Trump tells Fla. supporters he feels 'powerful'

Trump tells Fla. supporters he feels ‘highly effective’


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newest on the 2020 presidential race (all instances native):

7:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump has returned to the marketing campaign path, holding his first rally since he contracted the coronavirus.

Trump took the stage Monday in Sanford, Florida, and declared he was in good well being, saying he felt “highly effective” and he felt effectively sufficient — and contagion-free sufficient — to dive into the group “to kiss the blokes and the attractive ladies.”

The president was sidelined from the marketing campaign path for greater than ten days after he examined constructive for the virus on October 2. Questions on his well being persist, however his physician stated Monday that the president had examined unfavourable twice for the virus and was cleared to journey.

The rally in Florida, a must-win state for Trump, kicks off an aggressive week of journey for the president, which additionally consists of stops in Pennsylvania, Iowa and North Carolina.



President Donald Trump returned to the marketing campaign path after an 11-day absence whereas he recovered from the coronavirus. He held a rally in Florida. Democrat Joe Biden, in the meantime, campaigned in Ohio on Monday.

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6 p.m.

The Minnesota Division of Well being is reporting 14 new confirmed coronavirus circumstances amongst individuals who attended latest presidential marketing campaign rallies and different political occasions in Minnesota.

Kris Ehresmann, the division’s infectious illness director, on Monday advised reporters the variety of confirmed circumstances linked with President Donald Trump’s outside rally in Bemidji on Sept. 18 had risen to 16, up from 9 as of Friday, together with 4 individuals who attended a protest towards the rally.

Three circumstances have been reported amongst individuals who attended Trump’s outside rally in Duluth on Sept. 30. Three folks examined constructive after attending a rally Sept. 24 with Vice President Mike Pence in a Minneapolis-St. Paul Worldwide Airport lodge ballroom, together with one who was additionally among the many Duluth rally circumstances.

Two particular person circumstances have been reported amongst individuals who attended Joe Biden marketing campaign occasions in Duluth on Sept. 16 and Brooklyn Park on Sept. 22.


5:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s White Home physician says Trump has examined unfavourable for COVID-19 “on consecutive days” utilizing a more moderen fast check from Abbott Laboratories.

The evaluation from Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley comes as Trump is touring to Sanford, Florida, to headline his first marketing campaign rally since changing into contaminated with the coronavirus. Conley had stated in a written memo launched over the weekend that Trump was now not liable to spreading the virus to others.

Conley says in a contemporary replace launched Monday that Trump examined unfavourable for COVID-19 on consecutive days utilizing a more moderen 15-minute check. He didn’t say when Trump was examined.

Trump introduced Oct. 2 that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus. He was admitted to Walter Reed Nationwide Army Medical Middle that evening and launched on Oct. 5.

His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, additionally introduced Monday that he had examined unfavourable for the coronavirus. It’s the most recent in a sequence of unfavourable assessments for Biden since he was on stage Sept. 29 for a debate towards Trump, who later examined constructive for the virus.


2:10 p.m.

Joe Biden is blasting President Donald Trump and Republicans for fast-tracking a Supreme Court docket nomination whereas negotiations plod alongside on a brand new coronavirus financial aid package deal.

The Democratic presidential nominee stated at a drive-in rally in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday that Trump “turned his again on you” through the pandemic and its financial fallout.

Biden is campaigning in Ohio because the Senate Judiciary Committee holds affirmation hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court docket nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Republicans need to affirm Barrett earlier than Election Day, on Nov. 3.

Biden questioned why Republicans have time for Supreme Court docket hearings however not time to return to an settlement with Home Democrats on one other financial aid package deal to assist people, companies and metropolis and state governments.

Trump has alternately known as off COVID-19 aid talks, then pushed for a deal. Late final week, the White Home boosted its supply to Democrats, however Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell stated it was unlikely Congress may go a invoice earlier than the election and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated the White Home supply didn’t embrace sufficient cash.


1:10 p.m.

Joe Biden is in Toledo, Ohio, however his touring press pool just isn’t.

The Democratic presidential nominee travels with two planes, a departure from most up-to-date main celebration nominees. The marketing campaign attributes the setup to COVID-19 protocols. One of many Biden marketing campaign planes is for the candidate, his workers and Secret Service element. The opposite is for the reporters, photographers and videographers who cowl his marketing campaign, together with one senior Biden aide and a Secret Service agent.

However on Monday morning, the press aircraft had a malfunction and remained grounded in Wilmington, Delaware. As a result of Biden’s aircraft all the time takes off first, the candidate was on his approach to Ohio.

There nonetheless shall be some media in attendance in Toledo.

The Biden marketing campaign has stated the press pool needs to be reunited with Biden for a second Ohio occasion in Cincinnati later Monday.

President Donald Trump’s touring press corps now flies with him on Air Pressure One. However when he was a candidate in 2016, Trump additionally relegated the press to its personal aircraft, whereas he traveled on the Trump Group’s Boeing 757 dubbed “Trump Pressure One.”