WILMINGTON – US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden have focused on the so-called “swing” states, whose voters are expected to determine the outcome of the November 3 presidential election.
At the start of the critical week, candidate headquarters focused on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
“The corrupt political class is desperate to regain power by any means necessary,” Trump said Monday night in Sanford, Florida. “We are standing in their way.”
Trump accused Biden of being controlled by “radical globalists” and that he handed control of the Democratic Party to “socialists, Marxists and left-wing extremists.”
It was the first presidential campaign rally since his hospitalization for COVID-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus.
During the course of treatment, Trump was prescribed an experimental, difficult to manufacture and expensive cocktail of antibodies, as well as an intravenous antiviral drug, currently approved for emergency use only.
“Everyone will receive the same treatment,” he said.
“I feel so strong. I can enter this audience, ”said Trump, the incumbent Republican president, who announced that he had developed immunity to the virus.
As the presidential plane flew to Florida, the White House released a memo from President Sean Conley’s attending physician, which said Trump’s coronavirus tests had tested negative for two days in a row, but did not specify the dates on which the tests were conducted.
Doctors concluded that “the president is not contagious to those around him,” said Conley, who accompanied Trump to Florida on Monday.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Ohio on Monday.
Ohio was also visited by former Democrat vice president Joe Biden.
“The blinders were falling off the Americans,” Biden said in a speech to auto union members in Toledo, who sat in their cars listening to him. “They saw what a combination of pandemic, economic crisis, racial inequality we were facing, and what was happening internationally. They are ready to go. They know we need to change. “
Later that day, Biden spoke in Cincinnati, where he spoke about almost 215,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the country and projections that another 200,000 could die by the end of January, “and this is all because the president is worried about only one thing – the stock market because he refused to follow science. “
Biden will travel to Florida on Tuesday and Trump will hold a rally in Pennsylvania.