The Latest: Trump Tells Staffers, 'We're Going To Win'

President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):

WASHINGTON: The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

Joe Biden is taping a television interview, the only thing on his light, pre-debate public schedule this week.

The Democratic nominees motorcade rolled shortly after noon on Monday from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, to the Queen, a downtown theater where his campaign has built a makeshift studio and stage for its candidate to hold virtual events, as well as some speeches and press conferences in person. Biden was taping an interview with 60 Minutes, which was scheduled to air on CBS next weekend.

Bidens traveling press pool caught a glimpse of him entering the theater, but he did not answer questions.

Biden has nothing else on his public schedule this week except Thursday nights debate in Nashville, Tennessee. His campaign says he plans to use the bulk of the remaining time preparing for the second and final time he is scheduled to face off with President Donald Trump before Election Day on Nov. 3.



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12:50 p.m.

Kamala Harris has returned to the campaign trail after a brief absence when people connected with her team tested positive for the coronavirus.

Harris kicked off her return at a car rally in Orlando on Monday to mark the first day of early voting in Florida, a critical swing state. Shell later campaign in Jacksonville.

The Democratic ticket is largely forgoing traditional campaign rallies because of the risk of spreading the virus. But Harris was energized as she bounded onto the outdoor stage in Orlando, dancing and shouting greetings to the crowd as they honked their horns in support.

She largely stuck to the campaign message of outlining President Donald Trumps failures in tackling the pandemic and urging people to cast their ballots early.

She told the crowd: You will be the first to put our country back on the right track.

Harris halted travel Thursday after her communications director and a member of the flight crew for her travel tested positive for the virus. The campaign said Harris did not need to quarantine under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, but she paused travel for four days.

She has repeatedly tested negative for the virus.


11:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump says people are tired of hearing from Dr. Anthony Fauci and all these idiots about the coronavirus.

Trump has made no secret of his growing impatience with Fauci, the nations leading infectious disease expert.

Speaking Monday to campaign staffers, Trump called Fauci a disaster but said hed create bigger issues for himself if he fired the doctor.

Fauci is head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

Trump has needled Fauci over his advice on wearing face masks.

Nearly 220,000 Americans have died from the disease the virus causes.


11:20 a.m.

President Donald Trump is bucking up his campaign staffers 15 days from Election Day, amid worrisome public and private polling.

On a conference call Monday, Trump says, Were going to win. I wouldnt have told you that maybe two or three weeks ago.

Addressing stories about declining morale at his campaign, Trump said hes never been more confident in his chances, Today is the best single day that Ive felt on either campaign.

He added: We have never been in as strong a position as we are today.

Trump encouraged his staffers to ignore news reports about the state of the race.

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