President Donald Trump addressed the nation Saturday in a video statement from his hospital suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center a day after being admitted for symptoms associated with his diagnosis of COVID-19.
The president reassured the nation he was feeling better. He also noted that he would return back to the campaign trail “soon.” He said Walter Reed medical center is “the finest in the world’ noting that the doctors and the nurses have been exceptional.
“I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now,” said Trump, who appeared to be feeling much better.
“We’re working hard to get me all the way back,” he said, noting the excellence of the hospital and staff. “I have to be back because we still…have to make America great again. We’ve done an awfully good job of that, but we still have steps to go. We have to finish that job.”
“I’ll be back. I think I’ll be back soon,” he added. “And I look forward to finishing up the campaign the way it was started. And the way we’ve been doing, the kind of numbers we’ve been doing, we’ve been so proud of it. But this was something that happened, and it’s happened to millions of people all over the world.”
The president went on to talk about the great strides being made to combat the novel coronavirus that has taken the lives of many people worldwide.
“So many things have happened,” he said. “If you look at the therapeutics, which I’m taking right now, some of them, and others are coming out soon that are looking like, frankly, they’re miracles. If you want to know the truth: They’re miracles. People criticize me when I say that, but we have things happening that look like they’re miracles coming down from God.”
“So I just want to tell you that I’m starting to feel good,” he added. “You don’t know, over the period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test.”
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Boston Celtics Player Legally Changing Name to ‘Enes Kanter Freedom’ to Celebrate U.S. Citizenship
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is celebrating becoming a U.S. citizen in an incredible way. The 29-year-old athlete from Turkey is having his citizenship oath ceremony Monday, and will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.
Kanter is an outspoken human rights advocate who had his Turkish passport revoked in 2017 after he criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mediaite reports “he has also criticized NBA stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James for not doing enough to help the Black community and not speaking out against exploitative labor practices in China respectively.”
Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told the Boston Globe the team is “all for” the player’s name change. Kanter’s manager says the player will complete his legal name change to have Kanter become his middle name and Freedom be his new last name at Monday’s ceremony.
“We congratulated him as a group for getting his American citizenship last week,” Udoka said. “That’s who Enes is, we’re proud of him. Enes is who he is. He’s passionate about his stances and the name change; you look at [Ron] Artest [who changed his name to Metta Sandiford-Artest in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak] and guys that have done it in the past. It’s something he wants to express and we’re all for it.”
Kanter has already changed his official Twitter account to Enes Kanter FREEDOM with his new last name in all caps. Freedom made waves when he tweeted the following on November 18: Money over Morals for the ‘King’. Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do ‘shut up & dribble’ when Big Boss [inserted Chinese flag] says so. Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?”
The tweet included photos of basketball shoes he wore painted with human rights depictions and phrases such as “hey still researching and getting educated?” as well as “I am informed and educated on the situation.”
The statement is with regard to his criticism of LeBron James’ partnership with Nike. “Nike remains one of the NBA’s biggest sponsors as both organizations feed off their partnerships with China” reports Mediaite. Kanter Freedom also made an offer to take Michael Jordan and Nike co-founder Phil Knight to China in order for the men to “visit these slave labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”
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