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Election Season Upended: Trump’s COVID Diagnosis Could Reshape Race, Debates & SCOTUS Fight

President Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, throwing the final month of an already unprecedented election season into disarray. What will this latest news mean for the debates and the Supreme Court? And what will happen if President Trump is unable to lead the country? We speak to journalist John Nichols about the line of succession, campaigning in the critical swing state of Wisconsin, and more.

Naomi Klein: I Fear Trump Will Exploit His COVID Infection to Further Destabilize the Election

How will President Trump’s revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. “We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he’s having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections,” she says.

Superspreader-in-Chief: For Months Trump Spread COVID Lies, Now He May Have Spread the Virus Itself

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came early Friday morning, hours after Bloomberg News reported that Trump adviser Hope Hicks became ill during Trump’s Wednesday night rally in Duluth, Minnesota, and had to be quarantined aboard Air Force One on the return flight to Washington. Hicks went on to test positive for coronavirus early on Thursday, though the White House did not report her illness.

Kate Aronoff: The Climate Crisis Can’t Take 4 More Years of Trump. We Must Push Biden from the Left

After massive outcry from activists and young voters, debate moderator Chris Wallace questioned President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden about the climate crisis at the first presidential debate. He did not include it in his initial list of debate topics. Kate Aronoff, author and staff writer at The New Republic, says she didn’t expect climate change to come up, but was unsurprised by the responses.

Donald and Melania Trump both test positive for COVID-19

Shortly before 1 AM ET on Friday morning, Donald Trump tweeted that both he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. On Thursday evening, Trump aide Hope Hicks, who had been traveling with Trump’s campaign this week, tested positive. Hicks was with Trump when he held a large rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday and had previously joined him at the presidential debate on Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio.

Photos of the Week: Pentagonal Grid, Oil Drums, Scorched Wine

A rocket in Nagorno-Karabakh, flowered hills in Australia, alpine cattle herds in Germany, salt production in Turkey, the Washington Prayer March 2020, projections on the the Sydney Opera House, coronavirus burials in Indonesia, scenes from Paris Fashion Week, protests in Mexico City, fire damage in California, and much more.