Biden news live: Latest updates as Trump says ex-VP has ‘put a lid on campaigning’

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Biden news live: Latest updates as Trump says ex-VP has ‘put a lid on campaigning’

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Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, speaks on Thursday

Democratic nominee Joe Biden was ridiculed by Donald Trump at a  campaign rally on Thursday for taking a day off from public speaking to prepare for their forthcoming debates, the president complaining: “He does a lid all the time [and] I’m working my a*** off”. 

Trump also alleged that the challenger would “take a big shot of something” prior to their head-to-head in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, which is being hosted by Fox News and moderated by Chris Wallace. 

Meanwhile, a Fox poll puts Biden ahead of Trump in the key states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada, where the president trails his rival by 11 points.

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President goes after ‘low energy’ candidate

Trump continued to pummel Biden on age grounds yesterday, saying now was not the time for a “low energy” leader as part of his ongoing insinuation that the candidate needs pharmaceutical assistance to appear invigorated on the campaign trail.

This line of attack appears to be tapping into fears shared privately by some Democrats.

Joe Sommerlad25 September 2020 09:58

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Trump trolls Biden and says ex-VP will take ‘big shot of something’ before their first debate

Democratic nominee Joe Biden was ridiculed by Donald Trump at a  campaign rally on Thursday for taking a day off from public speaking to prepare for their forthcoming debates, the president complaining: “He does a lid all the time [and] I’m working my a*** off”. 

The president also alleged in Jacksonville, Florida, that the challenger would “take a big shot of something” prior to their head-to-head in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, which is being hosted by Fox News and moderated by Chris Wallace. 

“Biden’s plan will crush Florida, my plan will crush the virus,” Trump blustered.

Yesterday, the president claimed on Fox News Radio that debate moderator Wallace  was “controlled by the radical left”, an absurd lie that, taken with this Biden allegation, reveals how far he is prepared to go to make excuses should he humiliate himself at the podium by claiming the Q&A was rigged.

Joe Sommerlad25 September 2020 09:49

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Hello and welcome to The Independent’s rolling coverage of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. 

Gino Spocchia25 September 2020 09:25

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