President Trump has just gained membership to one exclusive club he had no interest in joining: world leaders with COVID-19.
Other members, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, recovered. So did former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, another Trump-like figure and, at 84, closer to Trump’s age than he is to Johnson’s. Johnson and Berlusconi were both hospitalized with severe symptoms. We don’t know Trump’s path, but the odds are he will get through this. That’s the good news.
The bad news: In this cursed year of the Lord 2020, who knows?
What is immediately clear is that this is a terrible development as the U.S.