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US elections 2020

Trump to be hospitalized for 'next few days'

President has not transferred powers to Pence, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from the Marine One helicopter followed by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The U.S. presidential election took an unexpected turn Friday as President Donald Trump announced that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced in the afternoon that Trump, 74, will be hospitalized for the next few days.

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