Donald Trump participates in debate against rival, Democrat Joe Biden Image: Justin Sillivan / Getty Images / AFP
An energetic Joe Biden and a self-respecting Barack Obama accused, on Saturday, Donald Trump of having “failed completely” in managing the covid-19 pandemic, but the American president showed unwavering enthusiasm despite being far behind his rival in the polls, ten days before the elections.
Saturday was a campaign day marked by a rare intensity. The president performed three acts in other states, while Biden performed two after a six-day break and Obama conducted one more.
“This election is an election between a super recovery of Trump or a Biden depression, “said Trump in North Carolina in front of a convinced audience, highlighting its own recovery from covid-19 to promise a rapid economic recovery.
Overflowing with enthusiasm after having voted in advance in Florida – “by a guy named Trump”he said,” he later participated in an act in Ohio, before going to Wisconsin at night, two extremely important states for the November 3 elections.
Research points to an average of eight points of advantage for Biden at the national level, but that gap is narrowing in key states.
The Republican tycoon appears to be regaining some ground in Florida, a state that holds 29 of the 270 necessary electoral votes and which he cannot lose if he wants to be reelected.
– “The worst day” – “In ten days, we will win in this great state and we will occupy the White House for another four years”, said the president in Ohio, recalling his surprising victory in that state in 2016, against the forecast of the polls .
“This is the presidency of Trump”said Joe Biden, who resumed campaigning after a pause, this time in his home state of Pennsylvania, a state that contributed to the current president’s victory four years ago.
The 77-year-old Democratic candidate, who conducts his campaign with breaks and limits his contact with the crowd for health reasons, organized two acts in a “drive-in” format.
“Yesterday was the worst day we had, but again on Thursday night, during the debate, Donald Trump said and keeps saying that we are at the end of the tunnel, that [o vírus] is going and that we will learn “to live with him, said the former vice president.
“He still doesn’t have a plan,” he said.
“I told him that we are not learning to live with the virus, but that he is asking us to die with it.”
The former vice president of Barak Obama has the support of the first black president of the United States, who on Saturday held his own drive-in in Florida, a state he won in 2008 and 2012.
Very popular with Democrats and exhibiting his ability in public acts, Obama did not forgive his successor.
“This pandemic would have been difficult to manage for any president,” but “the idea that this White House has done anything more than being completely wrong is absurd.”
“Donald Trump it will not protect us right now. He can’t even take the most basic precautions to protect himself, “he said.
“They needed to go to Obama” and “only 42 people attended” to the act, he scoffed Trump, who does not hesitate to organize larger acts with few preventive measures against coronavirus.
“We have thousands, tens of thousands of people,” he said.
The president promised to start carrying out five campaign acts every day in this last phase of the campaign.
Like more than 55 million people who have cast their vote in advance, the billionaire fulfilled his civic duty earlier on Saturday morning at a library in West Palm Beach, near his Mar-a-Lago home, the tax residence. since he left New York, where he was booed four years ago when he went to vote.