트럼프 대통령 will make his final pitch to 유권자 in the swing state of 네바다 on Wednesday from battleground 애리조나 after exorbitant coronavirus-related fees were imposed following a September rally that attracted thousands.
Douglas County and Minden Airport were fined more than $ 5,500 for violating health restrictions in October.
Trump has since shifted this week’s event across the banks of the Colorado River to Bullhead City, Ariz. — which borders the Silver State’s town of Laughlin.
거기에서, the president flies to the Copper State capital of Phoenix for another rally at the Goodyear Airport.
This isn’t the first time the president has banked on the success of cross-campaigning.
In September, Trump rallied in Virginia and used the Newport News media market to reach voters in neighboring North Carolina.
With less than a week until 선거일, the president’s gamble and increased efforts to downplay the COVID-19 pandemic could backfire or — in restriction-heavy states like Nevada — win big.
The worst public health crisis in more than a century, the virus has taken the lives of almost 230,000 Americans to date.
Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, 백악관 Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the U.S. 이다 “not going to control the pandemic” but it would “control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics, and other mitigation areas.”
화요일에, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy wrote in a press release that the president could list “ending the COVID-19 pandemic” as one of his first-term accomplishments, even as cases continue to spike.
Campaigning in the Rust Belt’s 미시간 과 위스콘신 battlegrounds this week — both states with Democratic governors — Trump told rally attendees that they “wouldn’t be hearing so much about” the coronavirus on Nov. 4, 2020.
“We are turning the corner. We are rounding the curve, we will vanquish the virus,” Trump said in West Salem, 위스콘신, 화요일에.
Democratic challenger Joe Biden has run his campaign more cautiously, going digital for the first few months of the pandemic.
The former vice president has led in nationwide polling over the past few months as the public’s assessment of Trump’s handling of the pandemic has soured.
In a statement released Wednesday morning, the Biden-Harris campaign blasted the president’s trip.
“Nevadans live with the consequences of President Trump’s failures every single day. COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state despite the president’s claims that we are ’rounding the turn’ on the pandemic,” they wrote. “Nearly 200,000 Nevadans are out of work, yet the White House says they’ve given up on trying to control the pandemic. Businesses across the state are shuttered and Nevada’s economy remains fractured.”
민주당 are hoping that coronavirus woes and healthcare concerns will sway enough voters in states like Arizona to flip them from the GOP. Biden의 러닝 메이트 California Sen. 카말라 해리스 was in Nevada on Tuesday and will be campaigning in Arizona at the same time as the president.
“A path to the White House runs right through this field,” Harris remarked.
Biden will spend Wednesday in 델라웨어 and receive a virtual briefing from health experts on COVID-19 before giving a speech on the same subject.
그러나, 동안 Democrats are turning out in droves for early voting and casting ballots by mail, Republicans will make their push at the polls on Nov. 3.
In a final advertising drive, the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee have focused their efforts on television marketing, allocating $ 25 million to battleground states.
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