Trump and Biden conflict over the coronavirus and different points in distant, dueling city halls
By Michael Scherer, Jenna Johnson and Josh Dawsey
Separated by 5 states, two tv information retailers and a deep trough of mutual animosity, President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden held dueling city halls Thursday that supplied a jarring distinction of their opposing political types and approaches to main points just like the coronavirus pandemic.
In a rapid-fire 60 minutes, Trump doubted the effectiveness of mask-wearing to stop viral unfold, refused to denounce the baseless QAnon conspiracy idea and repeatedly declined to say whether or not he was examined for the coronavirus earlier than the final presidential debate.
Whereas Trump sparred in Miami, the temper in Philadelphia resembled an instructional coverage dialogue greater than a political showdown, as Biden chatted with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and voters. Biden reiterated the significance of carrying masks, once more saying that if he have been president, he would strain governors and native leaders to institute masks mandates.