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Pence Campaigns In AZ, Applauds Trump's Coronavirus Response

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Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, his opposition to abortion and his support for police, during a pair of campaign stops Thursday in Nevada and Arizona.

At a stop in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, the vice president repeated many of the points he made during the debate, casting former Vice President Joe Biden as ineffective in his years in U.S. government and pushing back against the notion that there is systemic racism in police departments. The Arizona stop came as Biden made his first campaign visit to the state, joining Harris for several stops in metro Phoenix. 

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump says he wants to try and hold a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday “if we have enough time to put it together.” He also says he might also hold a campaign rally the following night in Pennsylvania. Speaking Thursday night on Fox News Channel, Trump mentioned his desire to start holding campaign rallies again just hours after his doctor said that he fully anticipates Trump can make a “safe return to public engagements” on Saturday following his coronavirus diagnosis. Trump was hospitalized six days ago at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for COVID-19.