Donald Trump and Joe Biden escalate their election campaigns – us presidential election


US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have intensified their ballot campaigns for the November 3 presidential elections, both on the ground and in the virtual domain, making a case before Americans as to why they must vote for them.

Trump, a Republican, is looking for re-election to the White House. Biden, 77, who has been a Senator for several decades and used to be a vice president right through the Obama Administration is urging his countrymen to put him in the Oval Office for a four-year-term beginning January 20, 2021.

On Friday, Trump addressed three rallies in battle ground States of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota which the president hopes to wrest from the Democrats after several decades. Biden, whose crusade has mostly been in the virtual domain, including through zoom calls, used to be also campaigning in three states of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Vice President Mike Pence used to be in Arizona, while Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris used to be making stops in Texas, a Republican bastion, which many political analysts say is in play this time. Along with this Trump’s circle of relatives members- daughters Ivanka and Tiffany and sons Eric and Donald J Trump Jr- were campaigning aggressively for their father in quite a lot of battle ground States.

So are Jill Biden, the former second lady and Dough Emhoff, husband of Kamala Harris, making a case for the Biden-Harris ticket. The Democrats whose campaigns, previously led by former presidents Barack Obama and Invoice Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were known for a grass root movement and ground game, have moved their crusade into the virtual domain. With no dearth of money that it raised in the final three months, the party has flooded the digital domain and air waves across the country with its campaigning, especially in the battle ground States. The few election rallies of the Biden campaigns are restricted to drive-in car rallies, that at times number a couple of hundred at the most, or a couple of dozen in person maintaining Covid-19 social distancing measures. The Biden crusade has described it as a responsible campaigning.

The Trump crusade says that the Bidens have not been ready to draw people towards their side and reflects a lackluster response from Americans. However, the Biden crusade has accused the Republican Party and Trump of being irresponsible by holding massive rallies which they say are super spreaders for the coronavirus. For the Republicans, President Trump is the star campaigner and the most efficient messenger. His rallies have been attracting large crowds on an average ranging between 15,000 to 25,000, which is thought of as to be a big number by American standards in the time of Covid-19. His rallies are full of energy and enthusiasm, with many of his supporters driving for hours and waiting at the venue to listen to their leader.

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In their election rallies, both Biden and Trump emphasise on one common point, urging people to come out and vote. The two leaders broadly use the first half of their speech by ripping apart the policies of their opponents and even launching a scathing personal attack. The second one half of their speech is devoted to presenting their vision and key policy elements of what their administrations will do, whether voted to power.

While both the Trump and Biden campaigns have a different pathway, the two leaders promise to create jobs, make the United States a manufacturing hub, address the challenges posed by China, and promise not to bring taxes for almost all of Americans. Both the campaigns argue that they have got the most efficient plan and it is just under them that the United States can keep its core values of liberty and freedom.

On Saturday, Biden would be joined by former president Barack Obama in Michigan. They’ll “discuss bringing Americans together to address the crises facing the country and winning the battle for the soul of the nation,” his crusade said on Friday. His running mate Harris would be in Florida, another battle ground State. Over the next three days, Trump, as per his crusade, is planning to address as many as 14 election rallies in key battle ground States. On Saturday, the president is carpet bombing key State of Pennsylvania with as many as four rallies in someday. On Sunday and Monday, his election rallies are in Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Iowa.

As of Friday, Trump’s final election rally used to be scheduled to be held at Grand Rapids in Michigan at 10.30 pm on Monday. Trump is known for adding more stops to his crusade at the final minute.

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