When Donald Trump was in office, Conservative media went into overdrive trying to portray him as a strong leader. Despite the fact that Trump was clearly overweight and had a terrible diet, clips were regularly shown of him on the golf course. When Trump had trouble walking down a ramp, excuses were immediately made.
Like Trump, Joe Biden is a man in his 70s that doesn’t have the spring in his step that someone in their 30s. Still, networks like Fox have treated him like an invalid. This is a tack taken by Sean Hannity last night when talking about how rapidly Biden recovered from his bout with COVID. According to the Fox host, that only happened because he had a much less serious case than Trump had in 2020.
Hannity told his audience:
“What Joe failed to mention is the current variant, which is BA.5, the dominant variant of the omicron is much, much weaker than the original strain that infected then-President Trump. By the way, not that I recall, I never saw a Donald Trump trip, not once, not twice, but three times climbing up the stairs to Air Force One and then having a spokesperson claim it was very windy.”
The Fox host continued, “Donald Trump never got blown over by the wind. This current Covid variant is so weak that even a frail, cognitively-impaired 79-year-old can recover at home with no problem, whatsoever.”
Trump, of course, was much sicker with COVID than his doctors were willing to let on. Watch a clip of the segment below:
Hannity brags that Trump was infected by a much stronger strain of Covid pic.twitter.com/9xM53Fduvx
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.