Donald Trump Throws Masks Into Crowd And Says He'll 'Kiss Everyone' At Florida Rally
Donald Trump threw masks into the crowd and said he'd give everyone a 'big fat kiss' at a rally in Florida. You can watch footage here:
At his first rally since announcing he and wife Melania had tested positive for coronavirus on 2 October, the President tossed masks into the crowd at Orlando Sanford International Airport and discussed how 'powerful' he felt.
He said: "If you don't feel good about going out, stay, relax, stay. You know the risk groups, you know the older people - see, fortunately I'm not an old person. I'm very young and I'm in such perfect shape. I'm in such great shape.
"One thing with me, the nice part - I went through it now. Now they say I'm immune. I feel so powerful.
"I will kiss everyone in that audience, I will kiss the guys and the beautiful women, everybody, I'll just give you a big fat kiss."
The rally came after Trump's doctor, Sean Conley, said the President had tested negative for the virus on consecutive days, concluding that he was 'not infectious to others'.
In an update shared on Twitter, he wrote: "Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgenomic RNA, and PCR cycle threshold measurements, as well as ongoing assessment of viral culture date, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication."
Trump, 74, used the rally to take aim at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who he claimed would 'terminate our recovery, delay the vaccine, prolong the pandemic and annihilate Florida's economy with a draconian unscientific lockdown'.
He added that it was only right that he made the 'risky' decision to get out and about since he tested positive for Covid-19.
He said: "There is something nice, I don't have to be locked up in my basement. And I wouldn't allow that to happen anyway. I wouldn't allow it to happen.
"When you're the president you can't lock yourself in a basement. You've got to get out, and it's risky. It's risky but you've got to get out.
"But it does give you a good feeling when you beat something and they say you're immune, I don't know for how long, some people say for life, some people say for four months.
"Every time I hear about it, it gets shorter and shorter and shorter, because they want it to be as bad as possible."
The USA has recorded more than 7.8 million cases of coronavirus and 215,000 Covid-19 deaths - the highest rates in the world.
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