US Presidential Elections 2020 LIVE news updates: US President Donald Trump Monday resumed campaigning with his first post recovery rally in Florida, where he appeared without a face mask and said that he felt “powerful” after recovering from the coronavirus. Trump tossed out masks to the crowd as he entered the airport rally in Sanford and said, “I went through it now. They say I’m immune. I feel so powerful.”
Thousands of people were present without any social distancing measures or face coverings. Trump’s return to his campaign rallies kicked off a three-week sprint to Election Day, as new polls showed him losing more ground to Joe Biden in two battleground states that could decide the Nov. 3 contest.
The Republican President plans to start his leg of campaigning post recovering from the virus with Florida on Monday, Pennsylvania on Tuesday and Iowa on Wednesday. Trump’s testing positive on October 2 has reinforced the election focus on the pandemic and centred debate around the incumbent president’s response in handling the same.
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Saturday said “the only way” he could lose to Trump was through “chicanery,” before clarifying that he will accept the election result. Biden who has been targeting swing states in the final weeks encouraged voters in Pennsylvania, telling them “make sure to vote because the only way we lose this is by the chicanery going on relative to polling places.