Trump has Covid.

There were a lot of other things going on today, probably, but since the news came in about three hours ago, it’s hard to think about anything else.

Trump’s polls got worse. According to one, he’s even losing in Georgia now, which is insane. That’s like a Democrat losing in New York. There’s more evidence that the refusal to condemn Proud Boys is hurting Trump in even deeper ways, especially with the middle. But even Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert and long-time Trump fan, said enough was enough today. That’s a bad day for Trump.

But then Hope Hicks got Covid. And a few hours later, Donald and Melania Trump got it too. Everyone is going crazy on Twitter with conspiracy theories. I don’t really understand them, though. Why would Trump fake Covid? Why would he want to miss out on a debate, or appear weak, or make Covid look like a big deal? This cuts against his whole plan. He has Covid.

Tomorrow should be interesting.

Note to myself on January 1, 2021: is Trump still alive? If not, dear god the conspiracy theories will be insufferable for the rest of my lifetime.

I analyze the Trump presidency, then share the essays 90 days later, like a time capsule.