Trump team hit by Covid again, lashes out at 'failure' Biden


Nine days before the vote, the U.S. has been engulfed by a surge in Covid-19 cases, reaching a record number of daily infections for a second day running on Saturday with almost 89,000 new cases.

"We are not prepared for a pandemic", Biden tweeted on October 25, 2019, saying the country needs leadership that "mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores".

President Donald Trump on Sunday will host a campaign rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Biden himself bragged about his prescient warning in May, pairing the tweet and President Donald Trump's same-day tweet complaining to Apple's CEO Tim Cook about the design of the iPhone.

"The difference between what we're doing and what Donald Trump is doing", said Kate Bedingfield, is that "we're doing it safely".

Ahead of the November 3 election - and with more than 57 million Americans having cast early votes - both campaigns are scrambling to make their closing arguments and win over the few still undecided voters.

Joe Biden, former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee, on Saturday made an address at a drive-in rally in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

During the rally, Obama said that Trump won't "suddenly protect all of us" when he isn't taking the "basic steps" to prevent himself from getting coronavirus amid the pandemic, adding that "the rest of us have to live with the consequences".

Trump told supporters in North Carolina, "This election is a choice between a Trump super-recovery and a Biden depression".

In the final weeks of campaigning, the president has remained on defense as polls show him trailing nationally and in several battleground states key to his reelection hopes.

They hit the familiar notes of Trump deflecting blame on the COVID-19 response and Biden's latest catchphrase "Come on!"

Mr Biden said Mr Trump had given up on containing the virus, while Mr Trump accused his rival of overstating the health crisis to scare Americans into voting for him.

Biden was responding at the time to a Washington Post report that shined a light on the world's lack of preparedness for the kind of outbreak that we're living through right now.