Trump’s disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for the White House, 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 the District of Columbia has emerged — a chasm that has only grown during the coronavirus pandemic. Washington officials are pressing Trump to intervene and help them get the same level of coronavirus funding that Congress delivered to the 50 states. The District in per capita terms has a higher COVID-19 death rate than all but four states.