Entangled in his criticized management of the pandemic, Donald Trump invoked this Sunday, July 26 a “silent majorityTo show his confidence 100 days before the presidential election on November 3, despite new polls that have left him behind by Joe Biden in several key states.
«The Trump campaign has more enthusiasm, according to many observers, than any other campaign in the history of our great country, even more than in 2016“Assured the Republican billionaire on Twitter to recreate the momentum that led to his surprise victory four years ago.
«Biden has none! The silent majority will speak on November 3Added the 74-year-old president, promising to lie to the polls which attribute him a significant delay, at the national level – of eight points on average – as in several of the states which make and undo the presidential destinies.
This Sunday, new studies published by the NBC and CNN channels put the Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the lead in three states won by Donald Trump in 2016: Arizona, Florida and Michigan.
Trump admits situation will ‘get worse before it gets better’
The president-candidate had tried, thanks to a lull in the new coronavirus in late spring, to resume public meetings to galvanize his base. He therefore minimized the resurgence of the pandemic for a long time, while the number of new daily contaminations exploded, especially in the south and west of the United States, the most bereaved country in the world with 146,500 dead.
About-face in recent days: the tone serious, Donald Trump admitted that the situation was going “get worse before it gets better“. He ended up clearly advocating the wearing of the mask – something he had previously refused, unlike Joe Biden, who for months has only displayed in public with this protection.
And he canceled the great Republican convention open to the public, scheduled for the end of August in Florida, one of the states most affected by the current epidemic. His Democratic opponent had noted in June that his own high mass, from August 17 to 20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, would be essentially virtual.
But while now wanting “give the example”In the fight against Covid-19, the White House is trying to put its economic impact into perspective. “I do not deny that some of these states“Where the virus has picked up again”moderate the recoveryPresidential economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN on Sunday. “But overall the picture is very positive”He added, predicting a revival of the US economy in the third and fourth quarters.
“The president of a single term”
This management has sown trouble even among some members of the presidential party. Republican Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan on Sunday abstained from supporting Donald Trump. “A lot of people like me are frustrated with the divisions and dysfunctions on both sides, and don’t feel that we have much choice.“, He lamented on CNN.
Opposite, 77-year-old Joe Biden, known for his many blunders, moves only cautiously because of the epidemic. And, although he has recently declined several parts of his program, he remains more discreet than the stormy president, who accuses him in return of not “be quick-witted“And to be a”puppet” from “radical left».
«Now more than ever, we must do everything to ensure that Donald Trump is the president of one term”, Insisted Sunday on Twitter the Democratic candidate, to mobilize his sympathizers with 100 days of the poll. The former vice-president of Barack Obama must unveil the name of the woman who will appear at his side in early August.
One of the possible candidates for the vice-presidency, the elected black California Karen Bass, defended, also on CNN, the capacity of the Democrat to attract the African-American electorate in the wake of the wave of historic anger provoked by the death of George Floyd, suffocated under the knee of a white policeman in May.
«I trust what Joe Biden would do“In terms of police and criminal justice reforms, she said, while Donald Trump stands in a posture in defense of”law and order”When the clashes between demonstrators and the police seem to harden in several American cities.