Wow, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, both tested positive for the coronavirus. Hmm. So much for this being a hoax, for it going away like a miracle, for warmer weather knocking it out, for playing it down, for not wearing protective face masks, and for ignoring social distancing. Oops.
The other day, in my Provocative Question post, I asked about karma, or the notion of reap what you sow and what goes around, comes around. Because I don’t believe in reincarnation, an afterlife, predestination, or fate, I have tended to write off the notion of karma as just another way humans try to explain things that they don’t really understand.
But after learning that POTUS and FLOTUS tested positive for COVID-19, I’m thinking that I might have to rethink the idea of karma.
I wonder if this news will finally end the squabble over whether or not the Trump administration has totally mismanaged the pandemic. Will it amplify criticism or will it generate ferocious pushback from Trump loyalists, especially if he fully recovers? And what affect, if any, will it have on the campaign and presidential election, which is exactly one month from tomorrow?
I guess, as Trump is wont to say, “We’ll see what happens.”
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (wow), Word of the Day Challenge (squabble), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (amplify), and Your Daily Word Prompt (ferocious).