On Saturday, Donald Trump assured the media at a press conference that he had finally been tested for coronavirus, proudly announcing:
“I also took the test last night, and I decided I should based on the press conference yesterday. People were asking.
“They sent it to a lab.”
But, given Trump’s propensity for lying, we can easily surmise he hasn’t actually been tested, and even if he has been, we’ll never be given an full accounting of what that lab test showed.
Why, you may ask, is Trump so paranoid about allowing his throat to be swabbed? Even a child can handle that without any trepidation.
According to insiders, the president is paranoid of providing a sample of his DNA because it could be used against him in pending rape cases:
BREAKING: White House insiders suggest Trump refuses corona virus testing because his DNA has been legally requested in his rape cases.
— ANITAFELLOWS (@An3ita5) March 13, 2020
BREAKING: White House insiders suggest Trump refuses corona virus testing because his DNA has been legally requested in his rape cases. pic.twitter.com/HbwMeqohd4
— Methy Anne (@GoP__Botched) March 13, 2020
It’s important to point out that no one has concrete verification this is the reason Trump has been so steadfastly resolute about not being tested — at least until his statement today at the press conference — but it certainly makes sense when you consider that a court could subpoena that throat swab and have it placed into evidence as part of the rape allegations made by writer E. Jean Carroll and other women who say Trump raped or sexually assaulted them. Carroll has already requested a DNA sample from Trump.
And then there’s this possibility: Maybe Trump doesn’t want to provide a sample because he knows it would show some underlying disease he’s trying to hide. Like what? Well, maybe a heart condition or tertiary syphilis, which in the advanced stage is known to damage the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints.
Supposedly Donald Trump is a germophobe. If that’s true, why is he afraid of a throat swab? Something doesn’t add up here, and like nearly everything with Trump, it’s usually a safe bet to assume the worst about him.