For those still saying it might be Trump faking it ... strategic command put the looking glass
in the air.
The US strategic command put E-6B nuclear command posts in the air off both the east and west coasts. The E-6B is a mobile backup nuclear command post which can relay nuclear orders and nicknamed "looking glass".
They were put in the air as a precaution so that no nuclear adversary would consider using a possible future incapacitation of the President to launch a surprise nuclear decapitation strike hoping that the US would be unable to respond before being destroyed.
Even if the event an adversary was successful the E-6B could issue a countervalue secondary strike using Ohio class subs at sea. "Countervalue" being the euphemism for ignoring military assets and destroying civilians, major cities, and industrial centers on an unimaginable scale as a punitive response. In other words a civilization ender. The chess level thinking is our adversaries knowing this capability would make launching a surprise strike on the US pointless. If they "win" they "lose".
Strategic command isn't playing along with nuclear forces to bolster some Trump fake.
I would like to think there are competent generals at Strategic Command who would require some confirmation. Nothing is absolute but reports of the E-6B going airborne up the real vs fake probability at least for me.
He tweeted. His fake doctor confirmed it. So far, we have NO independent confirmation, so we shouldn't believe it yet. We all have to wait to see if his diagnosis is independently confirmed. Until then, all we know is he tweeted something.
Why havent they been flying around since then??!! Seriously
In fact, even if the military knew he was faking it, they'd scramble those planes anyway, just in case a foreign power, upon hearing the news, believed it to be true and tried to take advantage.
Whenever this type of news would break about this or any POTUS. It is called Deterrence for a very good reason. I am also sure that despite the normal state of readiness that these assets maintain the military expected such an event to be just a matter of time considering the virus and his lack of personal protection.