"I happen to be taking it": Trump's hydroxychloroquine bombshell and the politicisation of Covid-19

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Today we're recapping a very eventful few weeks in the United States' response to Covid-19 with the help of Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch. This week President Trump caused controversy when he announced he is taking an unproven drug to prevent infection. Meanwhile the politicisation of the virus response has been exacerbated by a growing feud between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, the former's new attacks on the latter perhaps giving us a taste of what to expect later this year as the election campaign heats up. The pandemic will remain an unavoidable backdrop for Trump's reelection efforts. But will it move the needle on his support?

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