Dems, GOP forge virus outbreak into ‘20 campaign issue

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus Thursday in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

WASHINGTON — Coronavirus is already coloring the 2020 campaign, with Democrats convinced President Donald Trump’s muddled response to the outbreak leaves him and down-ballot Republicans vulnerable over the burgeoning health crisis, his competency and __ potentially most damaging __ the staggering economy.