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Weekend Reads In the home stretch, Trump and Biden fight over Florida

14:55  30 october  2020
14:55  30 october  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

Are the American media too soft on Joe Biden?

 Are the American media too soft on Joe Biden? © CHIP SOMODEVILLA Joe Biden answers questions from journalists in New Castle, October 13, 2020 in Delaware Polite questions, tendency to restraint, rare criticism of a campaign with restricted access: Joe Biden is less heckled by journalists than Donald Trump, recognize several media specialists, some justifying this shift by the methods they consider dangerous of the Republican president.

Donald Trump, Joe Biden, présidentielle © Provided by Le Point Donald Trump, Joe Biden, presidential

Two rooms, two atmospheres. Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigned, Thursday, October 29, in Florida, a key state where the Democratic candidate has stepped up attacks on the management of Covid-19 by the president, behind in the polls, who has he touted the latest growth figures. Two styles of candidates, two campaign strategies, two radically different approaches to the coronavirus epidemic: the inhabitants of the "Sunshine State" attended a concentrate of this 2020 campaign.

Much more behind than his opponent, Joe Biden , 77, who has hardly left his small town of Wilmington, in Delaware , highlighted the need to lead by example in the face of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. "Donald Trump once again held an ultra-propagative event here," denounced the American vice-president Thursday evening in the rain in Tampa, twenty minutes from the place where Donald Trump had spoken a few hours earlier.

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“It spreads more than just the coronavirus, it spreads division and discord. We need a president who will bring us together, ”he continued. Wearing a mask, respecting barrier gestures, "this is not a political position, it is a patriotic duty!" ”He exclaimed, in front of a few hundred people who attended this meeting in“ drive-in ”, from their car. "I will put in place a plan to manage this pandemic responsibly, unite the country on tests, tracing of contact cases and masks", added the ex-right arm of Barack Obama , before the downpour does not cut short his speech.

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Record of new cases of contamination

United States are experiencing an upsurge in the epidemic. They recorded more than 90,000 new cases between Wednesday and Thursday, a new record, according to a count from Johns Hopkins University. In contrast, Donald Trump, 74, is now openly ulcerated by the too much attention paid, to his liking, to this virus which has killed more than 228,000 people in the United States.

Canada quietly prepares for the possible challenges of a Biden presidency

  Canada quietly prepares for the possible challenges of a Biden presidency Joe Biden dropped in on Ottawa back in December 2016 — just a month before becoming the former U.S. vice president — to salute a Canadian-American relationship that would soon be tested by Donald Trump. "The partnership between Canada and the United States is among the most robust, most complex and most important in the world," Biden told premiers and Indigenous leaders as his host, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sat by his side. "We are deeply"The partnership between Canada and the United States is among the most robust, most complex and most important in the world," Biden told premiers and Indigenous leaders as his host, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sat by his side. "We are deeply interconnected in every way.

The American president, who mobilizes large crowds wherever he goes, most often not concerned with wearing a mask and physical distancing, makes the size of these gatherings his main campaign asset and mocks his opponent at the slightest opportunity. , incapable, according to him, of arousing such enthusiasm.

Melania Trump presents alongside her husband

"In five days, we will win Florida, we will win four more years!" "Donald Trump launched from Tampa, wearing a red" Make America Great Again "cap. Rare fact: he was accompanied by his wife Melania, who made a short speech. “A voice for President Trump is a voice for a better America,” she said, sunglasses on.

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The American president praised the increase, announced the same morning, of 33.1% of the gross domestic product in the third quarter (in rhythm annualized). "So happy that this fantastic GDP figure came out before November 3," he tweeted earlier. But this number, as spectacular as it is, comes after an equally historic plunge of 31.4% in the spring. It was also mainly supported by the generous aid paid by the federal government in response to the pandemic, and most of which have now ended.

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We left Trump with a strong economy.

Wearing his famous "Aviator" glasses Joe Biden, however, also attacked the economic record of the Republican billionaire, one of his strengths in the polls. "We have left Donald Trump with a solid economy," he said in an afternoon rally at the site of a university north of Miami. “And like everything he inherited, he squandered it.

Struggling in Wisconsin and Michigan, two states he won extremely narrowly in 2016 against Hillary Clinton , Donald Trump cannot afford to lose Florida as well if he wants to hope for a second term . A victory for Joe Biden in this large Southeast state, where the results are expected to be announced early enough on the evening of November 3, could quickly end the suspense of election night. However, the two septuagenarians are neck and neck in this state which represents 29 votes in the electoral college, out of the 270 necessary to win the White House.

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