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COVID-19 cases are surging in key swing states — and Biden’s campaign plans to make Trump pay: report

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COVID-19 cases are surging in many key swing states, including Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina.

Axios reports that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is now planning to make President Donald Trump pay for these surges by attacking him for acting like the pandemic is over.

The Biden campaign is giving instructions to surrogates to hammer Trump for his COVID-19 response by pointing to all the places that have seen cases surge after the president pushed them to reopen.

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“Donald Trump profoundly failed our nation by refusing to act on countless warnings from his own experts and from Joe Biden as the coronavirus outbreak spread around the world,” Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield tells Axios. “Trump’s lack of a coherent response to the worst public health crisis in generations has cost almost 115,000 Americans their lives, triggered historic job losses, and thrown our nation into chaos.”

Bedingfield also slammed Trump for still not enacting any kind of test-and-trace program for COVID-19 hotspots, which has only ensured that the disease is spreading unchecked.

“[I]nstead of finally doing his job and helping the country safely reopen, the virus is resurgent in nearly 20 states and the president is AWOL without a plan while still not rushing to give states the testing, contact tracing, and other resources they need to get this under control and repair the terrible damage his incompetence has wrought on our economy,” she said.


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Brad Parscale mocked over demotion: ‘Apparently there is a limit to how much you can grift’

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced on Facebook that campaign manager Brad Parscale has been demoted, after several months of a reportedly rocky relationship and frustration from the president over his sinking poll numbers.

Commenters on social media buried Parscale in mockery over the news.

Irony: Brad Parscale just got demoted on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/HZ2jWVS5iJ

— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 16, 2020

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‘No silver lining, no encouraging trend for the president’: Pollster explains how Joe Biden is beating Trump by 15 points

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A polling analyst for the highly-regarded Quinnipiac Poll explained how former Vice President Joe Biden is beating President Donald Trump in the latest survey by a whopping 15 points.

"Independents are a key factor behind Biden's widening lead as they now back him 51 - 34 percent, while in June, independents were split with 43 percent for Biden and 40 percent for Trump," Quinnipiac reports. "There is also some movement among Republicans as they back Trump 84 - 9 percent, compared to 92 - 7 percent in June. Democrats go to Biden 91 - 5 percent, little changed from 93 - 4 percent in June. "

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2020 Election

Oklahoma governor tests positive for COVID-19 weeks after attending Trump’s Tulsa rally

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