Trump attacks an imaginary version of Joe Biden

President Donald Trump returned to the rally stage on Monday with a slew of attacks on opponent Joe Biden.



a man wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, October 12, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)


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US President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, October 12, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Or, rather, on an imaginary version of Joe Biden.

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With three weeks left to go in the presidential election campaign, Trump continues to try to frighten voters about supposed Biden policy positions that the former vice president does not actually endorse.

At Trump’s first rally since he was hospitalized for the coronavirus, an hour-long performance in Sanford, Florida, the President delivered at least eight false or misleading warnings about what Biden plans to do in office.

Trump said, for example, that Biden would “destroy protections

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Hannity laid into Biden on his Monday night Fox News broadcast for briefly forgetting Sen. Mitt Romney’s name as well as for a recent incident where Biden mistakingly said he was running for senate, not president.

“Maybe somebody on the staff might want to remind the ever forgetful Joe that he is running for president. He’s not running for senator,” Hannity said. “He keeps forgetting, forgets the day of the week, forgets what office he’s running for. He is running for president, not senator. Somebody remind him!”

He went on to say: “He is obviously not capable of leading. He has been hiding the entire campaign, and the corrupt media mob is covering for him.”

However, Hannity

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Joe Biden, 77, is the 2020 Democratic nominee for president. Biden was born to a working-class family in Scranton, Pa. As a young attorney, he was elected to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate in 1972 at the age of 29. Weeks after he won, his wife and young daughter were killed in a car accident. Their two young sons were injured but survived. Biden was sworn into office at the hospital where his family was treated. He went on to serve in the Senate for more than 35 years. Biden has said his top achievement in the Senate was drafting the 1994 Violence Against Women Act.

In 2008, Biden was tapped to be Barack Obama’s running mate, and he served eight years as vice president. Biden oversaw a $787 billion economic stimulus package that was the Obama administration’s primary response to the 2008 financial crisis. He also

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President Trump chastised Joe Biden for regularly wearing a face mask during the first presidential debate.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden tested negative for coronavirus on Friday, as the Democratic nominee called President Donald Trump’s positive test “a bracing reminder” of the need to fight the virus better during a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Biden told members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 951 union that he took two virus tests and “everything was clear.” But he canceled a second event as a preventative measure because it was indoors with a crowd.

“We wanted to make sure everything was clear before I came,” said Biden, who wore a mask throughout his speech. “It was concluded by the docs that it was best not to do it,” he said of the second event.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the primary care physician, said Biden and his wife Jill

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Debate check: Adding facts to what Donald Trump, Joe Biden said about coronavirus, economy, election fraud and more

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Donald Trump and Joe Biden had their say, but not always with context or sometimes even facts to back up claims made during Tuesday’s presidential debate in Cleveland.

Here’s more context to five topics covered.

1. Trump accuses Democratic states of bad policy for accepting ballots mailed in time, but arriving after Election Day.

Trump: “Can you imagine when they say you have to have your ballot in by Nov. 10? Nov. 10? That’s seven days after the election in theory should have been announced. We have major states with that, all run by Democrats,” Trump said in discussing election “fraud.”

The facts: Under law Ohio, a state where Republicans have dominated the statewide offices for years, the ballots arriving after the election will be counted, just as it was the case in 2016 when Trump won the state, and in elections before then.

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The claim: Jill Biden said that former Vice President Joe Biden has had three strokes.

At the start of September, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to express outrage over speculations that he had “suffered a series of mini-strokes.”

“Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS,” Trump wrote.

Now, posts on Facebook have suggested that it’s actually his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has suffered from strokes.

One user posted a quote, attributed to Jill Biden, about her husband’s health: “I can’t believe people are so mean to make fun of Joe when he gets lost for words, don’t they know he has had 3 STROKES?”

The user behind the post did not respond to a request from USA TODAY for comment.

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The first of three presidential debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. The 90-minute debate begins at 9 p.m. ET with moderator Chris Wallace, a FOX News anchor.

Join USA TODAY’s nationwide team of journalists to watch the debates here. On screen during our live broadcast, we’ll display facts and context from USA TODAY’s extensive news reporting as Trump and Biden debate these topics: 

  • The candidates’ records;
  • the Supreme Court;
  • COVID-19;
  • the economy;
  • racial justice, protests and violence;
  • the integrity of the election.

The only debate for vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris is Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Salt Lake City. Two more presidential debates are scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami and Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Meet USA TODAY’s team of experts:

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Sept. 29 (UPI) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, will square off Tuesday night in the first of three debates before the Nov. 3 election.

The 90-minute debate, hosted by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, will be broadcast and streamed live by major networks and cable news channels at 9 p.m. EDT.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only about 100 people will attend the debate in person.

Wallace has selected six topics for the debate — the COVID-19 pandemic, race and violence in U.S. cities, the Supreme Court, the integrity of the election, Trump’s and Biden’s records and the economy.

The list of topics provides a snapshot of a tumultuous election year that has seen more than 7 million people in the United States sickened by the novel coronavirus and more than

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants voters to see Republicans’ push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation as an end-run of Congress and the 2010 health care law.

In remarks on Sunday, the former vice president sidestepped any talk of expanding the court to counter conservative gains should he defeat President Donald Trump in November and Democrats regain a Senate majority. Biden called that scenario a distraction from the practical effects that Trump’s nominee, conservative federal judge Amy Coney Barrett, could have if she succeeds the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“They see an opportunity to overturn the Affordable Care Act on their way out the door,” Biden said, speaking near his Delaware home. “The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court right now, as I speak, to eliminate the entire Affordable Care Act.”

Trump, speaking at

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants voters to see Republicans’ push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation as an end-run of Congress and the 2010 health care law.

In remarks on Sunday, the former vice president sidestepped any talk of expanding the court (from 9 to 15 justices) to counter conservative gains should he defeat President Donald Trump in November and Democrats regain a Senate majority. Biden called that scenario a distraction from the practical effects that Trump’s nominee, conservative federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, could have if she succeeds the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“They see an opportunity to overturn the Affordable Care Act on their way out the door,” Biden said, speaking near his Delaware home. “The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court right now, as I speak, to eliminate the entire Affordable Care Act.”

Biden repeated his calls that the Senate delay

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