US President Donald Trump is taking a tour of five swing states this week, starting on Tuesday from Florida and North Carolina, hoping that his promises of an anti-Covid-19 vaccine and a rapid economic recovery will soon put his election campaign back on track.
Swing states is the term given to states in the United States that do not contain a republican or democratic political majority.
Eight weeks before the presidential elections, opinion polls show that Democratic candidate Joe Biden has advanced by a large margin over his nationwide Republican rival, and by a narrower but steady margin in states that tend to swing between the two parties and which play a decisive role in the close election race.
After the Tuesday tour, Trump will head to Michigan on Thursday, and at the weekend to Nevada.
On Friday, Trump and Biden will be in Pennsylvania to commemorate the September 11 attacks at the “Flight 93” National Monument in Shanksville.
It was not clear whether the two candidates would commit to a brief truce to participate together in a ceremony honoring the passengers who died after they attacked their plane hijackers on September 11, 2001, which led to the crash of the ill-fated plane in a field.
On Wednesday, Biden, who is in Pennsylvania, where he celebrated Labor Day on Monday, will travel to Michigan, while his deputy, Kamala Harris, will travel to Florida, while his wife will visit the state of Minnesota, which Trump is striving to win over his voters in the November 3 maturity, knowing that in 2016 they were granted a majority Their votes for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
In recent weeks, Trump has spared no effort in attacking Biden, describing him as a “stupid” and a puppet of revolutionary socialists, considering that the acts of violence interspersed with anti-racism protests sometimes are a harbinger of the Democrats’ chaos.
“The suburban voters are flocking to the Republican Party because of the violence in cities and states run by the Democrats,” twitted on Tuesday.
If Biden (to the presidency) arrives, this violence will quickly reach the suburbs.
Trump repeated one of his campaign slogans: “You will say goodbye to your American dream”.
On the other hand, Trump says that an anti-Coronavirus vaccine is imminent and that this matter can be achieved on the eve of maturity and promises to be “the greatest economic year in the country’s history”.
Trump used to be in the headlines during his presidential term, turning the White House into a boring media look.
However, with the due date approaching, it appears that the Republican candidate is losing his dominance in the media scene.
Covid-19 has deprived him of his favorite platform in the rallies, and it is no longer useful to give titles to his opponents, especially his opponent, who calls him “sleepy atmosphere”.
Last week, Trump dealt with a bad news series that he seemed unable to contain.
The Atlantic newspaper quoted unnamed sources, accusing Trump of repeatedly denigrating the soldiers who fell in wars, describing them as “failers” and “bastards” in a report whose repercussions still interact despite the efforts of the White House to undermine the newspaper’s credibility.
“The Democrats and the disinformation media have launched a major disinformation campaign like no other,” a tweet he posted on Tuesday, a new indication that he still considers the report to be harmful to him.
“They will say anything, along with their recent lies about me and the army, hoping that it will succeed,” the US President said.
In addition to this, his former lawyer Michael Cohen stated in his book “Deselwell”, which is a new chapter in chapters that former Trump associates revealed information that could harm the Republican candidate.
But Cohen’s credibility is being challenged after he admitted that he lied to Congress over the issue of a real estate deal with Moscow that he sought to conclude on behalf of Trump during the height of the 2016 election campaign, and about Trump’s involvement in negotiations.
However, what the former attorney reported to Trump about the latter’s alleged deals, tax evasion, racism, hatred of women, and contempt for his supporters, met with great media reaction.
In one of Cohen’s accounts, Trump hired an analogy to former President Barack Obama just to scold him and expel him.
White House spokeswoman Kylie McKinani said in a commentary on the publication of Cohen’s “Deswell” book that the latter was “an exposed criminal and a lawyer dismissed from the Syndicate”.
“He has lost all his credibility, and his recent attempt to profit from lies is not surprising,” she added.
Trump said on Tuesday he was considering self-financing his presidential campaign, while criticizing the media for undermining his re-election prospects.
When asked about self-financing his campaign, Trump said, “If I had to do it, I would”.
“Whatever the cost, we have to win,” he said, adding that there is a need to combat “fake” media.
The statement came after Bloomberg News reported that the president was considering spending up to $ 100 million on his efforts to defeat his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in a move that would be unprecedented for a president in power.
In 2016, Trump contributed $ 66 million to his presidential campaign.
The Trump campaign and the Republican Party are facing a potential financial crisis after spending more than $ 800 million since early 2019, resulting in the depletion of 1,200 campaign funds worth $ 1.1 billion, according to a report published in the New York Times on Monday.
The Biden campaign, along with the Democratic National Committee, raised a record $ 364 million in August after Biden selected Kamala Harris as vice president.
Trump faces an uphill battle against Biden, who is narrowly leading in polls in major states such as Wisconsin, North Carolina and Florida.