Trump, Biden hit battleground states as campaign enters last full week

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to North Carolina Sunday evening to speak at a rally despite a two of his top deputies testing positive for the coronavirus: chief of staff Marc Short and political aide Marty Obst.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh slammed Biden for his light campaign schedule.

Polls suggest ME as a whole is not at play in the presidential race, with most showing Democratic nominee Joe Biden enjoying a comfortable double-digit lead over Trump.

"The difference between what we're doing and what Donald Trump is doing is that we're doing it safely", Kate Bedingfield said.

Almost 225,000 people in the USA have died from Covid-19 - the world's highest toll.

According to the latest figures, at least 56 million people have already voted - either by post or in person - because of the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed 225,000 lives in the US.

Former president Barack Obama will campaign in Florida, making his second appearance on behalf of his former vice-president after a stop in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

During last night's episode (hosted by Adele), Maya Rudolph stepped in to play moderator Kristen Welker with Baldwin back as Donald Trump and Carrey reprising Joe Biden. "He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself", Obama said, referring to Trump's hospitalization for Covid-19 three weeks ago.

Opinion polls show Mr Biden leading Mr Trump nationally, but the race is much closer in the crucial battleground states that will decide the election.

That drew a blunt rejoinder Sunday from House speaker Nancy Pelosi, who told CNN the president's comment was "just another example of delusional statements he (has) made". It gathered responses from 2,649 American adults, including 1,039 who said they had voted for Trump or were planning to vote for him, and 1,153 who said they were similarly backing Biden.

Biden also is ahead in Wisconsin and MI, but the race appears to be much closer in other battleground states including Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.

"We are not prepared for a pandemic", Biden tweeted on October 25, 2019, saying the country needs leadership that "mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores".

"We're not learning how to live with it. You're asking us to learn how to die with it".