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Trump remains bunkered in the White House as the world spins on

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump walks up to speak about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. The is the first time President Trump has spoken since election night last week, as COVID-19 infections surge in the United States. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's agenda listed "no public events" on Tuesday -- the 10th time since the election that those words have appeared on his daily schedule.

(CNN)President Donald Trump's agenda listed "no public events" on Tuesday -- the 10th time since the election that those words have appeared on his daily schedule.

Troop drawdown plans he long sought for Afghanistan and Iraq were announced Tuesday by a new Pentagon chief whose own hiring Trump unveiled a week ago by tweet -- neither occasion warranting the President's emergence from self-sequester inside the White House.

Some days there is talk of a public appearance, but few have materialized since Biden was projected the election's winner, securing the same number of electoral votes -- 306 -- that Trump had previously deemed a landslide win when he took office in 2016.

The last foreign leader the White House said Trump spoke with was French President Emmanuel Macron, who he dialed on October 30 after a terrorist attack in Nice.

In the immediate aftermath of the election, some of Trump's advisers pushed for more official events that would demonstrate the President going about the job he is now desperately trying to retain.

Even as Biden carries out daily public appearances focused on governing, Trump hasn't felt obliged to keep pace -- though he has watched the former vice president's activities from the White House.

When members of his coronavirus task force briefed governors Monday on a nationwide surge in cases from the basement White House Situation Room, Trump was upstairs following developments in Georgia and Pennsylvania, where his team is struggling to gain legal traction in efforts to challenge the election results.

A number of other Trump advisers became infected after attending an election night party at the White House where few guests wore masks.

Despite an edict from Trump's personnel chief that anyone caught looking for work would be immediately fired, many resumes from the White House have arrived on Capitol Hill in the past week as staffers look to secure jobs.

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