Campaign thrown in doubt as White House infections continue to rise

Initial sympathy towards the Trumps is turning to anger as the family’s continued flouting of coronavirus rules comes to light

4th October, 2020
Campaign thrown in doubt as White House infections continue to rise
U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

After the initial shock faded, the news that Donald Trump, the US president, and his wife Melania had tested positive for Covid-19 seemed less surprising than inevitable.

But as the number of infections among his inner circle continues to rise, questions are mounting about the likely impact on his campaign, as well as America’s national security and the forthcoming election.

As it emerged that Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager, and Kellyanne Conway, the...

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