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Biden says halting virus will take hard work, as Trump stumps non-stop

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zaq

Oct 29, 2020, 16:53

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden depart the Delaware State Building after casting their ballots for the general election on October 28 in Wilmington, Delaware.


Democrat Joe Biden insisted on Wednesday he will tackle novel coronavirus from Day 1 if elected president but warned there is no magic "switch" to end the pandemic, as Donald Trump insisted he will still win easily and dismissed his opponent as a COVID-19 alarmist.

Less than a week before the decision day, Biden cast his presidential ballot in his home state of Delaware and met with health experts, as he fine-tuned his pandemic response plan, seeking to reassure voters that he would use science to fight the contagion.

"Even if I win it's going to take a lot of hard work to end this pandemic," the former vice president, who has a strong lead in opinion polls, said in Wilmington.

"I'm not running on a false promise of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch," he added. "But what I can promise you is this: We'll start on Day 1 by doing the right thing. We'll let science guide our decisions."

Biden, 77, continues to campaign cautiously ahead of next Tuesday, holding low-key events with small, socially distanced crowds that look nothing like the traditional scene in the closing days of a White House race.

On Saturday, Biden is to get some star power when he's joined on the stump in Michigan by Barack Obama, whom he served as vice president. It will be their first joint in-person appearance of the 2020 race, though Obama has been delivering strategically timed broadsides at Trump throughout.

Trump, by contrast, is finishing his campaign in an extreme test of endurance, with a final attempt to catch up both in swing states and also states that he won in 2016 yet now has to defend.

After rallying supporters in three states on Tuesday, Trump, 74, overnighted in a fourth — Nevada — then flew to Arizona for two more rallies.

On an airport tarmac in Bullhead City, Trump all but ignored the COVID-19 crisis and many supporters didn't bother with masks as they cheered his defiant insistence on a landslide victory on November 3, despite all the bad polls.

"It's going to be a great, great red wave," he boomed, referring to the Republican color.

"We love you! We love you!" the enthusiastic crowd chanted back.

At another rally in Goodyear, Arizona, Trump predicted he'd repeat his 2016 upset, saying "we're going to have an even bigger surprise in six days."

"The only thing I worry about is if they cheat with the ballots," he said, talking at length about his latest conspiracy theory that the US polls could be rigged — yet, as always, providing no evidence.

Under shadow of COVID-19

The pandemic has upended all aspects of American life and overshadowed the election, with polls showing it may well be the president's undoing as cases hit record levels in the US.

With many Americans fearing the risk of voting in crowded polling stations, a remarkable 74.7 million people have already cast their ballots.

Some 57.4 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's coronavirus response, while 39.8 percent approve, according to a poll average compiled by tracker FiveThirtyEight.com.

Biden has seized on that to build an impressive advantage in polls heading into the final week and looking to expand his state-by-state path to victory.

On Tuesday, Biden visited Georgia, traditionally Republican territory, and he has said he would travel to Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan in the race's closing days.

All are states that Trump won in 2016 but which are up for grabs this year.

Trump has repeatedly stressed that the US is "rounding the turn" on the pandemic, but figures do not bear that out: More than 227,000 Americans have died and daily case averages have risen.

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parcher

Poor old Dementia Joe recently pleaded with americans not to allow Bush another 4 years in office. His poor wife sitting next to him mumbled 'trump' before dementia joe realised his mistake...

One wonders if perhaps Joe is suffering from long covid as it does create brain fog....


gork

The poodle state seems to be headed for a second severe lockdown.

This is great for people such as myself who stopped playing by their rules decades ago. I've barely worked this century. Or as Ayn Rand put it, I shrugged. Already, petrol prices have started to head south.

I'm financially secure and have the prospect of becoming wealthy riding this handcart to hyperinflationary hell. By simply holding "cold, hard, golden cash" and again not playing by their rules, I even have a surplus to spend and I've run out of toys to buy off Alibaba.

Instead, only fools and horses work. Or as they say at Boeing, "clowns supervised by chimpanzees" and these clowns produce Boeing 737 MAX flying turds or Tesla self-crashing, self-immolating death-pods.

gork
laincoubert post time: 2020-10-30 18:49

Yes it is sad.

It no longer re-arranges posts according to the latest response. So there's a churn in the topics. Anything which is politically-sensitive soon gets pushed down the list.

emanreus
laincoubert post time: 2020-10-30 18:49

re: "Sad in away"


  Nothing sad about it.

All depends the camp you're in it...

BBS never had any +- friends to begin with...

   However; glad to see that uncle Sam is on the - side now...

laincoubert

WOW

China Daily BBS Forum has changed since I have been away


just had a few minutes spare to see what has been happening

Big changes here

Sad in away

gork

So now Biden joins the ranks of epidemiologists along with Jamie Dimon, Billy Gates and the FED!!!

Obviously, the lockdown in the bankrupt and insolvent, gangster run-thieved prison-state is to shift the blame for the collapse of the Great Satan quackonomy from the money-changers to Covid-19 and, in turn, China. This is despite it long having been said, by the likes of David P. Goldman and Gary North that the Jews would be blamed because (according to Goldman) they're the money-changers.

Whilst the Jews have re-invented themselves as part of the "alt-right", there are claims that war criminal, Giorgy Schwartz, is funding Black Lives Matter to provide the enemy and hence the current divided Amerika, where they Jews are on both sides.

BrianSA

Trying to follow this tangled web of an election, is wihout a doubt an absolute nightmare, it makes won wonder about the type of democractic process they have, which certainly cannot be understood by most of the people living there.

The virus problem wil not be solved easily, as they got it wrong in the beginning, they must now learn a hard lesson, maybe over the next two years or so, as for the virus origins I still suspect that they had some involvment in it

I dislike all Americans no matter who they are or what they do, I am not really interested how many get this virus in America, all I know is the less we have to do with these people, who's ancestors came from the cesspit of Europe at the end of the American Civil War to just before the outbreak of the First World War, they only represent 5% of the worlds population so a few less won't do any harm

GhostBuster

Either Trump or Biden, he will hit China hard or even below the belt!

US wants to be second to none power!

Destructive action and punitive measure against China will be unleashed without warning. This is ORDER OF THE JUNGLE!


GhostBuster

Trump not only just DISLIKE but HATE science! He failed in school. So, let him continue till he finishes out all science in US to show his unlimited power!