Will Trump be able to sustain this new kinder, gentler, more chastened version of himself?
President Trump’s hospitalization Friday with the deadly coronavirus could dramatically affect his political future, and even his policies, if history is any guide.
Usually, Americans have rallied around an ailing leader. But in this most divided of countries led by the most divisive president in modern times, universal empathy has not been forthcoming.
Most Democratic politicians have had the good sense to respond sympathetically to Trump’s illness. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden immediately suspended negative advertisements about Trump, a gesture the Trump campaign has yet to reciprocate, and publicly wished his rival a speedy recovery.
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