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This decision comes after a chaotic first debate that was widely criticized for its largely unstructured nature. President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are set to face off on Thursday.
The president’s remarks came during a call intended to discuss strategy for the Nov. 3 election.
The White House said Friday it would give an update when the president tests negative and is cleared by his medical team. His doctor said Thursday he expected Trump would be good to go by the weekend.
Both presidential candidates are expected to attend a small ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., near one of the crash sites.
The president took to the briefing room podium for the second time this week, without being joined by members of the White House coronavirus task force.
The solo briefing came as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in hot spots across the country.
“The rallies will be tremendous,” a campaign manager said. “You’ll again see the kind of crowds and enthusiasm that Sleepy Joe Biden can only dream of.”
President Trump labeled violence that has accompanied many protests against police killings of black people as “acts of domestic terror.”
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is stepping aside during the Justice Department’s investigation, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement on Thursday.
Updated at 12:21 p.m. on May 2 The White House will not allow the leading immunologist on the coronavirus task force to testify to Congress next week, calling the request “counter-productive” to the administration’s efforts to contain the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony had been requested by the House Appropriations Committee, as part of an… Read More