Some strong reaction to President Trump and his wife testing positive for Covid-19 is coming from China, the country where the virus first emerged and has been frequently criticised by the president.
Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of China's state-run Global Times newspaper, says Trump and First Lady Melania have "paid the price for his gamble to play down" the Covid-19 pandemic and that this may also "negatively affect" his campaign.
"President Trump and the first lady have paid the price for his gamble to play down the COVID-19. The news shows the severity of the US' pandemic situation. It will impose a negative impact on the image of Trump and the US, and may also negatively affect his re-election," he wrote on Twitter.
Twitter is banned in mainland China, but Hu is active on the platform.
Hu had also condemned the quality of the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden, saying "such chaos at the top of US politics reflects division, anxiety of US society and the accelerating loss of advantages of the US political system".