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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.

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