Biden says Florida seniors 'expendable' for Trump
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.