Trump speaks at the Amway Center in Orlando. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale said that there could be "political upside" for the president should House Democrats convene impeachment hearings during an interview with CBS News' Major Garrett.

Yes, but: Parscale insisted several times that he wouldn't want that: "[T]here's a lot of things that can happen in the world that can be a political upside that you would never want. ... I wouldn't want this, either. This is not good."

  • "Dividing our country ... those types of fights are never good. ... The president is gonna win ... on the agenda and the message that he wants, and I would never promote anything like that."

Asked about the electoral map, Parscale said he feels "comfortable" about holding Trump's 2016 states, and added this bullish prediction:

  • "I think we add New Hampshire, we add New Mexico, and we add Nevada if it was today."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 11,514,395 — Total deaths: 535,453 — Total recoveries — 6,223,819Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 2,910,023 — Total deaths: 130,090 — Total recoveries: 906,763 — Total tested: 35,512,916Map.
  3. Public health: Case growth outpacing testing in hotspots
  4. States: Cuomo accuses Trump of "enabling" the coronavirus surge — West Virginia becomes latest state to mandate facial coverings.
  5. Politics: Meadows says Trump "is right" to claim 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

Amy Cooper charged for calling police on Black bird-watcher in Central Park

A white woman who called 911 to accuse a Black man of threatening her life in Central Park in March faces misdemeanor charges for making a false report, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced Monday.

The big picture: The May 25 incident, which was caught on film, was one of several viral episodes that helped catalyze massive Black Lives Matter protests against the police killings of Black people in the U.S.

McEnany defends Trump's tweet about Bubba Wallace and Confederate flag

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a press briefing Monday that President Trump "was not making a judgment one way or the other" about NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate flag and that his attack on Bubba Wallace was an attempt to stand up for NASCAR fans who are unfairly painted as racist.

The state of play: McEnany was repeatedly grilled by reporters over the president's inflammatory tweet, in which he demanded that NASCAR's only Black driver apologize after the FBI determined that he was not a target of a hate crime and claimed that ratings had dropped after the sport banned the Confederate flag at its events.