Election 2020 live updates: Both Trump and Biden in battleground Pennsylvania
After the Biden campaign had announced no public events for the day, he visited with supporters at a voter field office and activation center in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County, while Trump also rallied in the battleground state, and delivered impromptu remarks attacking the president’s response to the pandemic.
“What in the hell is the matter with this man?” Biden said, arguing the Trump administration is “giving up” on its response as Trump insists cases are “leveling out” when they’re actually on the rise.
“I’m not going to give up. I don’t know what we’ll inherit on January 21st, but at the rate he’s going it’s not going to be good,” Biden continued.
“I just hope he is willing to have learned a lesson and there will be significant social distancing. I don’t blame him for celebrating. There’s a lot of things we could be doing having massive crowds, but the fact is that it’s just not appropriate now,” Biden said. “It shouldn’t be a huge crowd, whether it’s outside or not.”
Defending himself against criticism from Trump that he’s in “hiding” in the final days of campaigning, Biden noted he’ll be visiting Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida and Georgia this week but also took the chance to differentiate his campaign events from Trump’s.
“We’re going to be traveling — continue to travel, but the big difference between us — and the reason why it looks like we’re not traveling, we’re not putting on superspreaders,” Biden said. “We are doing what we’re doing here. Everybody’s wearing a mask and trying as best we can to be socially distanced and that’s what we do.”