President Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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U.S. President Donald exits Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on October 1, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is experiencing “mild symptoms” after he and first lady Melania Trump both tested positive for the coronavirus. The president's results came just a few hours after the news last night that top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19. In this hour of Forum we’re going to talk about the medical, political and and other implications of this bombshell news.


Tony Schwartz, ghostwriter, "Trump: The Art of the Deal"; author of the new audiobook, "Dealing With the Devil: My Mother, Trump and Me"

Scott Shafer, senior editor, KQED’s California Politics and Government desk; co-host, Political Breakdown

Dr. Robert Wachter, professor and chair, department of medicine at UCSF; author, "The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age"