World Mike Pence's staff hit by COVID-19; Joe Biden says Donald Trump surrendered to pandemic Updated : October 26, 2020 09:39 AM IST President Donald Trump claimed progress as the United States set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic. With nine days to go before the Nov. 3 election, the White House cited Pence's status as an "essential worker". Multiple senior aides to Pence also tested positive for COVID-19, the White House chief of staff said. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.