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Politics Podcast: How The President’s Health Could Shape The Rest Of The Campaign

In the four days since President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19, the public has received limited and conflicting information about his health. To make sense of the patchy details we do have, the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew spoke with emergency room doctor Craig Spencer about Trump’s prognosis and ability to get back to work and campaigning. They also talked to presidential scholar Lara Brown about past presidents and how their illnesses have been addressed.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Perry Bacon Jr. was a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.