As Justin Sink writes, Trump faces not only a significant health challenge but also logistical and staffing chaos just a month before Election Day.
Trump’s positive test prompted the White House to cancel political events planned for today, featuring a rally outside Orlando, Florida. Scheduled campaign and fundraising trips to key battlegrounds, including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Nevada, are expected to be scrapped as the president quarantines at the White House…
Two things are clear: The weeks ahead will be dominated by discussion of Trump’s health, and that will turn attention back to a pandemic most Americans think he’s mishandled.
But should Trump make a full recovery ahead of Nov. 3, it could reinforce arguments he’s made repeatedly over the past seven months about a disease that Brazil’s president — who also had Covid-19 — dismisses as a “little flu”: that the virus isn’t as bad as some say and that he has it under control.