Donald Trump has said he “won’t feel so good” if he loses to Joe Biden on 3 November, as more than 25 million voters have already cast their ballots less than three weeks to Election Day.
“Could you imagine if I lose?” he told rallygoers on 16 October. “I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.”
The president will head to rallies in Wisconsin and Michigan on Saturday, despite the former state reporting a massive spike in coronavirus infections.
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Trump hits out at ‘little Ben Sasse’ after senator’s candid criticism
The president launched a two-tweet attack against Nebraska’s Republican Senator Ben Sasse, who didn’t hold back in his assessment of Trump’s first term in a call this week.
In recordings from the Washington Examiner and The New York Times, the senator said the US “regularly sells out our allies under his leadership” while he “spends like a drunken sailor” and his family treats “the presidency like a business opportunity. ”
“He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors,” Senator Sasse said. “His family has treated He’s flirted with white supremacists.”
He also warned that the president’s behavious will trigger a Republican “blood bath” in November.
In response, Trump had this to say:
Alex Woodward17 October 2020 17:35
Kamala Harris to return to campaigning after staffer tests positive
The vice-presidential candidate, who has tested negative, will travel to Florida for an event.
Clea Skopeliti17 October 2020 16:51
Health officials fear Midwestern coronavirus surges may overwhelm rural hospitals
Rural Midwestern communities that had so far avoided the worst of the pandemic are experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases that doctors worry will overwhelm hospitals.
Counties across Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana have climbed into the top ranks for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.
Health officials in some small towns fear that the rising cases could overwhelm communities with restricted medical resources, while also reporting that they’re still struggling to convince people of how dangerous the coronavirus is.
Clea Skopeliti17 October 2020 16:33
Vote early, election officials urge postal voters
Election officials are advising people who are voting by bail to do as early as possible to ensure their ballot arrives to its destination ahead of Election Day.
While postal officials have insisted the service is more than equipped to handle the wave of mail-in ballots, delivery times vary across the country, and the service hasn’t always managed to deliver all first-class post within the five days window.
Furthermore, rules about accepting postal ballots arriving after 3 November vary from state to state.
Clea Skopeliti17 October 2020 16:17
For Trump, city where ‘bad things happen’ looms large
When President Donald Trump told the world that “bad things happen in Philadelphia,” it was, in part, a blunt assessment of his party’s struggles in the nation’s sixth-most populous city.
For decades, Philadelphia has been the cornerstone of Democratic victories in the battleground state — producing Democratic margins so massive that winning statewide has been a longshot for most Republican presidential candidates.
When President Donald Trump told the world that “bad things happen in Philadelphia,” it was, in part, a blunt assessment of his party’s struggles in a city that routinely anchors Democratic victories in the battleground state of Pennsylvania
Clea Skopeliti17 October 2020 16:08
Biden says he’s ‘praying for Wisconsin’ as Trump prepares for rally in coronavirus-stricken state
Joe Biden has addressed Wisconsin’s surging coronavirus outbreak, saying he’s “praying” for the state’s residents and condemning the president – who is set to hold a rally there later today – for his tackling of the pandemic.
“Wisconsin is in the grips of one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country. Jill and I are praying for the health of those who’ve contracted the virus, and for the families who are mourning the loss of a loved one. We have lost far too many lives to this pandemic — and the sad fact is, it didn’t have to be this way,” Mr Biden said a statement on Saturday.
The Democratic candidate went on to condemn the president’s approach to the pandemic, saying he has just “panicked and tried to wish it away”.
“President Trump is knowingly downplaying the severity of the virus. At virtually every turn, he has panicked and tried to wish it away, rather than doing the hard work to get it under control,” the former vice president said.
Clea Skopeliti17 October 2020 15:31
Kamala Harris wishes Hindu Americans ‘Happy Navratri’