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    Observers of American elections often talk of about an ‘October Surprise’ — the unexpected event or revelation that reshapes the campaign in its final days. But few would have predicted the announcement that came early on Friday: President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have both tested positive for Covid-19. It followed news that a top Trump aide, Hope Hicks, had contracted the virus a day before. Presenter: Peter Dobbie Guests: Claire Finkelstein – University of Pennsylvania Law School. Jason Emert – former Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. Natasha Lindstaedt – Professor of U.S. Government, University of Essex. –

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