Trump's coronavirus diagnosis thrusts spotlight on VP Mike Pence

Washington (AFP) – The coronavirus thrust sedate US Vice President Mike Pence to the forefront early this year when he was made leader of the White House pandemic task force.Now it’s pushed him out front again, after President Donald Trump was hit by the virus and forced into quarantine.While Trump’s symptoms reportedly remain mild, it has opened the possibility that the White House’s behind-the-scenes man could not only be asked to assume the duties of president, but also take the lead in a presidential election race that has been almost entirely about Trump.It would be a profound pivot for s…

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