Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

first_imgTrump’s medical team announced he had tested negative and was no longer contagious as he jetted to Florida – the first of four battleground states he plans to visit over the next four days. His claim of immunity is unproven.Trailing his Democratic challenger by double digits in the polls, Trump is seeking to rally his base on a blitz of key swing states.In rare form just a week after his release from hospital, Trump’s hour-long speech called on all of his campaign classics: vicious attacks against “Crooked Hillary” Clinton and the “corrupt” press, alarmist warnings against the “radical left” and the “socialist nightmare.”Trump also mocked his opponent, whom he has nicknamed “Sleepy Joe,” saying that “practically nobody showed up” to Biden’s campaign event. Unlike Trump, Biden has been following public health guidelines during the pandemic, hosting socially-distanced campaign events that sharply contrast with Trump’s packed, largely maskless extravaganzas – including a recent celebration at the White House described by experts as a “superspreader.””Oh, do I like Florida,” Trump told the crowd. The state could play a crucial role on Nov.3.The president brushed aside poll numbers, saying: “Four years ago we had the same thing. We are going to lose Florida, they said four years ago.””Twenty-two days from now, we are going to win this state, we are going to win four more years in the White House!” he added.He also lauded his nominee for Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett.The Republican-controled Senate will begin hearings for the 48-year-old judge, whose confirmation — over which there is little doubt – will shift the nation’s highest court firmly to the right, possibly for generations.”She’s going to be a fantastic US Supreme Court Justice,” Trump said.”Who would have thought we’re on number three, you know?” he asked, referring to the justices he has appointed to the court since taking office.Before Trump, 74, left for Florida, his physician Sean Conley said the president was now negative and no longer “infectious to others” – following consecutive rapid tests and taking into account a number of other health metrics.Patients are normally classed as negative only after taking the more sensitive PCR test – drawing suspicion from experts on social media that Trump’s doctors had administered these but had not received the results they were looking for. Topics : Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by COVID-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election.”I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a cheering crowd in Sanford, near Orlando, few of whom wore masks. “I feel so powerful. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women, just give you a big fat kiss.”last_img read more

National Sports Federations to Hold Re-Run Elections on July 12

first_img” We are very careful to also ensure that candidates comply with the guidelines and present the right documents for verification. Thereafter, the master list will be published for all to see before the bye elections” Salau said.Fresh Presidential elections are to hold in Athletics, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Gymnastics while zonal elections will hold in Judo (South West) Athletics (South East and North West) and Taekwondo (South West).All Zonal, Vice and Presidential elections will take place in the Rugby Federation also on July 12.Inauguration of all National Sports Federations remains July 20, 2017 at the National Stadium, Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports has scheduled July 12, 2017 for the re-run of elections into the four pending national sports federations’ boards. The federations are Athletics, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Taekwondo.The Chairman of the National Sports Federations Electoral Appeals Committee, Alhaji Abdulrazak Salau said in a statement, that the influx of petitions which followed the June 13, 2017 elections at the Abuja National Stadium were overwhelming and needed more time to attend to.” We have had a beehive of activities since the Appeals Committee gave its verdict on June 30, 2017. The Committee has been bombarded with petitions and complaints from these Federations including Rugby. It became necessary for us to shift the election re-run date by 5 days to enable the monitoring bodies including the Election Committees to conclude screening and verification of candidates to ensure that what happened in the first election does not repeat itself.last_img read more