Trump’s disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

  • FILE - In this April 14, 2020, file photo, a mural that reads “There’s No Place Like Home” is visible as a man wearing a mask crosses 14th Street in Washington. As a candidate for the White House, President Donald Trump once said he wanted “whatever is best” for the residents of the nation’s capital. But over the course of his more than three years in office a disconnect between the president and District of Columbia has emerged — a chasm that has only grown during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s cellphone rang earlier this week from an unfamiliar number: It was the White House calling to say President Donald Trump wanted to talk.

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