On KTVU, Professor Eissler Discusses Political Implications of President Trump's Health

Monday, October 05, 2020
Photo of Donald Trump writing on piece of paper at desk in Presidential Suite of Walter Reed Military Medical Center
President Donald J. Trump in the Presidential Suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 3, 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19. Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

KTVU-CHANNEL 2 (OAKLAND) -- President Donald Trump’s medical team updated his medical condition outside Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday morning. San Francisco State University Political Science Professor Rebecca Eissler talked to “Mornings on 2” about the political implications of the president’s health.

“We have seen former Vice President Biden choose to remove negative ads, but we’ve also seen in research that negative advertising doesn’t really help candidates,” Eissler said. “It doesn’t dissuade from voting for the person that’s being attacked. So this isn’t necessarily something that drastically changes the outcome of the way people are looking at this campaign.”