Trump tested positive for COVID-19 days before debate with Biden, Mark Meadows says

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Former President Donald Trump received a positive COVID-19 test result days before participating in a presidential debate last year, according to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

In his forthcoming book, Meadows writes that Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Sept. 26, three days before a debate with then-candidate Joe Biden, The Guardian reports. The candidates were required "to test negative for the virus within seventy-two hours of the start time," but "nothing was going to stop [Trump] from going out there," Meadows writes.

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