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What Trump's COVID-19 Condition Means For The Office, Campaign & Election

A split image of former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump both wearing dark masks at summer campaign events.
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Associated Press
Former Vice President Biden, left, at a June 2020 campaign event; President Trump, right, in a July 2020 visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This hour, what Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis means a month before the election.

President Trump announced he'd tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. His doctors say his health continues to improve and he could be discharged as soon as Monday. This hour, we discuss what the president's condition means for his job as commander in chief, for the campaign and for the coming election. We also examine the implications of a growing number of U.S. senators testing positive for COVID-19 on the confirmation process for a new Supreme Court nominee. And we hear from a Middlebury College senior working on tracking the White House COVID-19 outbreak.

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