Donald Trump is reportedly “furious” at his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who writes in a new book that the former US president tested positive for the coronavirus just before an election debate with Joe Biden.
Meadows had written in his book “The Chief’s Chief” that Trump tested positive for Covid-19 three days before his first debate with Biden. Therefore, a doctor in the White House would have asked Trump not to go to the debate and an election rally.
But after Trump got a negative result on a second test, he ignored that advice and kept his original positive result a secret. Three days after the debate, Trump tested positive again and eventually had to be hospitalized.
However, according to Trump, what Meadows writes is “fake news”: “The story I had Covid before or during the first debate is nonsense. A test even showed that I was negative for the debate,” it says in a press release. According to sources, Trump is “furious” at Meadows.
He now swallows his words. In an interview with far-right Newsmax, he said that “the president is right: it’s fake news. The context of the book shows that it is a false positive test. Meadows is believed to be trying to keep his former boss happy as speculation grows that he will run for president again in 2024.