I admit to being sceptical at first. It seemed a little too convenient - he says he has it, then makes a heroic ‘recovery’ due to his being a superior being (and so avoiding the next debate). He may have seen how it increased Boris’ ratings (at least for a while), and helped Bolsanaro’s position of playing down the virus when he was seen to shrug it off.
But it seems it is true, so the next few weeks will be even more fascinating. I don’t wish ill on any human but if Trump gets only mild symptoms then it helps to vindicate his position in not taking it seriously, possibly with dire consequences for others and for the fight against the disease. However if he does become very sick then who knows what will happen. He’s over 70 and obese so he’s not in a good category, that’s for sure.