A leader obsessed with acting tough makes a manly spectacle of his departure from the hospital.
The outbreak at the White House and on Capitol Hill underscored how difficult it is for a city with almost no control over the federal government it houses to sustain progress.
Federal officials relied too heavily on the tests, then took the results for granted, experts say.
The president appeared eager to be back at the White House and dispel any questions about his capacity after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, despite continuing questions about his health.
Speaking in Miami to Haitian-Americans, Cuban-Americans and others from immigrant backgrounds, Joe Biden wished the president well but urged him to listen to experts on the pandemic.
Central to the job is a willingness to say yes to the president no matter what he asks. Now, that means subjecting an agent’s health to the whims of a contagious president.
A spokeswoman said the attorney general was considered an essential worker exempt from guidelines on quarantining after potential exposure.
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Trump risks lives to sustain his coronavirus lies.
The health crisis was a chance for a political reset, some advisers believed, to show a new, more empathetic stance toward the coronavirus. But the candidate did not stick to the narrative.
The system of military doctors has so hampered the public’s right to know that a commission should be established to re-evaluate the practice, critics say.
Experts were outraged by the president’s comments about a disease that has killed nearly 210,000 people in the United States.
Since President Trump’s Covid diagnosis, numerous associates have tested positive, but the White House has not aggressively investigated the outbreak.
At least three correspondents have tested positive for the coronavirus, along with the press secretary and two of her deputies.
Readers decry the president’s venture outside the hospital, the confusing messaging about Mr. Trump’s health and the maskless White House gathering for the Supreme Court nominee.
Some of President Trump’s supporters viewed his appearance in an S.U.V. to greet supporters as a sign that he was overcoming his illness.
Humans will do figure eights to make facts suit their fictions. Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity help the faithful do that.
The Democratic nominee leads 49 percent to 41 percent in Arizona, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1996. In the Senate race, Mark Kelly, a Democrat, leads the incumbent, Martha McSally.
While the drug has not been shown to effectively treat Covid-19, many people on Twitter and Facebook urged President Trump to take it.
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the head of Operation Warp Speed, talks to Kara Swisher about a data-driven timeline, sticking to the science and battle rhythms.
The president made a surprise outing from his hospital bed in an effort to show his improvement, but the murky and shifting narrative of his illness was rewritten again with grim new details.
Dr. Sean P. Conley, who admitted that he had misled the public about the president’s treatment, has lost credibility with some colleagues.
With President Trump hospitalized, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, delivered no guidance to aides about how they were expected to behave in a moment of crisis.
As President Trump remained hospitalized, the situation was an example of why politicians are advised to be humble, or act humble, if they can possibly stand it.
With transparency on health newly significant in the presidential race, Joe Biden’s safety protocols have remained largely under wraps. But on Sunday evening, his campaign said he had again tested negative for the coronavirus.
Many of the measures cited by his doctors are reserved for patients severely affected by the coronavirus.
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With his political career, his business dealings and his reputation, the president has long bet that he can ride out difficulties. Now, though, he is facing an entirely unfamiliar threat.
Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s prime minister, said he was promised a call with President Trump over Turkey’s role in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Then Mr. Trump fell ill.
The president’s medical team refused to provide critical details and left open the impression that he was known to be sick a day earlier than previously reported, forcing them to backtrack later.
A campaign whose fund-raising, events and messaging have all been driven by President Trump says it will stay the course while he’s off the campaign trail.
Dr. Conley, who was appointed as President Trump’s physician in 2018, specializes in osteopathic medicine.
Outside experts pointed to the therapies as signs that the president’s health may not be as good as his doctors said. His age, weight and gender put him at high risk.
The Senate race in North Carolina was engulfed in chaos after the incumbent tested positive for coronavirus and his challenger admitted to exchanging romantic texts with a woman who is not his wife.
The infection of President Trump and some of his top associates makes clear that the country is still in the throes of the pandemic.
Senator Mitch McConnell postponed the Senate’s return for two weeks but said lawmakers would continue confirmation hearings as planned.
The infections were a byproduct, former aides said, of the recklessness and top-down culture of fear that President Trump created at the White House and throughout his administration.
In a different moment, a stricken leader might have rallied people behind him. But President Trump’s health crisis is filtered through the partisan lenses that divide Americans on seemingly every issue.
In a moment that feels biblical, the implacable virus has come to the president’s door.
After President Trump tested positive, some Minnesota Republicans were undergoing tests, while others said they were unconcerned about potential risks.
Donald Trump has the coronavirus. Let’s learn from that.
Joe Biden tested negative for the coronavirus and planned to go ahead with campaign events. But President Trump’s hospitalization injected new volatility into the race a month before Election Day.
The president was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where officials said he would stay for several days. Aides said Mr. Trump was experiencing coughing, congestion and fever, symptoms that worsened through the day.
He disparaged masks, encouraged big campaign crowds and employed an often-unreliable test to keep him safe. All the while it turned out the virus was nearby.
A president who rose to fame — in business, on TV and in politics — on an archipelago of exaggerations finds himself facing a public skeptical of his account of his own health.
With President Trump’s positive coronavirus test, Vice President Mike Pence will take on a more prominent campaign role and represent him at events.
The coronavirus can linger in the air in tiny particles. The president has disdained precautions in a variety of indoor settings.
The president has boasted of his health and is sure to receive the best possible care, but he carries a number of risk factors as he begins his battle with Covid-19.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president’s positive coronavirus test could change the dynamic and produce an agreement on additional pandemic relief, but a compromise remained elusive.