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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Donald Trump | The Guardian: Trump’s hospital stay for Covid fuels concerns condition is serious as new White House cases emerge – live


Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has become the third Republican senator to test positive for coronavirus in recent days.

Unlike the other two GOP senators to have tested positive for Covid-19 – Mike Lee and Thom Tillis – Johnson was not at the White House last week for the announcement of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for the supreme court.

Under the 25th amendment to the US constitution the president himself – or the vice-president with the agreement of eight cabinet officers, supported by Congress – can ask the vice-president, in this instance Republican Mike Pence, to take over as acting president.

World leaders have wished Donald Trump well following his hospitalisation for Covid-19.

China’s president said he hoped his US counterpart would recover quickly. “Xi said that learning President Trump and Melania have tested positive for Covid-19, he and his wife, Peng Liyuan, extend sympathy to them and wish them a speedy recovery,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.

Good morning and welcome to our US politics live blog for Saturday, which will concentrate mainly on the latest news following Donald Trump’s hospitalisation following his positive test for Covid-19.

Here’s a summary of what we know so far:

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