Donald Trump holds rallies in Arizona with US senate candidate, while Democrat Kamala Harris hosts drive-in rallies

Donald Trump holds rallies in Arizona with US senate candidate, while Democrat Kamala Harris hosts drive-in rallies

 

Donald Trump and Kamala Harris on Wednesday both campaigned in Arizona, a state where Joe Biden maintains a small lead.

  • Biden addressed the coronavirus pandemic, a subject that has been central to his campaign and closing argument amid a spike in new US cases.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described the chances of Republicans holding the chamber as a ’50-50 proposition’.
  • With six days until the election, more than 71 million US citizens have cast ballots in early voting. That is more than half of all ballots counted in 2016.

 

 

Donald Trump holds rallies in Arizona with US senate candidate, while Democrat Kamala Harris hosts drive-in rallies

 

 

Private plane intercepted by US military over Trump rally

Arizona, in an overhead event that briefly distracted the president and a crowd of supporters, news outlet AZCentral.com reported. A US fighter jet intercepted a plane flying in restricted airspace near President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Bullhead City.

 

That plane is about four days old. We have all brand new equipment, F-35s, everything. We’re the envy of the world,” Trump said to cheers. “You know what? We are the envy — do you know about that Dan? Look at that sucker. He’s trying to show off to the president. Yeah, that’s one of ours.”

 

The North American Aerospace Defense Command posted on Twitter that it sent an F-16 to investigate “a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication” with air-traffic controllers as it neared Bullhead City.

 

 

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Donald Trump holds rallies in Arizona with US senate candidate, while Democrat Kamala Harris hosts drive-in rallies

 

 

Kamala Harris campaigns opposite Trump in Phoenix

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris met with African American leaders in Phoenix, Latina business owners in Tucson and held two drive-in rallies.

 

Speaking about violent protests against police brutality in Philadelphia following the killing of Walter Wallace, a Black man, Harris said Joe Biden would work to address issues confronting minorities.

 

“Part of the reason that people are marching in the streets is that there has not been the level of attention, especially recently over the last few years, that is necessary from the president of the United States. And Joe’s committed to that,” Harris told reporters, according to the news outlet AZCentral.com.

 

Harris and presidential candidate Joe Biden are trying to flip Arizona, which Trump won in 2016.

 

“Donald Trump failed. He failed us,” Harris said at a drive-in rally in Pima county, criticizing Trump’s decision to downplay the seriousness of the virus attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

 

 

 

Donald Trump holds rallies in Arizona with US senate candidate, while Democrat Kamala Harris hosts drive-in rallies

 

 

Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Michigan

“We have got to make sure Michigan comes through,” Pence said at an airport rally in Flint, Michigan.

 

Trump and Pence won Michigan in 2016 but are trailing in public opinion surveys there now.

 

“We need you to vote Michigan. Got to re-elect President Trump to the White House,” Pence said.

 

“You guys need to go get it done,” he said.

 

According to the US Election Project’s tracking data, more than 2.3 million have already voted in Michigan.

 

Biden and Trump are competing for Michigan’s 16 votes in the Electoral College where a 270-vote majority is required to win.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Aljazeera

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