President Donald Trump’s announcement that he has tested positive for coronavirus strikes a severe blow to his message that the pandemic is under control and, at the same time, plunges an already turbulent election into further chaos and polarization. Trump will self-quarantine in the White House for an unspecified period of time, raising questions about the future of his campaign. His critics warn that the president had been playing with fire by holding crowded campaign events with people without masks and poking fun at the severity of the pandemic. Political analysts and listeners comment on the impact of the news about the president’s infection in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, in the presidential election and in the confirmation hearings of Judge Barrett.
Guests: David Brooks, US Correspondent, Mexico’s Newspaper La Jornada, New York, NY; Dr. David Ayón, Senior Strategist, Latino Decisions, Social Researcher, Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA; Professor Emeritus Gonzalo Santos, Sociologist, California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA.
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