Wednesday April 1, 2020

Coronavirus puts the cat among Trump’s pigeons

As he prepares to face Joe Biden in November, the US president knows the election will effectively be a referendum on his handling of the Covid-19 crisis

22nd March, 2020
Joe Biden speaks to CNN news anchor Dana Bash as Bernie Sanders leaves the stage after a Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate at CNN: Biden has finally pulled ahead in the race to become the party’s nominee Picture: Getty

It barely registered a blip on the media radar, but last Tuesday Joe Biden comprehensively ended Bernie Sanders’ improbable resurgence and, in the process, became the presumed Democratic nominee on his third attempt in 30 years.

The Democratic primary season started with a bang, with 27 contenders spanning a four-decade age difference bursting out of the gates. They included six women; African American, Asian American, Hispanic American and Indian-Caribbean-American candidates; a couple of billionaires; and...

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