The Countdown: The President tests positive. What now?

Bill Ritter is joined by ABC News political director Rick Klein and political consultant Hank Sheinkopf to discuss what happens now that Trump tested positive for COVID-19

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Saturday, October 3, 2020
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Bill Ritter and his guests discuss what happens now that the president has COVID-19

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It's been an election year already defined by a cascade of national crises. Now, President Donald Trump has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus after consistently playing down the threat.

This week on The Countdown, Bill Ritter is joined by ABC News political director Rick Klein and political consultant Hank Sheinkopf to discuss what happens now.

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Democratic challenger Joe Biden tested negative for coronavirus.

Bill and his guests will also preview the upcoming Vice Presidential Debate.

Vice President Mike Pence and Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris are scheduled to go head-to-head on Wednesday in Utah.

The president and former VP were scheduled to meet in a town hall-style debate Oct. 15 and a final debate Oct. 22.

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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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