The Superspreader in Chief Donald Trump's Re-Election Chances Infected by COVID-19

Donald Trump appeared to be immune to anything that might ail him – until he failed in the battle against the coronavirus. It could very well cost him re-election in three weeks.
United States President Donald Trump: America's First Patient

United States President Donald Trump: America's First Patient

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Trump fans and their opponents in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 3: "Don't let coronavirus control you."

Trump fans and their opponents in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 3: "Don't let coronavirus control you."

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The president's helicopter "Marine One" on its way to Walter Reed Hospital (on Friday, Oct. 2, with patient Donald Trump on board): "Sicker than was officially admitted."

The president's helicopter "Marine One" on its way to Walter Reed Hospital (on Friday, Oct. 2, with patient Donald Trump on board): "Sicker than was officially admitted."

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Biden supporters in Miami: One overview of polls shows Trump trailing his Democratic opponent by 12 points

Biden supporters in Miami: One overview of polls shows Trump trailing his Democratic opponent by 12 points

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President Trump with coronavirus advisers (taskforce cordinator Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci): In Trump's world, there is no such thing as reliable information.

President Trump with coronavirus advisers (taskforce cordinator Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci): In Trump's world, there is no such thing as reliable information.

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If he fails, it will be because he didn’t take the virus seriously enough.
Trump will stop at nothing for a good show, even if it puts lives at risk.
Trump's strategy of presenting himself as the virile antithesis of challenger Joe Biden has disintegrated.
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