Donald Trump’s positive Covid-19 test and its effect on the US election dominates the nation’s papers on Saturday.
The Guardian and the Financial Times lead on Mr Trump’s diagnosis, with both saying it has thrown the US election battle into turmoil.
Guardian front page, Saturday 3 October 2020: US election chaos as Trump quarantined with Covid-19 pic.twitter.com/M1tS1DsdQa
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 2, 2020
Front page of FT Weekend, UK edition, for Sat-Sun 3-4 October 2020. pic.twitter.com/gPENDYVhlS
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) October 2, 2020
The Daily Telegraph takes the angle that Mr Trump will “remain in the job” and carry out his duties as president despite the diagnosis.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 2, 2020
But the Daily Mail turns a blowtorch on the president over the fact he still attended a fundraiser after learning of aide Hope Hicks’s Covid diagnosis, asking: “How many did Trump put at risk?”
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) October 2, 2020
Elsewhere, The Times leads on the president being flown to Walter Reed military hospital, reportedly “fatigued but in good spirits”.
The Times 3/10/20 – 2GM – President Trump, who was given the experimental medication Regeneron, walked to the helicopter that flew him to hospital. Photo : Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images#tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimes #buyapaper @TimesPictures pic.twitter.com/KMqreQhcfK
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) October 2, 2020
The Daily Star shines a light on the president’s often-criticised attitude towards the virus, publishing a range of Mr Trump’s past dismissals of its threat under a headline of “Well this is awkward”.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) October 2, 2020
Similarly, the i splashes with “Covid-19 in the White House” above a tweet from Mr Trump from February saying the virus was “very much under control in the USA”, while The Independent also hoists Mr Trump by his own past comments on the matter.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) October 2, 2020
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) October 2, 2020
In other topics, the Daily Express leads on Boris Johnson saying billions of pounds “liberated” by Brexit will help build 40 hospitals.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) October 2, 2020
And the Daily Mirror has revived an old football WAG spat, with Coleen Rooney claiming she has proof Rebekah Vardy leaked stories about her to the media.