Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection
TOKIO (AP) — The allegations of diagnosis of the world's most influential figure with Donald Trump's most infamous disease have brought instant horror, sympathy, revealing joy, and, of course, the ever present anger and fascination, also 10,000 meters away, to much of what he does.
Friday on Twitter, Trump's revelation that he and first lady Melania Trump screened the coronavirus positive, and its associated deep dangerous existence, permeated the global news cycle, ignited endless proposals and commentary everywhere, from presidential offices to the thousands who were looking to manipulate social networking.
Positive tests for the world leader contribute to investor fears and, most notably, how the infection could impact the election between Trump, Republican and Democratic Joe Biden on November 3.
The futures of US stock and Asian stocks were reduced following the news.
The S&P 500 and Dow companies lost 1.9% of potential contracts.
Fuel rates have also gone down.
In Japan and Australia, equity values have dropped.
"It is understatement to claim that this might actually be a huge thing," commented Rabobank.
"Everything takes its position back to the last unbelievable spin of the U.S. campaign anyway."
Global leaders and authorities soon weighed in, and compassion and joy was approaching.
"Wishing a fast recovery and good health for my buddy @ POTUS @ RealDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS," tweeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
U.S.-India relations thrived under Trump, and India 's rise in weight in Asia is seen as an ally.
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, hospitalized for a week during COVID-19, wished Trump "speedy recovery." In April he was hospitalized.
"The chairman and the first woman have our best intentions, but this reveals that neither of them are immune and caught by COVID-19.
It thus reveals that we are all vulnerable to this, no matter what the safeguards, "said Australian Minister of Agriculture David Littleproud on the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
"A moment of challenge, and just to prove that anyone, even the president of the United States, would potentially die from a global pandemic."
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike did not discuss Trump's inability to wear masks at a weekly news conference when questioned about his illness but she told him, "I know how often masks are used in January."
Global media played even the announcement of newsletters in Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Dubai and Beijing on TV screens.
The official China news Xinhua Agency has been flashing the news, and a state broadcasting anchor CCTV announced; the government's second day on an eight-day national holiday, Friday, has no clear remarks.
A few hours after the release of the Weibo social networking app, the positive test result for his wife and Trump was the most searched subject in China and was mainly spotted or critical.
One person joked darkly that Trump had posted something optimistic at last.
In its preliminary attack on China where the disease originated, the Chinese Government criticized the pandemic and requested international co-operation to combat the pandemic, a message which resonated with the people.
"President Trump and first lady paid the price of his game for playing COVID-19," the vocal editor of the state-owned global Times newspaper, Hu Xijin, tweeted in English.
Many Arab news media channels on Friday showed the Trump and his wife videos constantly after the diagnosis of the outbreak.
The satellite channel Al-Arabiya, located in Dubai, cut off the White House for a long living shot.
Qatari state-owned Channel Al Jazeera brought four analysts to address "the prevalent state of confusion" in the United States, and inquire whether Trump was willing and rule the government from quarantine and execute a reelection campaign successfully.
Iranian government TV reported that Trump had the infection, an anchor that split news with an unsparing picture of the US president accompanied by giant coronaviruses.
Since Trump abruptly removed the US from Tehran 's nuclear pact with international powers and consistently enforced crushing sanctions, US-Iran ties have suffered.
Quick reaction was burning up on social media Sites.
Is Trump the Chinese to blame?
Will he be thumbing his nose on his opponents and rivals by tweeting out from the White House without any significant symptoms?
Will he be gravely sick or worse and would that mean one of the most divisive in modern years, if he were, for the US elections?
Although the confusion seemed tangible on a scroll through numerous social platforms in multiple countries, several of the comments seemed in the statement.
"Here is an opening for him to really strive to combat (against claims), his suggestion of injecting a disinfectant in himself, it's false news!
"A Japanese web entrepreneur Hiroyuki Nishimura tweeted with Trump's suggestion of care earlier this year.
Professors Masaru Kaneko of Keio University of Economics tweeted that nationalist politicians including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro "got contaminated because the other two leaders had propensity not to take the coronavirus seriously"
The article was sponsored by Associated Press authors Nassser Karimi, Tehran, Iran, Ashok Sharma, New Delhi, Ken Moritsugu, Dubai-based Jon Gambrell, Canberra, Australia, Rod Mcguirk, Mari Yamaguchi and Tokyo Elaine Kurtenbach.