Things aren’t exactly looking good for friend of President Donald Trump and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The Republican remained in the hospital for the sixth day in a row on Thursday, the New York Post reported, as he continued to battle a case of COVID-19.
Soon after President Donald Trump himself tested positive, Christie was tested and too learned that he had the coronavirus. He later checked into a hospital as what he called a “precautionary measure,” The Hill reported.
It was probably the right move, especially considering that Christie has asthma and is overweight — two conditions on which COVID-19 thrives.
He does have one point in his favor though: at 58 years old, the former New Jersey governor is still relatively young.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped those on the left from speculating wildly about his condition, which, while probably not great, isn’t as bad as some once believed. Reporter Matt Katz confirmed Wednesday that Christie was “NOT on a ventilator,” as rumors on Twitter had suggested.
.@GovChristie is NOT on a ventilator. This is false info spreading on twitter. I’ve spoken to multiple people who’ve been on the phone with the governor daily after he was admitted to Morristown Medical Center for testing Covid+. They say he’s in good spirits & getting good care.
— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) October 7, 2020
According to the New York Post, a source close to Christie said Wednesday that he was “in good spirits and getting good care.”
“I feel perfect”
President Trump, for his part, has made a spectacular recovery from his case of COVID-19, leaving a D.C.-area hospital Monday after spending just the weekend there.
Since then, Trump has said he’s feeling better than he has in decades.
“I think I’m better,” he told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday, according to CNBC. “I’d love to do a rally tonight. I wanted to do one last night, but I think I’m better to a point that I feel better than I did, I jokingly said, 20 years ago. I feel perfect. There’s nothing wrong.”
The president’s wife, Melania, also tested positive for COVID-19 last week and remains in isolation at the White House, according to Glamour.