Praising his own virus response as deaths near 200,000, Trump says, "if you take the blue states out, we're at a level I don't think anybody in the world would be at."
On the same day Joe Biden and others raise concerns about Trump using political pressure for a vaccine, Trump says the CDC head was "confused" in his congressional testimony about when a vaccine would be available and said he called him to set him straight.
Trump says it is "amazing" that apparently it is not legal for the government to collect a bounty by forcing the sale of TikTok to an American company.
Trump says the "biggest" threat to the election is "ballots," as opposed to the pandemic that has killed thousands of Americans.

He also claims that foreign interference in 2016 was untrue, but even congressional Republicans found that the interference on his behalf happened.
Trump claims he read Bob Woodward's book "last night," which he has said in previous days as well.

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