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Coronavirus / US / Trump, Hicks Positive Tests / 25th Amendment / Biden #1260794

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 02, 2020
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Walter Reed Medical Center: Jonathan Karl) The announcement early this morning that President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus after White House aide Hope Hicks first tested positive with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden testing negative after the Presidential debate featured; details given about Trump's symptoms & treatment before he was flown to the Walter Reed Medical Center; scenes shown of Hope Hicks, the last Trump rally, the weekend announcement of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. [White House chief of staff Mark MEADOWS, White House press secretary Kayleigh McENANY - comment briefly.] [last night on Fox, TRUMP - speaks about Hicks nearing the military & law enforcement people.] [ABC's Jordan PHELPS - speaks about Hicks.] [MEADOWS - says we pulled some who had been in contact with Hicks.] [New Jersey Governor Phil MURPHY- urges people at the Trump rally to rake precautions.] [Last night, TRUMP - says the end of the pandemic is in sight.] Trump tweet on his test results quoted. [In debate, TRUMP - criticizes Biden on masks.] Trump's arrival at Walter Reed with little known about his condition discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with Brown University school of public health Dr. Ashish Jha about Trump's condition. [JHA - offers views on his deteriorating condition.]

(Studio: David Muir) The very recent comments from Trump introduced. [TRUMP - thanks people for support as he goes to Walter Reed.]

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Terry Moran) The question of what will happen if Trump's cannot continue the job with the 25th Amendment about transfer of power to Vice President Mike Pence explained discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Wilmington, Delaware: Mary Bruce) The concern about Biden's health after being on the debate sage with Trump on Tuesday examined; scenes shown of Trump people refusing masks. [In debate, BIDEN - calls Trump irresponsible on the virus.] Biden tweet on his test results quoted. [In Michigan, BIDEN - wishes for the Trumps' recovery; explains the reason for wearing masks.] What the Biden team is saying about the presidential election campaign with Biden calling for unity discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(London: Ian Pannell) The world reaction to the news about Trump contracting the coronavirus examined; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who also has had the coronavirus, quoted. [JOHNSon - comments.]

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Moran, Terry;
Bruce, Mary;
Pannell, Ian

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