MSNBC 10 Oct 2020

Trump Holds Campaign Event At White House Despite Coronavirus Outbreak


President Trump holds his first campaign event on White House grounds since testing positive for coronavirus. NBC News' Josh Lederman reports.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a rally in Orlando, FL on Saturday before President Trump's first public event at the White House since his COVID-19 diagnosis
President Trump on Saturday held his first public event since his COVID-19 diagnosis at the White House, and although the campaign said it wasn't involved, it had the hallmarks of a campaign event. The Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump and Yahoo News national reporter and producer Marquise Francis joined CBSN to discuss.
Just a week after he was hospitalized for COVID-19 and without proof of a negative test, the president says he aims to speak with supporters Saturday from the White House balcony.
President Trump has stayed bunkered down in the White House since he lost the election to Joe Biden, and will spend Thanksgiving there for the first time. Trump has typically spent the holiday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. He claimed a victory after Michigan's Board of Canvassers at first refused to certify the vote in Wayne County, which includes the 80% Black city of Detroit. Two Republicans abruptly reversed course after facing swift outrage, and the vote was certified.

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