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Biden, Trump duel in battleground states

Trump and Biden go all guns blazing with less than three weeks to go for the US Presidential Election.
Trump and Biden go all guns blazing with less than three weeks to go for the US Presidential Election.

US: US President Donald Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd Tuesday that he's fighting “Marxists” and “lunatics” while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden accused him in Florida, another key electoral state, of having treated Americans as “expendable” during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

With only 21 days until the November 3 election and badly down in the polls, Trump fired every lurid exaggeration about the Democrats and insult about Biden's mental state that he has in his arsenal.

“He is handing control to the socialists and Marxists and left-wing extremists,” Trump told the large, raucous crowd in Johnstown. “He can't stand up to the lunatics running his party.” Going even further on his long-running narrative that 77-year-old Biden is too frail for the presidency, Trump, 74, tweeted a crudely faked picture purporting to show Biden in a wheelchair, surrounded by elderly wheelchair-bound people in a room.  Biden recalled that Trump once remarked that the virus -- which has taken a particularly brutal toll among the elderly -- “infects virtually nobody.” “You are expendable, you are forgettable, you are virtually nobody. That's how he sees this,” said Biden, who, unlike Trump, wore a face mask throughout his remarks.  

- AFP