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President Trump insisted Friday that he would "love" to sit down with Robert Mueller and answer his questions in relation to his investigation into possible collusion or obstruction of justice.

Why it matters: Trump's lawyers have been pushing, hard, against an interview between the president and Mueller. However, Trump told reporters Friday that he "would love to speak because we’ve done nothing wrong," and said he'd be willing to override his lawyers on that.

More from Trump's remarks to reporters before leaving for Dallas:

  • Trump said Rudy Giuliani is "a great guy," but that he's still “learning the subject matter” and getting his “facts straight” regarding the comments he made on Fox News about Trump's knowledge of the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels (which Trump has previously and publicly denied.) "He just started yesterday."
  • "We're not changing any stories" regarding Stormy Daniels, Trump insisted, despite Giuliani admitting that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the payment.
  • “I thought the jobs report was very good ... the big thing for me was cracking four [percent unemployment]."
  • The White House has picked a date and location for planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump said, adding that a statement will be released shortly. He added that "a lot of things have already happened with regard to the hostages. I think you’re going to be seeing very good things.”

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 12,984,811 — Total deaths: 570,375 — Total recoveries — 7,154,492Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 3,327,388— Total deaths: 135,379 — Total recoveries: 1,006,326 — Total tested: 40,282,176Map.
  3. World: WHO head: There will be no return to the "old normal" for the foreseeable future — Hong Kong Disneyland closing due to surge.
  4. States: Cuomo says New York will use formula to determine if reopening schools is safe.
  5. Politics: Mick Mulvaney: "We still have a testing problem in this country."

Cuomo: New York will use formula to determine if it's safe to reopen schools

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that schools will only reopen if they meet scientific criteria that show the coronavirus is under control in their region, including a daily infection rate of below 5% over a 14-day average. "We're not going to use our children as guinea pigs," he added.

The big picture: Cuomo's insistence that New York will rely on data to decide whether to reopen schools comes as President Trump and his administration continue an aggressive push to get kids back in the classroom as part of their efforts to juice the economy.

WHO head: There will be no return to the "old normal" in near future

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned Monday that "there will be no return to the 'old normal' for the foreseeable future," but that there is a "roadmap" for struggling countries to get the virus under control.

Why it matters: A record 230,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the WHO on Sunday, as total infections approach 13 million worldwide.