“President Trump said early Friday that he and the first lady have tested positive for the coronavirus, throwing the nation’s leadership into uncertainty and escalating the crisis posed by a pandemic that has already killed more than 207,000 Americans and devastated the economy,” the New York Times reports.
“Mr. Trump received the test result after one of his closest advisers, Hope Hicks, became infected, bringing the virus into his inner circle and underscoring the difficulty of containing it even with the resources of a president.”
“Mr. Trump’s positive test result could pose immediate difficulties for the future of his campaign against Joe Biden, with just 33 days before the election on Nov. 3. Even if Mr. Trump remains asymptomatic, he will have to withdraw from the campaign trail and stay isolated in the White House for an unknown period of time. If he becomes sick, it could raise questions about whether he should remain on the ballot at all.”
Washington Post: “Aides said all of his political events will be canceled for the foreseeable future.”Save to Favorites