Trump Becoming COVID Patient #1 Restores the Pandemic as Campaign Issue #1

The exception proves the rule: With president Donald Trump, who has denied the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic since its onset, now contracting COVID-19 and hospitalized for treatment, the pandemic is restored — properly so — as Issue #1 in this presidential campaign.

Despite his strenuous efforts to make the campaign about “law and order” or the alleged weaknesses of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the felling of the President himself to the virus, along with numerous other Republicans — may they…