Different tones for Trump, Biden on COVID-19, economy and taxes in dueling town halls
The pandemic was a central part of the separate events, with President Trump criticized for his handling of virus response and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pressed on a vaccine mandate.
"We're working hard to get me all the way back."
In a video message from Walter Reed, President Trump spoke about his COVID-19 diagnosis and how he and the first lady are recuperating. President Trump's comparisons in October of the coronavirus to the flu and admonitions not to fear it were "appalling" to those who have lost family members. Joe Biden slammed President Trump's actions on COVID-19 relief, saying he spent too much time golfing rather than working with Congress to pass a deal. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is defending and making excuses for President Donald Trump's COVID-19 lies once again.