|President Donald Trump rallied hundreds of supporters for a comeback event at the White House, and is planning back-to-back rallies in a bit to salvage his struggling campaign three weeks from the November 3 election. (Photo by= AFP/Mandel Ngan)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] US President Donald Trump on Sunday (Oct 11) announced he’s immune to COVID-19 and ready for a fight as his White House race against his rival Joe Biden enters its critical last weeks.
Trump's doctors cleared him to return to campaign after he was declared no longer a coronavirus transmission risk but not virus-free, and his immunity claim is unproven. "It looks like I'm immune for, I don't know, maybe a long time and maybe a short time, it could be a lifetime, nobody really knows, but I'm immune," Trump told Fox News show "Sunday Morning Futures". "So now you have a president who doesn't have to hide in a basement like his opponent," Trump added - in a jab at Democratic challenger Biden, who has taken a far more cautious approach to campaigning in a pandemic. But it isn’t yet clear to what degree contracting COVID-19 confers immunity, with early studies suggesting a few months while newer ones have indicated it could last longer.
Twitter on Sunday hid a tweet from Trump where he claimed he was immune, saying the post violated its rules about misleading and potentially harmful misinformation. The tweet was still visible once users clicked through the warning.During his phone interview on Fox News, Trump suggested that his White House rival could himself be sick.