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Donald Trump claims US is ‘crushing’ coronavirus amid brutal ‘despair’ dig at Joe Biden
October 21, 2020
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During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, the President said Democrat nominee Joe Biden would crush the US with a lockdown if he wins the 2020 election. Mr Trump also told the crowd that voting for Mr Biden would result in “depression, doom and despair”.
Mr Trump said: “The Biden lockdown, he is willing to lock you down and you guys aren’t even open yet.
“What the hell is going on with your state?
“Florida is open, it had a surge but great governor, surge went down.
“Arizona had a surge, it went down, great governor.
“Texas had a surge, it went down, you guys never opened.
“What the hell is going on in Pennsylvania?”
He continued: “The Biden lockdown will crush America, we will crush the virus.
“We are doing that, we are crushing the virus.
“Look at our numbers compared to Europe, we have had the biggest comeback of any country.
“We came back faster, we went down less, economically we came back faster.
“If you want depression, doom and despair, vote for sleepy Joe Biden.”
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Bookmakers Betfair launched a swingometer tool last month as the presidential race heated up.
At the time of the launch, a Betfair spokesman said: “Already there is huge interest in who will be the next US President on Betfair Exchange, with over £70 million wagered on the betting market.
“Joe Biden is the current favourite at evens, however almost 60% of the money has been bet on Donald Trump, who briefly went favourite yesterday for the first time in three months, and in the past 24 hours his odds have gone out to 21/20.”
He added: “Already this year we have seen some huge swings in the betting market, back in February, Joe Biden was 100/1 (just a 1 percent chance) to become the next US President, but as the months went on, the odds shifted in his favour, in August he had a 60 percent chance of winning, and since then his chances have decreased and it’s too tight to call.”
At the time of writing, Joe Biden is currently 1/2 to win the US election while Donald Trump can be backed at 13/8 on Betfair.