President and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

Headline Roundup October 2nd, 2020

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus Thursday, and will reportedly begin the quarantine process. Trump aide Hope Hicks tested positive earlier in the week, and had recently been traveling with the president for the debate and other events.

Some left-rated coverage concentrated on doctors who said the president's age and weight put him at higher risk for potential complications due to the virus. Some reports from other sources, particularly right-rated ones, focused on well wishes sent to the president from across the aisle. Other reports examined the potential economic impact of the news.

President and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

From the Left
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AFTER SIX MONTHS of refusing to follow his own government’s public health advice to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic, and just two days after mocking his opponent Joe Biden for routinely doing so, President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, contracting the illness spread by respiratory droplets.

During the presidential debate on Tuesday, Trump had insinuated that there was something odd about the former vice president wearing a mask, a measure recommended by his coronavirus task force in April.

Biden responded by noting that the director...

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From the Center
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President Trump tweeted early Friday that he and the first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19. It couldn’t be determined whether the president or the first lady were displaying any symptoms. Here’s what we know.

How did President Trump and first lady Melania get infected with the new coronavirus?

The president announced the coronavirus test results in the early hours of Friday, a development that injects fresh uncertainty into an already tumultuous final stretch of the 2020 campaign. The news came hours after Mr. Trump confirmed that Hope...

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From the Right
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Shortly after President Trump announced that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, a number of the president’s fiercest critics wished him well as he battles a disease that has already left more than 205,000 Americans dead.

From liberal talk show hosts to outspoken activist-actors, a number of Trump’s most vocal detractors took the moral high ground to offer their thoughts and prayers that the President and first lady make a “speedy and complete recovery.”

“God bless the president and the first lady,” MSNBC host Rachel...

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