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pWASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to holds up his face mask during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump focused on his administration's handling of the global coronavirus pandemic. Poll numbers about his handling of COVID-19 have been falling as cases of deadly virus have spiked across the country. (gc/SH5V+5ITesCeekY17zmXAZqF9Rt40xeQpE0Q4JGYkunHfQA49P/EJ3MpWBlrGVeadb19khtjg3MeWm7AHYE0hrBRpQewfj8CWM019oLcjHnPBtR+RiuQGnxwY0A/u+s5jxfnYOEHzDpbcD6X4Pu6gYb7sxwoWLN9x5b8diDg=|77u/RjRSR3A1OHBlOVg5WmtpVEEwN3EKMjY1NTgKMjAxOTAyMTMKdkFMNUVRPT0KUERiYUV3PT0KMQp5dGtxZHI3OXFhdnFma3JubjV6NHJzanIKMTc0LjcyLjE2NC4xMTAKMAoKUEZUNkVRPT0KMTAwCjAKCgo=|3|4|1)

President Donald Trump sought to paint a rosier picture of the coronavirus for the nation on Tuesday but conceded the pandemic is likely to “get worse before it gets better.” Trump commented as he revived his daily briefings with an eye to halting a campaign-season erosion of support. The early evening event at the White House came as the next stage of the federal government’s response to the pandemic was being crafted on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers and White House officials opened negotiations on a trillion-dollar-or-more “phase four” rescue package.