Trump and Biden’s Final Attempt to Win the Swing State

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Both Presidential candidates visited Florida, a swing state, as they tried to have a better edge in this crucial battleground who have the highest electoral college votes.

Trump and Biden will hold their campaign rally in Tampa, Florida as they encourage voters to turn out votes for them. Although both rallies were held in the same state, they had shown stark contrasts as President Trump’s supporters flouted mask and crammed into stands. Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s supporters can be seen cheering from their cars and practicing social distancing.

At a crammed rally in Tampa, Florida last Thursday, President Trump spoke before hundreds of supporters who cheered and shouted in close proximity. This happened amidst the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

On the other hand, Joe Biden also hosted a rally in Florida last Thursday where he stopped first at a drive-in rally located at Broward College in Coconut Creek. Compared to the supporters of President Trump, the fans of Joe Biden filled the venue with more than 100 cars as they cheered in their cars masked up and practiced social distancing. 

However, Biden’s campaign rally was cut short after a shower turned into a torrential downpour and Joe Biden has whisked off the stage. 

Biden later hosted a second socially distanced rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa at 6.30 pm. But the event was cut short around an hour in after a brief shower turned in a torrential downpour, and Biden was whisked off the stage.

In the past few months, Joe Biden also held fewer in-person rallies and events and instead opted to do virtual gatherings due to the spike of coronavirus cases. 

President Trump once again accused Joe Biden and his family of being criminals

In the speech made by President Trump in his campaign rally in Florida, he once again accused Joe Biden and his family of being criminals. This leads his fans to chant “lock him up” and “four more years.”

In addition to this, the President also touched on the topic of lockdown by saying that “Joe Biden’s plan is to deliver punishing lockdowns, he’s going to lock you down,” As he promised his supporters that the country would come back from the crisis that the pandemic has brought. The President further stated, “You know the bottom line, though? You’re gonna get better,”

President Trump: Joe Biden “will open the floodgate to radical Islamic terrorism”

In his speech at Tampa Florida, President Trump also said that “horrifying terror attacks” like what happened in France, will be carried out across the United States if Joe Biden will be elected as President. 

The President also added that Joe Biden wants to terminate the travel bans that are being imposed and there will be a surge of refugees that would go in the country who are from the “most dangerous places in the world.” President Trump stated, “He will open the floodgate to radical Islamic terrorism – and you saw three [weeks] ago what happened the beheading in France, and today it happened again”

He then offered his warm regards to the French President, Emmanuel Macron before going back to Biden and emphasizing that these kinds of horrifying attacks could be common under Joe Biden’s administration. 

On the other hand, Joe Biden denigrated how the President is handling the coronavirus pandemic by saying that “Donald Trump has waved the white flag, abandoned our families and surrendered to this virus”

Biden also pledged to listen to medical experts and science in addressing how to tackle the virus. He also stressed that he is not going to shut down the country contrary to what the President claims. 

Joe Biden was quoted saying, “I am not going to shut down the economy. I am not going to shut down the country. But I am going to shut down the virus.”

In Joe Biden’s second campaign rally in Tampa, he once again renewed his criticism on how President Trump is handling the pandemic. He also criticized the President’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Moreover, Joe Biden also criticized how the President held a rally in Florida without following social distancing protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. “Trump just had a superspreader event here again,”