Trump’s illness poses US national security risks

October 05, 2020

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Dr. Sean Conley, physician to US President Donald Trump, is shown wearing a white medical jacket with a US presidential shield page on the breast.

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to US President Donald Trump, talks with reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Oct. 5, 2020, in Bethesda, Md.


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China, Russia and other actors that don’t have America’s best interest in mind may seek to take advantage of the US in this precarious moment, as President Donald Trump has been sidelined by the coronavirus. And, nothing about the president’s coronavirus infection is normal — from the combination of experimental treatments he is receiving all at once to the way the outbreak is unfolding in his inner circle. Plus, Venice finally managed to stay dry after all 78 floodgates successfully barricaded the Venetian lagoon during high tide.

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