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Mr. DeWine, who has drawn bipartisan praise for his response to the virus, is the second governor known to have tested positive. Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma received a positive test result last month.

After Air Force One landed in Ohio, where Mr. Trump was set to give remarks on the economy, the president wished Mr. DeWine well.

“A very good friend of mine just tested positive,” Mr. Trump said, adding, “We want to wish him the best. He’ll be fine.”

Biden suggests the Black community lacks the diversity of Latinos.

Mr. Biden twice suggested in appearances that aired Thursday that the African-American community lacked the diversity of the Latino community in the United States, a statement that failed to acknowledge the varying backgrounds of Black people in America.

“We can build a new administration that reflects the full diversity of our nation and the full diversity of the Latino communities,” Mr. Biden said in a Thursday afternoon virtual appearance before NALEO, a major organization that promotes Latino political participation. “Now what I mean, full diversity, unlike African-American community and many other communities, you’re from everywhere. From Europe, from the tip of South America, all the way to our border, Mexico, and in the Caribbean. And different backgrounds, different ethnicities, but all Latinos.”

A Biden spokesman did not return a text message seeking comment on those remarks.

Mr. Biden also broached the subject during an interview with members of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists that aired earlier Thursday. Responding to a question about his approach toward Cuba, he spoke of the diversity of the Latino community — and suggested the African-American community lacked such diversity.

“And by the way, what you all know but most people don’t know, unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” Mr. Biden said. “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you’re in Arizona. So it’s a very different, a very diverse community.”



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