Trump tests negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days

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October 13, 2020: Donald Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, said Trump had tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days. Joe Biden is campaigning in southeastern Florida.


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Notable Quote of the Day

The fact that both candidates are grasping at Dr. Fauci is revealing. It sort of serves as a microcosm of where we’re at in American politics: Americans at either side of the political divide can look at the same thing and come away with vastly different interpretations of it.”

– Steven Webster, Indiana University political scientist

Election Updates

  • Joe Biden is holding two campaign events in southeastern Florida: remarks on his plan for seniors in Pembroke Pines and a voter mobilization event in Miramar.
  • Biden launched a Latino voter mobilization campaign called Luchadores, which is partnering with Spanish-language and Latino-focused radio stations in battleground states.
  • Donald Trump is holding a rally in Johnston, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday.
  • Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, said Trump had tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days. “Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgenomic RNA, and PCR cycle threshold measurements, as well as ongoing assessment of viral culture data, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication,” Conley said in a statement on Monday.
  • Not Our Faith, a bipartisan super PAC focused on Christian voters, is airing its first anti-Trump digital ad in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
  • Kanye West released his first presidential campaign ad on Monday and called for supporters to write him in on the ballot.

Flashback: October 13, 2016

Donald Trump said that allegations in a New York Times story that he had sexually harassed several women were false.

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