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There’s going to be huge scrutiny of the actions of Trump and his associates over the last few days when they may have been carrying the coronavirus.
One video clip that is already repeatedly doing the rounds on social media is from Tuesday night’s debate. It shows the friends and family of both presidential candidates in the audience, and a lot of people are noting that while Joe Biden’s wife Jill was complying with the request that audience members should wear face masks, the Trump entourage were not.
First Lady Melania Trump, Dr. Jill Biden, Eric Jr., Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump, Tiffany Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle in attendance at #Debates2020. pic.twitter.com/IWN3QBsVJG
Various world leaders have offered their best wishes to the Trumps.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “Like millions of Israelis, Sara and I are thinking of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish our friends a full and speedy recovery.”