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Bi­den says Florida se­niors 'ex­pend­able' for Trump

- US Elections · U.S. News · US Politics · Politics · Elections · Joe Biden · Florida · Donald Trump · Pennsylvania · Shaquille O'Neal

US Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Joe Bi­den has crit­i­cised Don­ald Trump’s han­dling of COVID-19, while court­ing el­derly vot­ers in the key bat­tle­ground state of Florida.

He told them that the pres­i­dent saw se­niors, who have been more at risk in the pan­demic, as “ex­pend­able”. There are sharp pol­icy dif­fer­ences between the two can­di­dates on COVID-19.

In Penn­syl­va­nia, Mr Trump told thou­sands of sup­port­ers he felt like “Su­per­man” af­ter his COVID treat­ment.

The pres­i­dent tested pos­i­tive for the virus on 1 Oc­to­ber, spent three nights in hos­pi­tal and was cleared by doc­tors to re­turn to the cam­paign trail at the week­end.

He has a packed rally sched­ule this week, and on Tues­day in Penn­syl­va­nia made a pitch to women in sub­urbs - a key vot­ing de­mo­graphic.

“Sub­ur­ban women, will you please like me?” he said. “I saved your damn neigh­bour­hood.”

Bat­tle­ground states like Florida and Penn­syl­va­nia are cru­cial for gath­er­ing the 270 elec­toral col­lege votes needed to win the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, which is not de­ter­mined by a sim­ple count of votes na­tion­wide.

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