Donald Trump tests positive for Covid and goes into quarantine – live updates

Donald Trump tests positive for Covid and goes into quarantine – live updatesOctober 2, 2020

President to quarantine days after taking part in TV debate and campaign rally in Minnesota

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As I mentioned earlier, there’s going to be a lot of looking back at the things Donald Trump has done and said this week when he could have been affected by the coronavirus.

CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale has gathered together a few things that the president has said over the last few days attacking his election opponent Joe Biden for practising Covid-safety measures at his campaign events.

Here are three comments Trump has made at rallies in the last two weeks about Biden wearing masks and practicing social distancing at his events.

The vice president’s press secretary Devin O’Malley has just announced that this morning Mike Pence has tested negative for the coronavirus.

As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery.

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