Donald Trump news – President RIPS Biden as elderly and disabled as Democrat contender surges in three new polls

DONALD Trump has mocked Joe Biden as elderly and disabled in a new meme on Twitter.

While desperately fighting to win senior votes, the President share a joke picture of elderly people in wheelchairs with the caption Biden for Resident – suggesting the former VP should be in a care home.

The meme came as Biden surged ahead of Trump in three new polls, potentiually putting him as much as 17 points ahead with less than a month to the election.

The Opinium/Guardian survey puts the gap between the Democratic challenger and Trump at 57-40 respectively – a margin just short of the popular vote lead Ronald Reagan had in his 1984 landslide victory.

The USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll has the difference in popularity at 54-41, a still considerable 13-point margin, while another poll from The Economist says the gap is more like 52-42 – a 10-point lead for Biden.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    BIDEN INTRODUCED TO UKRAINIAN GAS EXEC BY HIS SON – REPORTS

    Presidential hopeful Joe Biden was introduced to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm by his son Hunter while he was still Vice President, emails allegedly show.

    The Democratic presidential nominee's son's job at oil and gas giant Burisma has been subject to scrutiny amid allegations the appointment was about securing access to his dad's position.

    Explosive emails appear to show that VP Biden met with Burisma exec Vadym Pozharskyi while on a trip to the US, reports the New York Post.

    Hunter joined the Burisma board in 2014 on a salary reportedly up to $50,000-a-month, despite having no prior experience.

    Emails published The Post reveal Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for introducing him to his dad in a message sent on April 17, 2015.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ELECTION TRACKER: HOW ARE TRUMP AND BIDEN DOING IN THE POLLS?

    DONALD Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are battling it out for the top spot ahead of the November election.

    But who looks set to win? Click here for the latest polls.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP MOCKS BIDEN WITH 'SLEEPY JOE' JOKE CAMPAIGN

    President Trump has mocked Joe Biden with a joke campaign poster showing his rival for the presidency in a care home after claiming he has dementia.

    Trump, 74, shared the photoshopped image of Biden, 77, surrounded by elderly people in wheelchairs to Twitter on Tuesday.

    The President has claimed Biden has dementia after the Democrat nominee misspoke on the campaign trail – forgetting Mitt Romney's name and mistakenly saying he was running for the Senate.

    Trump tweeted: “Mitt can’t be thrilled about this! Joe also said yesterday he’s running for the U.S. Senate (again) and totally forgot where he was (wrong State!).

    “Joe has never been a nice or kind guy, so it’s easier to find this obvious & rapidly getting worse 'dementia' unacceptable for USA!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    THE SIMPSONS TAKE ON 2020 ELECTIONS IN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

    The Simpsons have spoofed the 2020 presidential election in their Halloween special this year.

    The clip from the upcoming episode shows Homer Simpson heading to the booth to cast his vote in the US election.

    Stuck on his “stumper” of a decision, Homer puts his reading glasses on in an attempt to decide who to choose.

    Because he can't decide who to vote for, Homer asks if he can write in Judge Judy as one of the candidates for president.

    His daughter Lisa, wearing a trusty face mask, then butts in, saying: “You're hesitating over president?

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP BUSTS OUT AWKWARD 'DAD DANCE' MOVES TO YMCA

    President Trump showed off his awkward dad dance moves as he boogied down to YMCA at the end of a rally last night.

    The president could not resist bopping to the 1978 Village People hit after a speech to a cheering crowd in Pennsylvania yesterday.

    In a video, the he can be seen swaying his head to the song as he awkwardly performs fist pumps before launching into a full dance.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FIGHT FOR THE SPOTLIGHT

    Trump's NBC town-hall style event is set to air at the same time as Joe Biden's ABC event, as they compete for viewers after their live debate was called off.

    Both of the shows will air at 8pm on Thursday night on different networks.

    Trump's show was confirmed on Wednesday morning by NBC, who said the event will take place outdoors.

    The event will be moderated by Savannah Guthrie, who will sit 12 feet away from the president.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MITT ROMNEY SLAMS TRUMP OVER 'RABID ATTACKS'

    Senator Mitt Romney slammed President Donald Trump on Tuesday over his “rabid attacks” – and says the world is “watching America with abject horror.”

    Romney, a Republican who represents Utah in the Senate, released a scathing statement posted on Twitter about his “thoughts on the current state of our politics.”

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    DONALD TRUMP CLAIMS 'RIGGED ELECTION' AS FIBRE CABLES STALL VIRGINIA VOTING

    A SEVERED cable has halted voter sign-up in Virginia and the state's mailboxes were ransacked as Donald Trump tweeted about “Rigged Election???”

    The Virginia Department of Elections said in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal and registrar's offices, and technicians were working to repair the problem.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP FANS UNVEIL HUGE 2020 FLAG

    Dozens of Trump supporters gathered outside Trump Tower on Tuesday to unveil what has been dubbed the largest flag sporting the president.

    The project, named “Operation Flag Drop” on Facebook, saw Trump supporters completely cover the Black Lives Matter mural outside the president's former home with a 75ft-by-50ft flag.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP PRESSES ON TO IOWA AS MORE AMERICANS VOTE EARLY

    With less than three weeks to go until the U.S. presidential election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday will hold a rally in Iowa, as he tries to make up for time lost on the campaign trail during his recent bout with the coronavirus.

    As Trump races against the clock, Americans are casting ballots early at a record pace. Close to 12 million people have already voted, according to the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida.

    Long lines in Texas and Georgia snaked out of polling places and down sidewalks on Tuesday as people rushed to vote.

    Early voting starts in three more states on Wednesday – Kansas, Rhode Island and Tennessee.

    Biden has no public campaign events scheduled after stumping in Florida on Tuesday.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PHILADELPHIA ELECTION OFFICIALS SUED BY TRUMP CAMPAIGN

    Election officials in Philadelphia, home to one-fifth of the state's Democratic voters, have been sued by President Donald Trump's campaign.

    The president's lawsuit comes as he branded the city a place where bad things happen and forced to explain security measures after a theft from a warehouse full of election equipment.

    Add to that an investigation into military ballots that were mistakenly discarded in one swing county, partisan sniping in the state Capitol over the processing of what is expected to be an avalanche of mailed-in ballot papers.

    One of the most hotly contested presidential battleground states is trying to conduct a pandemic election in a hyper-partisan environment where every move related to the voting process faces scrutiny from both sides.

    State and local election officials say they are doing all they can to make sure Pennsylvania doesn't end up like Florida two decades ago, when the last drawn-out presidential tally ended before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Jon Rogers

    BIDEN STRATEGY TO RUN OUT THE CLOCK

    Joe Biden's presidential campaign team want to run out the clock as the November 3 election nears.

    “They don’t want to break anything in the last three weeks,” said one Democratic strategist. “If the election were held today, they would win. They know it, and more importantly, Trump knows it.”

    “To put it simply, they’re winning,” the strategist added. “And they don’t need to do much. They need to firm up their support and call it a game.”

  • Jon Rogers

    TRUMP TO TAKE PART IN MIAMI EVENT

    Donald Trump will take part in a NBC News town hall held outdoors in Miami on Thursday, the network has announced.

    Thursday’s town hall will be moderated by “Today” host Savannah Guthrie and will take place outdoors at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami.

    The event will air at 8pm ET for one hour, with Guthrie moderating a conversation between Trump and Florida voters on various issues.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FDA FAULTS QUALITY CONTROL AT PLANT MAKING COVID-19 DRUG

    US drug inspectors uncovered serious quality control problems at an Eli Lilly plant that is ramping up to manufacture one of two promising COVID-19 drugs touted by President Trump as a “cure” for the disease, according to government documents and three sources familiar with the matter.

    The Lilly antibody therapy, which is experimental and not yet approved by regulators, is similar to a drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals that was given to the president during his bout with COVID-19.

    Trump has called for both therapies to become available immediately on an emergency basis.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHY DO REPUBLICANS OPPOSE OBAMACARE?

    REPUBLICANS have been strongly opposed to Obamacare ever since it was signed into law in 2010. 

    Around 4.1 million Americans signed up for new plans in 2019, according to government reports, down 12 percent from the previous year.

    Read our explainer here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BIDEN SAYS HE WILL MAKE TRUMP A 'ONE-TERM PRESIDENT'

    Joe Biden has been busy on Twitter, urging voters in Texas: “Your voice can change the course of history — use it.”

    He's also posted: “Three weeks from today, we’re going to make Donald Trump a one-term president.”

    This comment followed an earlier tweet: “I am ready to fight for you and for our nation. Every day. Without exception, without reservation. And with a full and devoted heart.”

    Biden has been targeting health, too, saying: “Donald Trump has been trying to throw out Obamacare for years.

    “And now he sees an opportunity to finally get it done, all while ignoring the will of the people. We can’t let him.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP TO DO MULTIPLE RALLIES IN A DAY', SAYS WHITE HOUSE

    President Donald Trump will ramp up the campaigning to do “multiple rallies” in a day, according to deputy White House press secretary Brian Morgenstern.

    The 74-year-old returned to the campaign trail in Sanford, Florida last night less than two weeks after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

    “As we saw from last night he's got his dance moves ready to go in every swing state from now until the election,” Mr Morgenstern told Fox and Friends today.

    Polls show that the President is currently trailing in the key battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ODDS ON TRUMP PENNSYLVANIA WIN JUMP FOLLOWING RALLY

    Donald Trump’s chance of winning Pennsylvania have jumped up dramatically from 3/1 (25% chance) to 9/5 (36% chance) following his rally last night.

    The President is now odds of 2/1 (33%) to win re-election, according to the Betfair Exchange, having previously been 9/4 (31%) on Monday – his worst election odds since February.

    Biden, who remains the odds-on favourite to win the Presidency at 1/2 (67%), rallied in Florida yesterday – but despite this, Trump’s odds of winning the state have improved from 6/4 (41%) to 11/10 (47%).

  • Joseph Gamp

    BIDEN URGED FLORIDA VOTERS TO PUNISH TRUMP FOR CARELESS COVID RESPONSE

    Joe Biden said older voters in Florida should punish President Donald Trump at the ballot box for his divisive and chaotic leadership and his careless and reckless response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Biden told a small group at a senior community center in Broward County on Tuesday that the only senior Donald Trump seems to care about is himself.

    The Democrat noted the disproportionate effect that the coronavirus has had on older Americans and said Trump is stuck in the sand traps at his golf club.

    Trump won Florida narrowly four years ago and has almost no path to victory if he doesn't win the states 29 electoral votes again.

    Democrats say shifts among older voters in a state heavy on retirees make it a prime pickup opportunity for Biden.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FORMER WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR 'CONCERNED' OVER BIDEN'S 'COGNITIVE ABILITY'

    A former White House physician has told reporters that he believes Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden does not have the cognitive ability to be commander-in-chief.

    Ronny Jackson, 53, who himself is running for Congress as a Republican, made the claims on Tuesday during a call organised by the Trump campaign.

    He said: “I’m pretty familiar with what it takes both physically and cognitively to do that job and what the demands of that job are.

    He added: “As a citizen, not as a candidate running for Congress, but as a citizen of this country, I’ve watched Joe Biden on the campaign trail and I am concerned and convinced that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability, to serve as our commander-in-chief and our head of state.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    JOE BIDEN 2-1 FAVOURITE TO WIN ELECTION

    Joe Biden is the 1-2 favourite with bookmaker Coral to win the upcoming US Election, as the campaign heads towards its final three weeks.

    Coral make Biden as short as 1-4 to win over 50% of the popular vote, with President Trump the outsider in the betting to win a second term at 13-8.

    “The betting shows that Biden is firmly on course to replace Donald Trump as President of the US, with the Democrat candidate as short as 1-4 now to win over 50% of the popular vote,” said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

    “Trump will need to upset the odds, although he did just that back in 2016 so he won't be panicking just yet. A £10 bet from punters who think he can do it would return them £26 at the moment,” added Aitkenhead.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHY DO REPUBLICANS OPPOSE OBAMACARE?

    REPUBLICANS have been strongly opposed to Obamacare ever since it was signed into law in 2010. 

    Around 4.1 million Americans signed up for new plans in 2019, according to government reports, down 12 percent from the previous year.

    Read our explainer here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TRUMP SUPPORTERS CRAM IN FOR RALLY

    A worrying photo shows packed-in supporters of President Donald Trump awaiting his arrival for a rally at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport on October 13, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

    White House physician Dr Sean Conley declared on Saturday that the president is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others”.

    Those in attendance had their temperature checked and masks were said to be required.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHICH US STATES HAVE MAIL-IN VOTING

    Every state has different practices and rules regarding mail-in voting for the upcoming presidential election.

    States nationwide expect a surge in mail-in voting due to the ongoing coronavirus threat.

    Learn more about mail in voting here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IVANKA TRUMP 'BARNSTORMS' WISCONSIN

    Ivanka Trump tweeted that she spent Tuesday “barnstorming the Fox Cities”.

    She praised “the great people of Wisconsin” for 'delivering' for Donald Trump four years ago, and hopes they will “do it again” in this year's presidential election.

    Ivanka also wished “Happy 245th birthday to the U.S. Navy”, adding that while “in Wisconsin today I met with TEAM Industries and their partners who are helping rebuild our great Naval Fleet thanks to policies put in place by [Trump].”

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