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Trump news — live: President’s Covid tweet flagged by Twitter for misinformation, as Dr Fauci hits back over campaign ad clip

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Chiara Giordano,Griffin Connolly
Sunday 11 October 2020 22:17
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Trump claims he has 'protective glow' and is 'immune' from Covid

Donald Trump has told Fox News that he is now ‘immune’ from Covid after his recovery — despite multiple recorded cases around the world of re-infection.

Twitter has flagged a tweet from the president claiming his immunity and that he cannot infect other people. The tech giant has said the tweet violates its terms of service with regard to users posting misinformation about coronavirus.

Meanwhile Dr Fauci has hit out after a clip of him was used in a Trump campaign commercial without his permission.

Follow the day’s events around the White House and on the campaign trail as they happened.

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Trump administration. 

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 11:28
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Trump has given an address to a packed rally outside the White House in his first public appearance since being treated for coronavirus in hospital.

Hundreds turned out for the event but many failed to socially distance - and the president removed his mask to begin speaking shortly after appearing on a balcony.

Trump addresses 2,000 supporters at White House rally in first public speech since Covid diagnosis

First public appearance of president since returning from treatment at Walter Reed Medical Centre

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 11:30
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Covid transmission risk

Trump’s doctor has claimed the president is no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus.  

He is said to meet the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria for safely discontinuing isolation and that by "currently recognised standards" he is no longer considered a transmission risk.  

The memo followed Mr Trump's first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus, but it did not spell out at he had tested negative for the virus. 

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 11:33
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This is a little strange, but apparently Trump had grand ideas about wearing a Superman T-shirt that would be revealed when he ripped open his shirt as he left hospital last week.

According to The New York Times, he suggested he could pretend to be frail when leaving the military medical centre before the big reveal.

Read more on this bizarre story here:

Trump reportedly planned to rip open shirt to reveal Superman logo after discharge from hospital

President said to have raised idea during several phone calls from Walter Reed Medical Centre

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 11:47
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The Taliban has denied endorsing Donald Trump after reports emerged claiming the Afghan militant group had said it hoped the US president would be re-elected.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the Taliban, was reported to have supported Mr Trump’s bid to remain in the White House and expressed concern over his health.

Taliban denies endorsing Donald Trump

Afghan militant group says CBS misrepresented its words

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 12:21
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Donald Trump's doctor at the White House said the president was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus 10 days after he first showed symptoms.

A memo released on Saturday night from White House physician Sean Conley said tests of samples taken from the president show “by currently recognised standards, he is no longer considered a transmission risk” but did not explicitly say whether he had tested negative for the virus.

More on this here:

Trump no longer at risk of spreading coronavirus, White House doctor claims

Memo did not reveal whether president tested negative

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 12:41
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Joe Biden has said "the only way" he could lose to Donald Trump was through "chicanery", before clarifying that he will accept the election result.

The Democratic US presidential nominee encouraged potential voters at a campaign stop in the must-win battleground of Pennsylvania, telling them “make sure to vote because the only way we lose this is by the chicanery going on relative to polling places”.

Biden says ‘chicanery’ at polls is the only way he could lose to Trump

Democratic challenger clarifies his comment saying he would accept election result 

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 13:04
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South Carolina Democrat raises record $57m

South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison has shattered congressional fundraising records, bringing in $57m in the final quarter for his US Senate campaign against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham.

Harrison's campaign said the total was the largest-ever during a single three-month period by any Senate candidate. That tops the $38m raised by Democrat Beto O'Rourke in 2018.

Last month, Graham made a public plea for fundraising to help him keep up with Harrison, saying on Fox News that he was "getting killed financially" by Harrison.

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Pennsylvania

Both the Republicans and the Democrats are increasingly focused on the pivotal – and potentially messy – role that Pennsylvania could play in deciding the outcome of the presidential race.

Each side now sees the state, with 20 electoral college votes, as a must-win prize on the path to the 270 needed to win the White House, according to Democratic and Republican strategists.

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According to a Washington Post and ABC News poll, the latest figures show Biden is favoured by 54 per cent of likely voters and Trump by 42 per cent.

The president has struggled to close the gap with Biden, who now sits 12 points ahead.

Biden keeps national lead over Trump because of coronavirus, poll finds

Latest figures show Biden is favoured by 54 per cent of likely voters and Trump favoured by 42 per cent

Chiara Giordano11 October 2020 14:55

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