Donald Trump coronavirus: Did Nostradamus predict Trump would test positive for COVID-19?

President Donald Trump, 74, has tested positive for coronavirus just two days after clashing with Democrat rival Joe Biden. It appears the President may have contracted the coronavirus from one of his close aides, Hope Hicks, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Online conspiracy theorists have now suggested the dramatic turn of events was foretold nearly 500 years ago by the French Mystic Nostradamus.

Michele de Nostredame, or Nostradamus, was a 16th-century apothecary, writer and supposed prophet, who many have credited with predicting the coronavirus pandemic.

At the height of the pandemic’s outbreak, thousands of people have shared cryptic passages penned by Nostradamus, claiming they described a future where plague and disease are rife.

Rumours are once again circulating on social media the French mystic not only predicted the pandemic but also that President Trump would test positive for the virus.

One Twitter user said: “There was a prophecy of this guy Nostradamus that Trump will die this year (idk how to explain it exactly but you get the idea).

“There’s also this ‘Curse of Tippecanoe’ which you can search it up and it’s basically the same.”

The same person later tweeted: “Nostradamus also kinda predicted the coronavirus and some other things, plus I mean Trump is in the ‘age range’ of mortality.”

Another Twitter user said: “Just here to remind you that Nostradamus said Trump will die in this year just saying.”

And a third person said: “This is something I wanna look into apparently Nostradamus predicted the 2020 president would die of a quick and mysterious death.

“But speculation that the ‘curse’ has weakened too… but Trump’s natal Gemini NN might say otherwise. Who knows.”

Did Nostradamus predict Donald Trump would test positive for COVID-19?

There is no concrete evidence to support claims of Nostradamus’s mystic powers outside of vague prophecies he penned in the 16th century.

Claims of Nostradamus’s powers are drawn from his most famous published work, the 1555 book Les Propheties.

In this book, the French mystic penned four-lined poems or quatrains with very vague and cryptic messages about the future.

And although the passages barely mention any specific dates, many believe they relate to modern-day events.

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One quatrain that is not specifically linked to President Trump, is claimed to have predicted the pandemic.

Century 2, Quatrain 6 reads: “Near the gates and within two cities

“There will be two scourges the like of which was never seen,

“Famine within plague, people put out by steel,

“Crying to the great immortal God for relief.”

Sceptics are, however, not convinced Nostradamus could really see into the future.

According to Brian Dunning, host of the Skeptoid podcast, Nostradamus was a prolific writer of poetry and not much more.

He said: “Nostradamus’ writings are exploited in a number of fallacious ways.

“Ambiguous and wrong translations, ‘creative’ interpretations, hoax writings, fictional accounts, and the breaking of non-existent codes within his quatrains all contribute to a vast body of work, all of it wrong, and many times the size of everything Nostradamus ever actually wrote.”

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