WASHINGTON _ Donald Trump set off for a campaign swing to the Midwest and West with his largest contingent of advisers since a coronavirus outbreak swept through the White House _ including key aides who fell ill with the virus themselves.

Trump held rallies in Michigan and Wisconsin Saturday and planned to travel on to Las Vegas ahead of a rally in Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday and events in Arizona on Monday.

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined Trump on Air Force One on Saturday after tweeting Friday night that she'd recovered from COVID. Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and White House aides Hope Hicks and Stephen Miller, all recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and now recovered, were also aboard.

Trump has held daily rallies since Monday, which was 11 days after he tested positive for the virus himself and was later admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment.

He continues to pledge that America is "rounding the corner" on the pandemic, despite caseloads rising nationally again. Cases in the U.S. have topped 8 million, and deaths are more than 219,000.

Wisconsin is currently a COVID-19 hotspot, and the seven-day average of new confirmed cases in the state has risen more than 3,000 for the first time. Trump still held a rally there Saturday night with hundreds of people packed close together.


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