The 2020 campaign has been like none other, with President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden effectively grounded from the campaign trail due to coronavirus social distancing regulations.
But the campaign has gone on, with both candidates using the media and technology to reach voters on the largest issues of the day, which largely means the coronavirus pandemic.
“Total deaths” and “job losses” are two issues that may haunt Trump’s reelection efforts.
But the Biden campaign is also drilling down by focusing on the lack of testing.
“There are nearly 330 million people in the United States — and according to the Trump White House, we’ve only conducted 5.4 million COVID-19 tests,” Biden posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
“It’s abysmal,” he noted.
“Donald Trump needs to scale up testing, and he needs to do it immediately,” Biden declared.
There are nearly 330 million people in the United States — and according to the Trump White House, we've only conducted 5.4 million COVID-19 tests. It's abysmal.
Donald Trump needs to scale up testing, and he needs to do it immediately.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 29, 2020
Trump White House ‘flailing’ because they see election slipping away: AP reporter
On Monday morning, MSNBC "Morning Joe" regular Jonathan Lemire claimed that Donald Trump's manic spree of ugly tweets aimed at his critics -- combined with White House attacks on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- shows that the president and his campaign are "flailing" because they know the election is likely lost.
With host Joe Scarborough asking, "What is going through the president's mind? What is his state of mind? Why does he seem even more unbalanced and unmoored today than he has over the past three and a half turbulent years?" Lemire stated the combination of the coronavirus pandemic with its mounting death toll and the collapsing economy is more than the president can handle.
Trump leveled on Morning Joe for spending Memorial Day weekend spewing nothing but ‘trash’
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" crew kicked off Memorial Day morning slamming Donald Trump for spending the weekend tweeting "disgusting" attacks on his critics, with one panelist saying if Trump was a relative, any family would step in.
After co-host Mika Brzezinski reading off a series of ugly tweets from the president that attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, she added, "Why do we read these? Why do we read these? Because everyone is freaking out about what Joe Biden said. They're doing, like, two to three minutes of coverage, extensive coverage."
Trump burned as ‘the least masculine’ president in modern times by Naval War College professor
President Donald Trump's supporters think of him as the ultimate alpha male, but a scathing op-ed in The Atlantic makes the case that he's "the least masculine man" to be elected president in modern history.
Tom Nichols, a conservative professor at the Naval War College in Rhode Island, writes that he is baffled that blue-collar white men continue to support Trump even as the president has whiny tantrums about being treated unfairly in the media.