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Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence offer competing viewpoints on America’s COVID-19 response.

USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration has “great confidence” in the American people to follow federal health guidelines on stopping the spread of the coronavirus despite a Rose Garden event 11 days ago that has emerged as a potential “super spreader” event.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, several White House and Trump campaign officials, and congressional allies tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an event to announce the president’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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Debate moderator Susan Page of USA TODAY pressed the vice president about being in the “front row in a Rose Garden event 11 days ago at what seems to have been