Text extract from: “Trump Covid President downplays virus on leaving hospital.” BBC. 

“US President Donald Trump has made a dramatic return to the White House to continue his treatment for coronavirus after a three-night hospital stay.

The president removed his mask on the balcony of the White House, where several staff and aides have tested positive for the virus in recent days.

“Feeling really good!” Mr Trump tweeted earlier. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

The US has had 7.4 million cases of Covid-19 and 210,000 deaths. 

Questions remain over the seriousness of Mr Trump’s illness after a weekend of conflicting statements.” https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54427390

May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #2 is based on differentiating between change and progress. Think about the following connections to this RLE:

  • How different groups / individuals view Trump’s presidency as change or progress
  • Whether a particular new approach to Covid-19 is change or progress
  • How changes in the U.S. political landscape during the Trump presidency could be viewed as change or progress