Supporters mirror Trump's rosy projection of virus infection
October 7, 2020
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — As an infected President Donald Trump urged Americans not to fear the virus that has killed more than 1 million people worldwide, many of his supporters were already in sync with that message.
In interviews with Republican voters at Trump events and campaign offices, very few saw the president's illness as a cautionary tale. None said they would change their personal approach to masks or distancing, and many expressed a confidence that the disease was less dangerous than advertised.
In Ohio, a "Women for Trump" group gathered indoors — many maskless and not distance...