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President Trump answers a question from ABC's Jonathan Karl at a coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Photo: Leah Millis/Reuters

President Trump answered onscreen questions at the White House on Tuesday night during his campaign's first virtual fundraiser, which raised more than $20 million from 300,000 donors, the campaign said.

The state of play: Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, national chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, were hosts.

  • The event included cameos by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the president's daughter Tiffany Trump.

Guilfoyle told me the main message was about Trump rebuilding the economy: "He's done it before, he can do it again."

  • Other topics included the military, school choice and violence in cities.
  • The campaign said Trump talked remotely with a teacher from Frisco, Texas.

Guilfoyle said the campaign plans to repeat the format, which she called "innovative and inclusive."

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Poll: Hispanic vote key as Trump leads Biden in close Texas race

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President Trump leads Joe Biden 47% to 43% in Texas with just over a week until Election Day, according to the latest New York Times/Siena College poll.

Why it matters: Demographic changes and a wave of enthusiasm have some convinced that Texas could back a Democrat for president for the first time since 1976. But Biden's lagging support among Hispanic voters in the NYT/Siena poll could prove fatal to his chances of winning the state's 38 electoral votes.

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