Donald Trump and Joe Biden hit the campaign trail after defying expectations with a civil debate as president starts breakneck run of rallies he believes can win him re-election and Democratic talks about COVID-19 and the economy
- President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden wil hit the campaign with just 11 days left before Election Day
- Trump and Biden surprised the country by pulling off a relatively civil second and final presidential debate Thursday night in Nashville
- The president will turn around and travel south again Friday, holding to rallies in his adopted home state of Florida
- Biden will stay close to home giving a speech on COVID-19 and the economy in Wilmington Friday and campaign in Pennsylvania Saturday
- Overall, Trump will hold six rallies through Sunday in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and New Hampshire
- Biden will have his surrogates, like Bernie Sanders, hold drive-in rallies and deploy celebrities including Cher and Lizzo
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will hit the campaign trail with just 11 days left before Election Day after surprising the country by pulling off a relatively civil second and final presidential debate.
Both men returned to Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware, respectively, at around 1 a.m. Friday, only to turn around and start campaigning again.
Trump will hold back-to-back rallies in the must-win state of Florida on Friday, while Biden will stay local and deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy from Wilmington.
President Donald Trump (right) and first lady Melania Trump (left) board Air Force One after Thursday night’s debate in Nashville. He’ll head back south Friday and hold back-to-back rallies in Florida
Joe Biden (left), with his wife Jill Biden (right), arrived back in Delaware around 1 a.m. Friday morning following the final presidential debate. He’ll give a campaign address Friday afternoon from Wilmington and campaign with Jill in Pennsylvania Saturday
The president is betting on his strategy of holding rally after rally to excite his base and turn them out, even though large, crowded, unmasked events are a medical no-no amid a pandemic.
During his interview with ’60 Minutes,’ Trump defended hosting potential ‘superspreader’ events by pointing out to Lesley Stahl that the events are outside and the campaign handed out masks.
He also claimed that many of his supporters wore those masks.
About a third of attendees generally wore masks at the rallies DailyMail.com attended last weekend and Monday.
‘But you look out and they’re not wearing them and you don’t say, “Please put on your masks,”‘ Stahl pointed out. ‘They love you, they would pay attention,’ Stahl urged.
President Donald Trump, speaking with reporters after Thursday night’s debate, has six rallies planned through Sunday in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and New Hampshire. He’ll also cast his ballot from Florida Saturday morning
Biden has been more wary of exposing supporters to COVID-19 and, in turn, has had to be creative when holding in-person campaign events.
The Democratic nominee has leaned heavily on drive-in-style rallies.
Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday and addressed a parking lot filled with cars – holding supporters – in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bernie Sanders, during a Pittsburgh are visit on Saturday, will headline one in Rankin, Pennsylvania alongside the state’s Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.
The former vice president and his wife Jill will campaign together on the other side of Pennsylvania Saturday, holding events in Bucks and Luzerne counties.
Trump, on Saturday, will take a multi-state tour.
He has rallies planned in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.
He’s spending Friday night in Florida and will cast his ballot there Saturday morning.
On Sunday, Trump will travel to New Hampshire – a state he barely lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016 – and hold a really there.
Biden will lean on some celebrity surrogates this weekend as well.
Lizzo is slated to hold two campaign events in the Detroit area on Friday, while Cher will speak with potential voters in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday and Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday.
Obama will continue stumping for Biden and head to Miami on Saturday.