CORONAVIRUS/DEBATES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP’S HEALTH: “I’d love to put myself in the basement or in a beautiful room in the White House and go away for a year and a half until it [coronavirus] disappears. I can’t do that… and I meet a lot of families, including Gold Star families and military families, every meeting I had — and I had to meet them, I had to, it would be horrible to have canceled everything.

I said, you know, this is dangerous. And you catch it. And you know, I caught it. I learned a lot. I learned a lot, great doctors, great hospitals. And now, I recovered. 99.9 of young people recover. 99% of people recover. We have to recover. We can’t close up our nation, we have to open our school, and we can’t close up our nation, or you’re not going to have a nation.”

-Donald Trump on Oct. 22, 2020, “Debate transcript: Trump, Biden final presidential debate moderated by Kristen Welker,” usatoday.com, Oct. 23, 2020