Donald Trump in Nevada, his Democratic opponent Joe Biden in North Carolina: the two US presidential candidates traveled to key election states this Sunday before a crucial campaign week. As in 2016, Donald Trump is carrying out a frantic field campaign with several trips per day. Arriving Saturday night in Las Vegas, he mingled with hundreds of worshipers Sunday at an evangelical church in the city. Little practicing, the billionaire deposited several 20 dollar bills in the donation basket. He was then to speak to his supporters in Carson City, capital of Nevada, state where he is five points ahead of the former vice-president.
After attending Mass in Wilmington as well and praying at the grave of his son Beau, Joe Biden traveled to Durham, North Carolina. He called on his supporters not to wait until November 3 to vote, in particular the African-American electorate on whom he counts to win in this state where he is 2.7 points ahead of his opponent. “This nation is strong enough to honestly face systemic racism and provide safe streets for families and small businesses that are too often the most affected by looting and fires,” he said.
Biden ahead in the polls
Political veteran Joe Biden leads by nine percentage points in the national poll average. But above all, with a narrower margin, in states which can switch from one party to another at each election. While the two candidates are to meet Thursday in Nashville for the last presidential debate, the Trump camp has intensified its attacks in recent days. “Joe Biden is a corrupt politician, and everyone knows it,” the billionaire said on Twitter on Sunday.
At a meeting on Saturday in Michigan, another crucial state for the election, he called Joe Biden a “criminal” who represented “a risk to national security”. He also attacked the Democratic state governor, Gretchen Whitmer, who decreed severe restrictions to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as the crowd chanted: “Put her in jail.”
The coronavirus never far from the countryside
Gretchen Whitmer was targeted by a far-right group who planned to kidnap her and try her for “treason”. The individuals were arrested last week before they could complete their project. “It is incredibly disturbing” that the president “inspires, encourages and incites this kind of internal terrorism”, commented this Sunday on NBC Gretchen Whitmer. “People are frustrated with this governor and it has nothing to do with this attempted attack on her,” Laura Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, said on CNN, assuring that he was doing “absolutely nothing. to get people to threaten ”Gretchen Whitmer but that he was“ having fun ”.
The former vice-president also denounced Sunday the much criticized management of the pandemic by the White House, while according to him “the situation is worsening” in the United States, with more than 8 million positive cases and nearly 220,000 deaths. “The president knew as early as January how dangerous the virus was and he hid it in the country,” he said in Durham, after the revelations of a journalist according to which DonaldTrump had been warned at the end of January of the danger of pandemic.