The world learned on Friday, 2 October, that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. The implications are numerous and complex. One recurring question: How could this impact the U.S. stock market?

Nicholas Sargen, a lecturer at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and economic consultant, offered his thoughts in an op-ed for The Hill

The big unknown at this juncture is how Trump will react once he has recovered. Will the experience make him appear humbler, as it did for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson? And will he now tell the American public it is imperative to wear face masks and practice social distancing. 

Or will Trump react like Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and become more emboldened that COVID-19 is not as dangerous as many assert?