t is feasible to think about a kinder, gentler Donald Trump rising from the Walter Reed Medical Centre, although it requires some creativeness. In any case, when Boris Johnson, himself a little bit of a political rascal, survived his bout of Covid within the spring, many detected some change in his manner. The intimation of his personal mortality appeared to maneuver him to tears throughout a subsequent interview with The Solar. President Trump’s initially much-reduced Twitter output was much less aggressive and abusive and even now his renewed sloganising is unobjectionable, if oddly all now in capitals. Trump’s shock look to thank his “patriot” supporters was reckless, however at the least he has taken to sporting a masks. He even known as the coronavirus by its appropriate title relatively than “the China virus”.
Radical long-term character change, nevertheless, isn’t a recognised consequence of Covid, and Trump has by no means suffered from an overabundance of humility. Certainly, it has apparently been one thing of a Trump household custom to view bodily sickness as merely an indication of private weak point. In that context, Trump would brandish his survival, at his age and weight, as proof of his superhuman structure. Not even “the China virus” can defeat Donald Trump would be the message.