US Election 2020: How will President Trump’s hospitalisation affect the race? – BBC Newsnight

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US President Donald Trump has left hospital, three days after being admitted with Covid-19, vowing to be back on the campaign trail soon.

He flew for the short trip back to the White House on the presidential helicopter Marine One.

“Feeling really good!” Mr Trump tweeted earlier. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

More than 7.4 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the US. The virus has killed nearly 210,000 Americans.

Questions remain over the seriousness of Mr Trump’s illness after a weekend of conflicting statements. The true scale of the outbreak at the White House remains unclear.

Has this episode shifted the dial and how might it affect the presidential election?

Newsnight’s US Correspondent David Grossman reports and Emily Maitlis is joined by David Plouffe, manager of Barack Obama’s successful 2008 presidential campaign, and Stacey Washington, Co-Chair of Black Voices for Trump.

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