Trump’s virus hospitalization rocks final stage of campaign

First lady Melania Trump stands with President Donald Trump as he looks at Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

An election year already defined by a cascade of national crises descended further into chaos Friday, with President Donald Trump heading to a military hospital with the coronavirus after consistently playing down the threat.