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Can The Public Trust The Information Coming From Trump, White House Staff And Physicians About The President's Health?

RTR 10-7-20
Tia Dufour
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Physician to the President, Doctor Sean Conley, joined by members of the President’s medical team, delivers remarks to reporters Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

In this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts about public reaction to President Trump's diagnosis with COVID-19, hospitalization and return to the White House. Jonathan Hassid, associate professor of political science at Iowa State University and Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at ISU analyze why voters may be questioning the truth about the President's health in the wake of his diagnosis.

They also discuss upcoming hearings on Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, the vice presidential debate, and several other Congressional and U.S. Senate races.

Guests:
Jonathan Hassid, associate professor of political science, Iowa State University
Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk