Two weeks is all that separates our great nation from one of the most fraught elections in modern history, or perhaps even our nation’s entire story.
The matchup has been billed as Trump virus the Washington establishment, which is being played this year by long-time public servant Joe Biden and his running mate, a hard-nosed prosecutor and Senator Kamala Harris.
Now, in this late hour, President Trump is turning up the heat and lashing out at his political and press enemies.
President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day
On the third day of a western campaign swing, Trump was facing intense pressure to turn around his campaign, hoping for the type of last-minute surge that gave him a come-from-behind victory four years ago. But his inconsistent message, the newly rising virus cases and his attacks on experts like Fauci could undermine his final efforts to appeal to voters outside his most loyal base.
Trump’s team still believes that victory is possible.
“We’re going to win,” he told campaign staff on a morning conference call from Las Vegas. He went on to acknowledge: “I wouldn’t have told you that maybe two or three weeks ago,” referring to the days when he was hospitalized with COVID-19.
Seeking to shore up the morale of his staff, Trump blasted his government’s own scientific experts as too negative, even as his handling of the pandemic that has killed nearly 220,000 Americans remains a central issue to voters.
“People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots,” Trump said of the government’s top infectious disease expert. “Every time he goes on television, there’s always a bomb. But there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him. But Fauci’s a disaster.”
Trump would also say on Monday that Joe Biden is a “criminal”, and so, too, were members of the media for the lack of attention they’ve paid to allegations made against Hunter Biden in a controversial report from the New York Post.
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