Can Johnson and Bolsonaro’s brushes with Covid offer lessons for Trump?

Trump is the third of the world’s populist leaders to discover that bluster and wishful thinking are no match for the virus

When the White House insisted this weekend that Donald Trump was in “good spirits” had “mild symptoms” and was working hard, even as an obviously weakened president was being helicoptered to hospital, the upbeat official commentary all had a familiar ring in London.

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