The Morning Dispatch: Trump Heads Home

Happy Tuesday! As of now, tomorrow night’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris is still on—plexiglass divider and all—which means Steve, Jonah, David, and Sarah will be back on Dispatch Live breaking it all down after the debate concludes. Get all the details here, and we’ll see you tomorrow at around 10:40 p.m. ET. 

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 34,263 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday per the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard, with 3.6 percent of the 956,394 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 345 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 210,155.

  • President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening, returning home to the White House. Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, said the president’s condition is improving, but added that Trump is “not out of the woods yet.”

  • White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Monday that she tested positive for COVID-19, though she is not experiencing symptoms. Two of her press aides—Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt—have also tested positive for the virus.

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