‘Covid-19 in the White House’ – what the papers say after Trump’s positive test | Media

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Some of the UK papers play the big story of the moment with a fairly straight bat but others draw attention to the irony of Donald Trump testing positive for coronavirus, having repeatedly played down the pandemic.

The i puts one of the president’s innumerable tweets at the centre of its front page. The headline is “Covid-19 in the White House” and the tweet from February says: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA”.

i newspaper
(@theipaper)

Saturday’s front page: Covid-19 in the White House#iweekend #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/zgxwcCtnwA pic.twitter.com/X7rSuP8ihk


October 2, 2020

The Mail’s early edition went in hard with “How many did Trump put at risk?” saying the White House “denied mounting a cover-up” after the president went to a gala despite knowing an aide had tested positive.

Daily Mail U.K.
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Saturday’s @DailyMailUK #MailFrontPages pic.twitter.com/1LbY4L3cdH


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But that tone softened markedly in an updated edition to become “Virus-hit Trump in hospital” with the focus being on the treatment that the president is receiving.

Allie Hodgkins-Brown
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Saturday’s Daily MAIL – updated edition: “Virus-Hit Trump In Hospital” #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/m1AooNe3Nt


October 2, 2020

Our Guardian front page says “US election chaos as Trump hospitalised with Covid-19”. The third edition shows the president wearing a mask as he leaves the White House.

Guardian front page, Saturday 3 October 2020


The FT’s wording is similar: “Trump’s positive coronavirus test throws US election into turmoil”.

Financial Times
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Front page of FT Weekend, UK edition, for Sat-Sun 3-4 October 2020. pic.twitter.com/gPENDYVhlS


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The Times’ presses also needed a plate change for the late edition. Its initial splash was “Hopes grow for vaccine”, about the Oxford project to produce a jab. Later as news spread that the president was being hospitalised, the paper switched to “Trump flown to hospital”.

Allie Hodgkins-Brown
(@AllieHBNews)

Saturday’s TIMES – Updated: “Trump flown to hospital” #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/qr2M4BtnsW


October 2, 2020

An update too for the Telegraph which started off the print run with “Trump ‘will remain on the job” but finished up with “Trump taken to hospital”.

Allie Hodgkins-Brown
(@AllieHBNews)

Saturday’s Daily TELEGRAPH – Updated: “Trump taken to hospital” #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/0A3PxU99kX


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(The newspapers tend only to tweet their first editions, so credit to Allie Hodgkins-Brown of the BBC for putting the updated versions out there on Twitter).

The Express splashes with what would seem an extremely odd choice for today in any other pages – Boris Johnson revamping a line that dates back to before the referendum – with “PM: Brexit billions freed up for new hospitals”.

Daily Express
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Tomorrow’s front page: #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/pcNnQZZepg


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The Mirror also casts its eyes elsewhere with “Wag war court shock … Colleen: my proof”.

Daily Mirror
(@DailyMirror)

Tomorrow’s front page: My proof #tomorrowspaperstoday https://t.co/GnWXL9AgDm pic.twitter.com/79cq4PiCaV


October 2, 2020

Hafta Ichi
Source: The Guardian
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