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Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s behavior with Covid-19 while courting adult voters in a key state of Florida.
The Democratic presidential nominee told them that the president sees older people who are at greater risk in a pandemic as “costly.”
There are sharp political differences between the two Covid-19 candidates.
In Pennsylvania, President Trump told thousands of supporters that he felt like “Superman” after his treatment in Covid.
He tested positive for the virus on Oct. 1, spent three nights in hospital, and was cleared by doctors to return on the trail of the campaign over the weekend, holding his first rally in Florida on Oct. 12.
Battlefield states such as Florida and Pennsylvania are crucial to gathering the 270 votes of the electoral colleges needed to win the presidential election, which is not determined by a simple vote count across the country.
Polls suggest Joe Biden has a 10-point lead over Donald Trump nationally, but his lead in some key states is narrower. In Florida, the Democrat is ahead by 3.7 percentage points, according to average polls collected by Real Clear Politics.
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President Trump narrowly won Florida in 2016 as a result backed by voters. But the latest polls show that this time it is shifting among Republicans.
Joe Biden talks to a group of people at a community center for the elderly in South Florida, and social distancing measures have been introduced.
The event was in stark contrast to the president’s mass rally in Florida on Monday.
The Democratic candidate accused the president of rejecting the threat posed by the coronavirus to senior citizens.
He said: “You are a consumable, you can forget, you are practically nobody. This is how he sees adults. That’s how he sees you. ”
“The only senior Donald Trump seems to be interested in,” he said, adding.
Joe Biden also criticized President Trump for running “super-spreading parties with Republicans embracing without worrying about the consequences” while senior citizens can’t see their grandchildren. The recent White House event for the Supreme Court nominee resulted in several participants being positive for Covid.
Introducing Joe Biden at the Florida event, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said voters aged 65 and over would “swap elections in Sunshine State.”
Joe Biden, 77, and Donald Trump, 74, are the two oldest candidates in the US presidential race.
However, President Trump regularly mocks Joe Biden as an adult citizen who has no energy and is “sleepy.” On October 13, the president tweeted an image of Joe Biden as a wheelchair user and the words “Biden as a permanent resident,” meaning he has a nursing home.