President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together at Mar-a-Lago. Photo: JIM WATSON / AFP / Getty Images

At Mar-a-Lago, President Trump can "be Trump," former campaign adviser Roger Stone told the Washington Post.

"Nobody tells Donald Trump where he can and cannot go...The president is able to get a lot of information that is normally blocked from getting to him...You don't have the minders. There is no doubt that he makes more calls."

Why it matters: Per the Post, aides view Trump's Florida golf club as "a respite...for him to recharge." He handles comments made on cable news better, and tweets a little less. But, it's also more difficult for his staff to control who he speaks to, as seen on Thursday when a New York Times reporter was able to sit with Trump for a 30 minute interview without any aides or advisers having a say.

  • At the "Winter White House," Trump frequently asks guests about their thoughts on foreign or legislative affairs, the Post reports. Society editor of the Palm Beach Daily News, Shannon Donnelly, noted that Trump made his own plate at the buffet on Christmas Eve. This presented guests "yet another opportunity" to approach him, per WaPo.

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Biden clarifies comments on African American and Latino communities

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Joe Biden explained on Twitter Thursday night what he "meant" by earlier comments suggesting that "the African American community is a monolith."

What they're saying: "Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things," Biden remarked in an interview hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association for Black Journalists, Politico reports.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for coronavirus after positive result

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) tested negative for the coronavirus after initially testing positive earlier Thursday, his office announced.

Why it matters: 73-year-old DeWine was set to meet President Trump Thursday on the tarmac at an airport in Cleveland and was tested as part of standard protocol.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 18,996,008 — Total deaths: 712,476— Total recoveries — 11,478,835Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 4,877,115 — Total deaths: 159,990 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: Pelosi rips GOP over stimulus negotiations: "Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn" — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive.
  4. Public health: Majority of Americans say states reopened too quicklyFauci says task force will examine aerosolized spread Study finds COVID-19 antibodies prevalent in NYC health care workers.
  5. Business: The health care sector imploded in Q2More farmers are declaring bankruptcyJuly's jobs report could be an inflection point for the recovery.
  6. Sports: Where college football's biggest conferences stand on playing.