Jerusalem24 – Donald Trump on Monday launched a three-week quest to save his presidency, ignoring for the most part the pandemic that has killed 215,000 Americans while standing in front of a packed-in crowd – even amid chilling new warnings about the resurgent virus.
In his first rally since his own experience with Covid-19, Trump mocked Biden over social distancing and vowed victory on November 3rd as he began a frantic push to Election Day, marked by multiple rallies a day that could act as “super spreader” events.
“I feel so powerful, I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience,” Trump said in Sanford, Florida, showing his illness did not teach him to respect his own government’s pandemic guidelines. “I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the – everybody. I’ll just give everybody a big, fat kiss.”
The President’s return to the campaign trail coincided with rising alarm among Republicans about Trump’s sliding poll numbers and after CNN reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently warned that “Democrats are on fire.” Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Monday seized on the start of confirmation hearings from Trump’s Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett to warn that the GOP was ramming through the nomination in a last ditch bid to destroy the Affordable Care Act.