Even on Sunday, White House staffers were spotted without masks and Trump continues to hold massive rallies that flout state health guidelines.

“Until a vaccine, we take reasonable precautions and get back toward normalcy,” the official said on Sunday. “We won’t cower and let the virus dominate us. Joe Biden is a fear candidate, total submission — to the virus, and to China.”

Most polls show Trump lagging behind Biden in part because some Americans have lost confidence in the president’s handling of the coronavirus, the most important issue to many voters…

“Nothing changes for the final nine days of this election,” said Bryan Lanza, a 2016 Trump campaign official who is close to the 2020 team. “It’s not like somebody hearing Pence’s team is infected is going to change any minds at this point. It’s baked in.”