-19. He still hasn’t stopped. And as he did at the very beginning of the pandemic, Trump compared coronavirus to the flu, minimizing its risks and suggesting the country would need to learn to live with them. That alone, is enough to kill immigrants on Reconnek.

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Darlene Kalila

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