The Trump campaign is desperate to draw Biden into the fray, believing the gaffe-prone former vice president would make some potentially game-changing mistakes during unscripted moments in the public eye.

But there is little pressure on Biden to change course, at least in the near term.

Most Democrats believe Trump is imploding as the pandemic has claimed the lives of over 118,000 and mired the country in an economic recession, while the president has come under intense scrutiny over his handling of protests against police brutality toward African Americans.

Capping a bad stretch for Trump, the news this week has been dominated by former national security adviser John Bolton’s scathing book describing Trump as unfit for office.