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Trump, Biden stage rallies in Midwestern states

Oct 31, 2020

Washington (US), Oct 31: US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have staged campaign rallies in Midwestern battleground states, where the number of coronavirus infections is surging.
Trump held rallies in three Midwestern states, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, on Friday. Opinion polls show him trailing Biden.
Trump said in Wisconsin that "a safe vaccine" will be delivered to the American people in "the next few weeks."
He called for the reopening of economic activities. He claimed the economy would recover next year with him in the White House but that it would decline if Biden wins, because he would lock down the nation.
Trump's schedule includes 17 rallies, primarily in swing states, slated for the four days until the November 3 election.
Biden staged rallies in three Midwestern states. He said in Wisconsin that the president "gave up" on the effort to contain the coronavirus.
Biden plans to hold a joint rally with former President Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday. The pairing will be the first of its kind on the campaign trail.
Across the US, there were about 90,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, and at least 1,000 deaths from COVID-19.
Source: NHK World