October 9, 2020 at 12:16 AM EDT
Isolated in the White House, Trump struggles to project a sense of normalcy after canceled debate
By Toluse Olorunnipa, Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey
Trailing in the polls, stricken with the novel coronavirus and stuck in isolation at the White House, President Trump has tried to project an image of strength and normalcy that belies his troubled circumstances.
On Thursday, he spent an hour phoning into a television interview, released two video messages aimed at key voting groups, began planning rallies for next week and promised senior citizens free access to the experimental drug he falsely claimed was “a cure” for covid-19.