Thursday October 22, 2020

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
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.

Being the challenger to the incumbent has always been tricky in presidential elections and...

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