President Donald Trump told a gathering in Pennsylvania Tuesday that he’s battling “Marxists” and “lunatics”, while in Florida, another crucial electoral state, his Democratic
opponent Joe Biden suspected him of treating Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic as “undervalued”.
Trump shot every sordid hyperbole about the Democrats and provocation about Biden’s mental condition he has in his arsenal, with just 21 days before the November 3 election and badly down in the polls.
During their televised debate, he said Biden was “choking like a dog,” called him mentally “shot,” and asserted the commie pawn was the democratic top contender.
“He is handing control to the socialists and Marxists and left-wing extremists,” Trump told the large, raucous crowd in Johnstown. “He can’t stand up to the lunatics running his party.”
Trump, 74, tweeted a subtly manipulated image claiming to show Biden in a wheelchair, accompanied by aged wheelchair-bound people in a bed, going even deeper on his long-running argument that 77-year-old Biden is too weak for the presidency.
The caption said, “Biden for president,” with “p” marked out to change the word to
Given the apparently increasing problems of the president in maintaining the loyalty of seniors, an important electoral force, the mocking presentation of the infirm elderly was somewhat surprising.
Trump previewed the outsider persona he built in Johnstown for his unexpected 2016 win, told the audience that back in Washington he was battling a “selfish and deceitful political class.”
But even as he delighted the crowd with his greatest rhetorical hits, Trump again showed that he had no intention of trying to reach out to Democrats in a deeply divided nation, despite his poor poll showing.
“This will end up being a large-scale version of Venezuela if they get in,” he said, painting a nightmarish anti-immigrant vision of a country where Democrats give free hospital care to “illegal aliens” while “decimating Medicare and destroying your Social Security.”
Despite claiming more than 215,000 lives in America, the coronavirus was mainly an absolute disaster, even though Trump himself had been admitted to hospital for three nights after positive test at the beginning of October.
“We’re going to crush the virus very quickly. It’s happening already,” Trump said, despite a swath of the United States now reporting large increases in infections.
“Soon it’s going to be perfecto,” he stated.
One of the much smaller events indicative of his low-key campaign, swooping in on Trump’s handling of the pandemic, was held hours earlier in Florida by Biden.
On election day, Florida is potentially far more critical than Pennsylvania, a swing
state that Trump won in 2016, but where polls still show Biden ahead.
In an event at a pension center in Pembroke Pines, north of Miami,
Biden courted the elderly, claiming that Trump has “never been solely on you”.
“His handling of this pandemic has been erratic, just like his presidency has been,” he stated.
Biden noted that Trump once stated that the virus “infects virtually nobody,” which has taken an extremely cruel impact among the aged.
”You’re expendable, you’re forgettable, you’re almost no one. That’s how he sees it”, said Biden, who during his comments, unlike Trump, wore a face mask.
Iowa and Georgia were two states that Trump won handily in 2016, but in both weeks ahead of the November 3 runoff, polls show close races.
And a poll released on Tuesday by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) of likely Florida voters gave Biden a 51 percent to 47 percent lead there.
“Joe Biden continues to be competing better for senior voters than Hillary Clinton did in 2016, and that could be the difference in Florida,” sKevin Wagner, a political science professor at FAU Indicated.
Forty-four percent of those examined said the management of the coronavirus outbreak by
Trump was decent or great, while 50 percent said it was bad or horrible.
The polls were swept aside by Trump, calling them ‘false.’
According to Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who monitors early voting, Texas, however, became the newest state to begin early voting, which has taken place at a record rate so far in states that allow it.
In the states reporting early voting, voters have cast 11.86 million ballots so far, according to McDonald’s US Elections Project.