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US Elections 2020 Live updates: Biden worst candidate in history of American presidential politics, says Trump

US Presidential Election 2020 LIVE news updates: "Biden has made a corrupt bargain in exchange for his party's nomination. He's handed control to the socialist, the Marxist, and the left-wing extremists. And you know that," Trump said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 23, 2020 11:48:48 am
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US Presidential Elections 2020 LIVE news updates:  US President Donald Trump described his presidential challenger Joe Biden as ‘the single worst candidate in the history of America’, referring to a few recent gaffes of the Democratic leader. Republican incumbent Trump, 74, and challenger Biden, 77, are locked in a close contest for the November 3 elections.

“I’m running against the single worst candidate in the history of American presidential politics and you know what that does? That puts more pressure on me. Can you imagine if you lose to a guy like this?” Trump told his supporters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Prime Minister said Tuesday that it will be disastrous for his people and the world at large if President Donald Trump wins re-election next month. Speaking remotely to European lawmakers, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the last four years of the Trump administration have greatly harmed the Palestinians.

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22:28 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Substantial majority of Indian-Americans continue to support Democrats: Survey

Indian-Americans continue to be strongly attached to the Democratic Party, with little indication of a shift towards the Republican Party, a latest survey of the community in the US said on Wednesday.

As many as 72 per cent of the registered Indian-American voters plan to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, while 22 per cent intend to vote for incumbent Republican Donald Trump, three per cent will support a third-party candidate, and three per cent do not intend to vote at all, according to the survey.

20:35 (IST)14 Oct 2020
WATCH: How the US election is playing out in Russia

18:48 (IST)14 Oct 2020
WATCH: More than 10 million Americans cast early votes

18:25 (IST)14 Oct 2020
First lady unseen as Trump restarts campaign after COVID-19

President Donald Trump and his wife received their positive COVID-19 tests on the same day. He's already returned to campaigning, but there's been no public sighting yet of the first lady.

Melania Trump last provided a health update over a week ago after saying her symptoms were mild, and the White House has not indicated when she will make her next public appearance.

What role she will play in the campaign's final weeks remains an open question as Trump embarks on a schedule of daily rallies through the Nov. 3 election. What role she will play in the campaign's final weeks remains an open question as Trump embarks on a schedule of daily rallies through the Nov. 3 election.

15:06 (IST)14 Oct 2020
China, far left 'desperate' for Biden's win: Trump

China and the far left are "desperate" for Joe Biden''s win as the Democratic presidential candidate will "surrender" jobs to China, President Donald Trump said as he returned to the battleground State of Pennsylvania after being treated for COVID-19. In his first political rally in Pennsylvania, which sends 20 electoral college votes, after he was tested positive for COVID-19, Trump on Tuesday hit hard at his political opponent, alleging that the former vice president is known for "surrender".

“Biden will eliminate tariffs on China. He''s already said he''s going to take the tariffs off China. There goes your steel industry. There goes your aluminum industry. There goes everything. Allowing them to plunder without consequence,” he said, addressing thousands of his supporters in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

“The one constant in Biden''s platform is surrender. He surrenders. He surrenders, whether it''s China, whether it''s Cuba. How about Cuba? How about the deal they made with Cuba? How bad was that one? I ended it,” he said.

“That''s why both China and the far left are desperate for a Biden win because he will surrender our jobs to China. China will own the US if that sleepy guy gets the position, okay,” Trump said.

22:55 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Biden says Obama is 'doing enough' for campaign

Joe Biden says former President Barack Obama “will be out on the trail” and is “doing well.”
The Democratic nominee did not offer more details but told reporters Tuesday ahead of a campaign trip to Florida that he thinks Obama is “doing enough” for the campaign. Biden mentioned his service as Obama''s vice president often during the Democratic primaries but has not emphasized those ties as frequently as he makes his closing arguments against President Donald Trump.

Obama delivered a blistering critique of Trump during the Democratic National Convention in August, and he''s headlined large grassroots fundraisers for Biden and Democrats this year.

But the 44th president has not otherwise been a frequent campaign presence during the coronavirus pandemic, which has curtailed in-person campaigning for Democrats'' surrogates.

21:03 (IST)13 Oct 2020
WATCH: Where does Trump’s Arab-Israeli deal leave the Palestinians?

19:41 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Palestinian premier: God help us if Trump wins re-election

The Palestinian prime minister has said it will be disastrous for his people and the world at large if President Donald Trump wins re-election next month. Speaking remotely to European lawmakers, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the last four years of the Trump administration have greatly harmed the Palestinians.

"If we are going to live another four years with President Trump," he said, God help us and the whole world, Shtayyeh said on Monday. The comments were posted on his Facebook page. The Palestinians have traditionally refrained from taking an explicit public position in American presidential elections.

Shtayyeh's comments reflected the sense of desperation on the Palestinian side after a series of US moves that have left them weakened and isolated. The Palestinians severed ties with Trump after he recognised contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital in late 2017 and subsequently moved the American Embassy to the holy city.

18:23 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Bipartisan Christian group forms super PAC to oppose Trump

Buoyed by massive fundraising success, Democratic Senate candidates are mounting a push in Republican states that few would have thought possible just a few months ago, placing continued GOP control of the chamber at risk. In South Carolina, Sen. Lindsey Graham's challenger, Democrat Jaime Harrison, shattered fundraising records when he announced on Sunday a USD 57 million haul for the quarter that ended in September.

MJ Hegar in Texas reported raising over USD 13 million during the same period for her race against Republican Sen. John Cornyn. In deep-red Kentucky, Amy McGrath has posted strong fundraising numbers against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In Mississippi, Mike Espy reported raising USD 4 million in his rematch against Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

The windfall speaks to the energy coursing through a restive Democratic base that hopes not only to oust President Donald Trump, but also to flip control of the Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 majority. That will be key for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to enact his agenda, if he wins. But the flood of money flowing to high-profile Senate candidates is so large, it's not at all clear the recipients will have time to spend it.

17:13 (IST)13 Oct 2020
WATCH: Can the Democrats win the Senate?

16:31 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Nikki Haley slams Biden, Harris for their policies

Popular Republican politician Nikki Haley has hit out at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for being a "status quo" on China and wanting to revive the Iran nuclear deal while accusing his running mate and Senator Kamala Harris for advancing the leftist agenda. Indian-American Haley, 48, had so far refrained from publicly criticising 55-year old Harris, has now come out in open against the California Senator's policies, which the former US Ambassador to the UN said was reflective of Harris' leftist agenda.

"Harris pledged to repeal the 2017 tax cut and invest in the American people, revealing the left's fundamental philosophy that government is better equipped to spend people's money than the people themselves," she said in a tweet.

Haley is one of the most popular Republican politicians in the US after Trump and is seen as party's potential presidential candidate in 2024. The two-term Governor of South Carolina, Haley was the first Cabinet-ranking Indian-American in any presidential administration. Supporting Trump in his re-election, Haley also slammed Biden and Harris for their foreign policy views on issues like Iran and climate change issues.

"While Biden and Harris want to revive the Iran nuclear deal, pouring billions of dollars into a terrorist regime, the Trump administration withdrew from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal & eliminated one of the world's most dangerous terrorist masterminds 'a move that Biden opposed' she said.

16:25 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Trump, Biden try to line up by Fauci as they court voters

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are both looking to harness the credibility of America’s best-known infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, as they make their case to American voters.

Trump is quoting him out of context, the doctor says.

Biden, for his part, is eagerly promising to seek Fauci’s advice if elected. (Read more here)

 US President Donald Trump is no longer considered a coronavirus transmission risk to others as he has been fever-free for over 24 hours, his White House physician informed Saturday night.  “The assortment of advanced diagnostic tests obtained reveal there is no longer evidence of actively replicating virus,” Conley wrote. “In addition, sequential testing throughout his illness has demonstrated decreasing viral loads.”

The second presidential debate was formally canceled late Friday after President Donald Trump refused to participate in a virtual event, the latest sign of the upheaval that the coronavirus has wrought on the 2020 campaign.

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