Analysis: Brave or foolish? How will Trump’s behaviour while ill be viewed by voters?

The US President believes a leader must lead and “cannot be locked up in a room upstairs”

5th October, 2020
Analysis: Brave or foolish? How will Trump’s behaviour while ill be viewed by voters?
Donald Trump left his hospital bed and ventured out to show supporters he was doing well — in a pandemic, with coronavirus. Picture: Getty

Last weekend, Joe Biden was worrying about how to make the surprise revelation about Donald Trump’s taxes a story that the public might take to their heart. A mere seven days on, the Democratic contender for President is wondering how best to turn Donald Trump’s Covid19 infection to his advantage, without appearing to want to do so.

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