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Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis torpedoes Two SoCal fundraising events

Spectrum News 1, Oct. 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis torpedoes Two SoCal fundraising events

Matthew Beckmann, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, said Trump’s illness won’t change voters’ minds but could block out other news that might. He added that Trump might already be too unpopular for any news to block out bad headlines. … It’s unclear how much the diagnosis could hurt Trump, or if voters will even care. “There just isn’t a lot of great news out there [for Trump],” Beckmann said. “It’s a bad headline that’s just displacing other bad headlines.”