Donald Trump Jr. wants ‘intervention’ in father’s COVID-19 behavior: report

The family reportedly has different opinions on Trump's actions since he was diagnosed with COVID-19

Donald Trump, Jr. is reportedly concerned that his father is “acting crazy” since his coronavirus diagnosis and believes the commander-in-chief may need an intervention. Vanity Fair is reporting that Trump, Jr. was concerned after seeing his father riding around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center doing what might be described as a “victory lap” on Sunday night.

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Trump was taken to Walter Reed after experiencing some symptoms, including a drop in blood oxygen that often signals the most serious COVID-19 cases. He was released on Monday, striding across the White House lawn and giving a thumbs up to reporters, then saluting military officers from the White House balcony for several minutes.

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Donald Trump Jr. pre-records his address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a televised format, similar to the Democratic Party’s convention a week earlier. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

While the Vanity Fair report says that Trump, Jr. had a hard time convincing his brother Eric, sister Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner to say anything critical to the president, who they say assured him he was “doing great” it seems they all agree Trump needs to cut down on his serial tweeting.

“They’re all worried. They’ve tried to get him to stop tweeting,” a source told the outlet. When Trump tweeted that the coronavirus was no worse than the flu, the social media site stepped in to help them get their wish, hiding the tweet behind a warning that said it had been flagged for “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information.” Facebook deleted the post, according to multiple reports.

“We remove incorrect information about the severity of Covid-19, and have now removed this post,” Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook said, according to reports.

Trump is resting at the White House and though well enough to be on Twitter, there have been conflicting reports about how he’s actually doing.

If Trump is hiding anything about the current state of his health, he’d join a long line of U.S. presidents who did the same. Two of the most prominent examples are Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the nation’s 32nd president, who hid that he was unable to walk without help throughout his time in office.

And famously, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the nation’s 35th president, suffered from a number of debilitating ailments including Addison’s disease and chronic back pain, that the public never knew about during his years in the White House.

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Trump tweeted this morning that he will be in Miami for the next presidential debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Oct. 15, despite the possibility, medical experts say, that he could still be at risk of spreading the coronavirus.

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