Tag: Florida

Trump, Biden in competing town halls with president in uphill battle

by Michael Mathes with Eleonore Sens in Des Moines Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will participate in duelling town halls Thursday instead of clashing face-to-face in their second debate, as the US president seeks to jolt his struggling campaign 19 days before the election. The...

Biden, Trump duel in battleground states 21 days from election

by Jerome Cartillier with Sebastian Smith in Washington President Donald Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd Tuesday that he’s fighting “Marxists” and “lunatics” while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden accused him in Florida, another key electoral state, of having treated Americans as “expendable” during the Covid-19...

New lockdowns from China to Europe as virus trials stumble

by Patrick MARKEY with AFP bureaus As Europe imposed new restrictions to try to stall a surging second wave of the novel coronavirus, hopes for vaccines to rapidly provide relief suffered a blow Tuesday with the suspension of two clinical trials in the United States. China...

There are shy Trump voters but Biden has a big lead

A year ago, President Donald Trump was not trailing with a big margin against his opponents. But now, less than a month before the elections, Joe Biden has a massive lead over Trump. However, some observers are saying it is hard to...

Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

by Sebastian Smith Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by Covid-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election. “I went...

Mr ‘immune’ Trump back on campaign trail with a roar

by Sebastian Smith Immune to Covid! Stronger than Joe Biden! Superman? Not quite, but Donald Trump wants America to know he’s back. “Here we are!” he cried with a triumphant roar — made slightly hoarse by his bout with Covid-19 — at the opening of a...

China tests entire city for virus as WHO slams herd immunity idea

by Beiyi Seow, with AFP Bureaus China rushed Tuesday to test an entire city of nine million within days after a minor coronavirus outbreak, as the WHO warned that letting the pathogen run free to achieve herd immunity was “scientifically and ethically problematic”. The virus is...

Claiming Covid-19 immunity, Trump hits the election trail again

by Jerome CARTILLIER US President Donald Trump will launch a campaign marathon Monday, holding rallies in three key swing states over the next few days as his White House race against surging rival Joe Biden enters its critical final weeks. The Republican leader will hold a...

Dr Anthony Fauci calls White House event ‘superspreader’; Donald Trump to resume campaigning

India, Oct. 11 -- Dr Anthony Fauci, the top infectious-disease expert in the US, said on Friday that an event hosted by the White House last month was a "superspreader" as a number of attendees tested positive for Covid-19, including some US senators and...

Biden slams Trump over reassuring remarks on Covid-19

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden on Monday castigated Donald Trump for saying Americans should not be afraid of Covid-19 or let it “dominate your life,” even after the president tested positive for coronavirus. “I saw a tweet he did, they showed me, he said...