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COVID-19 Effect: How the Bushes, Obamas, McCains, Trumps & Clintons Are Practising Social Distancing

Lois Oladejo
Mar 28, 2020
09:30 P.M.
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America's political households have had to change their routines and adapt to a different lifestyle in the bid to flatten the curve of the escalating Coronavirus pandemic.

Members of the political families have been spending their time indoors doing a variety of things. While some have chosen to participate in leisurely activities, others are helping with problems caused by the pandemic from the comfort of their homes or in public.

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The Trump family Is currently residing in Washington, D.C. They have not stopped work at all. While President Trump has been a part of daily press briefings to update the nation, the First Lady is set to make appearances at public awareness campaigns.

Ivanka, the President's eldest daughter who narrowly missed being infected by the virus after contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, initially participated in social distancing within her home but has now returned to work in the White House.

Her husband has continued to attend meetings relating to curbing the pandemic.



Mr. and Mrs. Obama, along with their daughters Sasha, and Malia, seem to have found a way to go about their normal activities at home. The girls who were in college before the virus struck are now learning via online classes.

Barack Obama is working on his memoir to match his wife's "Becoming." The former President and his wife are also participating in conference calls. The family cools off with a bit of Netflix and chill.



The Clintons have helped a lot of people affected by the pandemic through their foundation. Hilary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, have been criticizing Donald Trump over his slow response to the spread of Coronavirus in the U.S.A. They both delivered their message via Twitter. Chelsea Clinton wrote:

"YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Not some states... THE UNITED STATES. It's never too late to start acting like it."



Former first daughter Jenna Bush has had to defer her next book release to September. She is occupying her time by reading books and calling her loved ones. Barbara Bush, who stays away from social media, is a mystery at the moment.

Their parents have spent their time enjoying leisurely activities both individually and as a couple: 

"we're bingeing –— mysteries, dramas, and documentaries"


THE McCains

Meghan McCain recently announced via a tweet that she and her husband were expecting. She mentioned that her pregnancy was now bittersweet as it comes during a period when a virus is bringing the world to a standstill.

Her mother, Cindy McCain, retweeted the announcement. The 65-year-old has been posting pictures taken at her house in Phoenix via her Instagram page. The images include what she calls "Quarantine Cocktails."


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