White House down – Covid upturns the US election (again): the 9 October Guardian Weekly

Video: Undecided voters ‘clear losers’ from chaotic first US presidential debate (France 24)

Undecided voters ‘clear losers’ from chaotic first US presidential debate

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The old adage is that a week is a long time in politics – this year’s US election is making a day in politics feel like an eternity. Since we went to press last week, hot off revelations about Donald Trump’s tax returns, we witnessed the miserable spectacle of the first presidential debate in Cleveland. That event – an international embarrassment for the US – was quickly overshadowed a few days later by the news that the president and his wife, Melania, had both tested positive for coronavirus.



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The resulting chaos – a four-day stay in hospital, many of Trump’s inner circle also testing positive and the still-ill Trump’s supposedly triumphal return to the White

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