After sparring townhalls, Trump, Biden hit the campaign trail
WILMINGTON (US) – President Donald Trump and his rival candidate Joe Biden will hit the campaign trail on Friday by visiting three battleground states. This comes a day after the duo sparred from afar during town halls, which were beamed live.
As the presidential debate was called off in the wake of the president testing positive for coronavirus, it was replaced by the split-screen events. They highlighted the differences between the candidates’ approach to the campaign.
The president locked horns with moderator Samantha Guthrie on NBC and he refused to slam the conspiracy theory QAnon. He went on to claim that the presidential election is rife with fraud and also questioned the efficacy of masks in preventing the spread of the infection. On the other hand, Biden came up with policy-heavy answers and targeted his attack on the manner in which Trump handled the pandemic.
More than 18 million Americans have already cast their vote, which is more than the previous election, revealed a tracker at the US Elections Project at the University of Florida.
Louisiana will witness early voting on Friday after record turnout in competitive states of Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.
The president will visit Florida and Georgia, which are crucial to his chances of being re-elected. Biden will travel to two cities in Michigan, which is another battleground state.