A referendum election in November? Trump allies see risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the November presidential election six months away, President Donald Trump’s prospects for winning a second term have been jolted by a historic pandemic and a cratering economy. That’s rattling some of his Republican allies and upending the playbook that his campaign had hoped to be using by now against Democrat Joe Biden. Meanwhile, former Vice President Biden is playing more of a supportive role in U.S. politics, and that’s a role some Democrats say is just fine, for now. Yet they know Biden will need to start making a more proactive case against Trump in the coming weeks and months.