President Donald Trump arrives a press conference at the White House speak on the Florida school shooting. Photo: JIM WATSON / AFP / Getty Images

President Trump will hold a listening session with teachers and students on Wednesday following last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida, per the AP. He also will meet with state and local officials the next day to discuss school safety.

The backdrop: The White House didn't say who the students and teachers would be. Five students from Stoneman Douglas made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows today and were sharply critical of Trump and other Republicans. One student, addressing Trump directly over his position on gun control, said "you make me sick."

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By the numbers: Friday's total surpassed the U.S.'s previous record set on July 17 when 76,842 cases were recorded. 

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Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.