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President Trump addressed supporters chanting, "We love you," at the White House on Oct. 10, his first in-person event since testing positive for coronavirus. (The Washington Post)

President Trump spoke to supporters at the White House on Saturday afternoon, his first public event since being diagnosed with covid-19 a little more than a week ago. The president won’t reveal if he has yet tested negative for the coronavirus that causes the disease, but he has a planned campaign rally on Monday in Florida.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is campaigning Saturday in Erie, Pa., the northwestern corner of the important battleground state. The Obama-Biden ticket in 2012 won Erie County by 16 points, but it flipped in 2016, going to Trump by two points.

With 24 days until the election …

  • The second presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 15 was officially canceled, after the Trump campaign refused to participate if it was held virtually. As of now, the Oct. 22 debate is still on.
  • President Trump is publicly pressuring Attorney General William P. Barr to target political adversaries ahead of the election.
  • Biden leads Trump by 11 percentage points nationally, 53 percent to 42 percent, according to an average of national polls since Sept. 16. Biden’s margin is smaller in key states: eight points in Pennsylvania, seven in Wisconsin and Michigan, and three in Arizona and Florida.