President Donald Trump attempted to brand former Vice President Joe Biden as the candidate of “needless death” during a Friday night campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida.
“Biden is the candidate of endless wars and needless deaths,” Trump argued, as coronavirus fatalities continue to mount.
“The United States is in the midst of one of the most severe surges of the coronavirus to date, with more new cases reported across the country on Friday than on any other single day since the pandemic began,” The New York Times reported Friday.
“By that measure, Friday was the worst day of the pandemic, and health experts warned of a further surge as cold weather sets in. The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 has already risen 40 percent in the past month. Deaths have remained relatively flat but are often a lagging indicator,” the newspaper reported.
Our daily update is published. States reported a record high 1.3 million tests and 83k cases. There are currently 41k people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 916 deaths were reported. pic.twitter.com/OFBHR9rSNx
— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) October 23, 2020
Yet Trump argued it was actually Biden who is the candidate of death.
The President claims Joe Biden is the candidate of “needless death” pic.twitter.com/fAMDRKQcuf
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Biden has kept his focus on Trump’s response to the pandemic.
“In a speech in Wilmington, Del., Biden hardly mentioned the debate and instead talked about Trump’s handling of the contagion, saying, ‘The president quit on you,'” The Washington Post reported Friday. “Biden sought to steer the focus back to Trump’s handling of the pandemic, criticizing his suggestion that the country is ’rounding the corner’ as coronavirus cases spike across the nation. ‘If this is success, what’s a failure look like?’ Biden said.”
US lawmakers renew stimulus push as focus shifts to Biden
President-elect Joe Biden will present his economic team on Tuesday, as a bipartisan group of senators make a renewed push for another stimulus package to help the faltering US economy.
With Covid-19 cases spiking, the world's largest economy faces an uncertain outlook that Biden and his economic team led by nominee for Treasury secretary Janet Yellen will have to work to remedy.The diverse group, with women and minorities in key roles, will face millions in jobs losses and a rising wave of small businesses shutting their doors and major corporations laying off their workers.
Outgoing Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin agrees on the need for more federal help for workers left jobless and business battered by the pandemic.
‘Conjecture and musings’: Dem senator tears into Trump ‘election fraud’ witness at Michigan hearing
Michigan state Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) blasted former state Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) at an election fraud hearing on Tuesday.
At a state Senate Oversight Committee hearing, Colbeck suggested that there was a plot to use voting machines to steal the election from President Donald Trump.
For his part, Irwin noted that Trump had not requested a recount in Michigan.
"If you were on the losing end, much like, say, President Trump or candidate John James, would you have requested a recount?" the Democratic lawmaker asked.
"I've doubts with the integrity of the recount process," Colbeck replied. "So, I probably would not have done that."
Dem senator shames Steve Mnuchin to his face: ‘You’re leaving the country worse than you found it’
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Tuesday shamed Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for his decision to not extend the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facilities that were designed to keep the economy afloat during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Brown started off by giving Mnuchin a blunt assessment of the state of the economy that he will be handing off to his successor.
"Last week, 778,000 people filed for unemployment insurance," he said. "In October, 3.4 million homeowners were past due when their mortgages, many of them will run out of forbearance options by April. As many as 40 million renters will spend the holidays worrying that they will be evicted on January 1st if their government, if we don't do our job."