World News – CA – Biden says unit can ‘save’ US as Trump campaigns in Midwest


Joe Biden traveled to Hot Spring Town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced polio on Tuesday to declare the US is not too politically ill to weather its health and economic crises, pledging to be the unifying force that can « restore our soul and save this country »

The Democratic presidential candidate presented his closing argument with Election Day just a week away while attempting to launch the political offensive in Georgia, which failed to back a Democrat in the House Blanche since 1992 He has promised to be the president of all Americans, whatever their party, even as he said that « anger and suspicion are growing and our wounds are deepening. »

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As Biden worked to expand the electoral map in the south, President Donald Trump focused on the Democrats’ ‘blue wall’, declaring that it had flipped in 2016 – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – and has maintained a much busier travel schedule that drove him much more out of the country

During a cold and rainy rally in Michigan’s capital Lansing, Trump said Biden supported the North American Free Trade Agreement and China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, which he says are hurting the auto industry and other manufacturing industries in the state

« This election is about economic survival for Michigan, » the president said, saying the state’s economy was strong before the coronavirus pandemic hit. « Look what I did »

Trump also applauded Senate candidate John James – who may ultimately have a better chance of winning state than the president – while attacking the Michigan government Gretchen Whitmer for acting aggressively to shut down much of the state’s economy in order to slow the spread of the virus It even appeared to cast doubt on federal authorities who broke what they saw as a conspiracy aimed at kidnapping her, which Whitmer argued Trump’s « violent rhetoric » helped spark

« It was our employees who helped her solve her problem And we’ll have to see if it’s a problem Right? » Trump said « People have a right to say maybe it was a problem Maybe it wasn’t’ ’

Biden, even as he predicted the country could rise above politics, sued his electoral rival, again accusing Trump of screwing up the federal response to the pandemic which has seen new cases soar in many areas and not to deal with the economic fallout or combat the institutional racism and police brutality that sparked widespread protests

« The tragic truth of our time is that COVID has left a deep and lasting wound in this country, » Biden said, mocking Trump’s claims that the nation is turning a corner against the virus He accused the president of having « shrugged his shoulders He is swagger And he surrendered »

Venturing to Georgia was a sign of confidence on the part of Biden’s team, which is trying to stretch the electoral map and open more avenues to the 270 votes needed by the Electoral College The former vice president plans to travel to Iowa, which Trump took by 10 points in 2016, later in the week And his running mate, California Sen Kamala Harris, hits Arizona and Texas dark red

Besides Lansing, Trump was on his way to West Salem, Wisconsin First Lady Melania Trump was also on the road, making her first solo campaign trip of the year to Pennsylvania And Vice President Mike Pence was in North Carolina South, maintaining campaign schedule despite several caregivers testing positive for coronavirus last weekend There, Republican Sen Lindsey Graham is in a potentially tight re-election race

Hillary Clinton flirted with GOP territory in 2016, before losing traditional strongholds in the Democratic Midwest. But a senior Biden adviser dismissed the idea that the campaign was spreading too much, noting that the visit to the ‘Former Vice President follows weeks of paid advertising in Georgia and visits from Harris and candidate’s wife Jill Biden

Biden will also be visiting Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida in the coming days, where former President Barack Obama gave a speech in Orlando on Tuesday, saying Trump was only worried about the virus because he dominated media coverage

« He is jealous of the media coverage of COVID, » said Obama « If he had focused on COVID from the start, cases would not reach new records across the country this week »

Trump has expressed his displeasure that Fox News live-streamed his Democratic predecessor’s speech, complaining to reporters about it and tweeting that the network was « playing Obama’s footsteps, false speech for Biden »

In Atglen, Pa., Melania Trump said she felt « so much better now » just weeks after being diagnosed with the virus She criticized Biden’s « socialist agenda », hailed her husband as « a fighter » and also commented on the president’s use of social media

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« I don’t always agree with the way he puts it, » she said, drawing laughter from the crowd, « but it’s important to him that he speaks directly to people. that it serves « 

The Trumps left on their campaign trips at the same time, and the president gave the first lady a quick peck on the cheek before boarding separate planes

The president will also travel to Omaha, Nebraska, after a Sunday layover in Maine This anticipates a very slim constituency margin as both regions offer one electoral vote per congressional district

While Biden rarely travels to more than one state per day, the Republican president has maintained a lightning-fast schedule, focusing on his argument that he built a booming economy before the coronavirus pandemic left it upsets Trump plans 11 dizzying rallies in final 48 hours before polls close

His latest swing is also sort of a victory lap after the Senate on Monday approved Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to give the Tories a 6-3 advantage in the Supreme Court Trump has sought to use the vacancy created by the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to enliven conservative Evangelical and Catholic voters, although the fight against the high court has been overshadowed by concerns over the coronavirus with an increase in cases

Biden, meanwhile, hopes to lift Democrats’ candidacies for the Senate in Georgia and Iowa He was visiting Atlanta after his speech in Warm Springs, where Roosevelt sought treatment while ruling a nation that has passed through the Great Depression and WWII

“This place, Warm Springs, reminds us that although broken, each of us can be healed,” said Biden “As a people and a country we can beat a devastating virus That we can heal a suffering world That, yes, we can restore our souls and save our country « 

His appearance was meant to close his visit earlier this month to Gettysburg, Pa., when Biden used the site of the bloody Civil War battle to make a call to put the country ahead of the party. On Tuesday, he spoke of Roosevelt’s sensitivities to the New Deal to say he could harness the power of government to move the country forward

« If you give me the honor of being your president, let it go, » he said « Because we will act »

Weissert reported from Washington, Madhani from Lansing, Mich. Associate press editors Michael Rubinkam in Atglen, Pa., Bill Barrow in Atlanta and Kevin Freking in Washington contributed

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