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Trump toughens attacks on Biden as final debate approaches

2020-10-20T14:13:13.523Z

Two days before the last debate, the American president feels confident and continues his pejorative remarks against Joe Biden.



US President Donald Trump further accentuated his personal attacks on the integrity of his Democratic rival Joe Biden on Tuesday, October 20, before facing him Thursday in a final decisive debate.

With two weeks to go to election day, the tone of the former businessman, struggling in the polls and fearing being the president for just one term, is more aggressive than ever.

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"

This is a major corruption case

," he told Fox News, saying Justice Minister Bill Barr should quickly launch an investigation.

The Republican president has been hammering for several weeks, without concrete evidence to support, that the Biden family is a "

criminal enterprise

".

His angle of attack?

Hunter Biden's business in Ukraine and China, when his father, Joe, was Vice President to Barack Obama (2009-2017).

In this context, the last debate between the two septuagenarian candidates, which will take place Thursday in Nashville, in Tennessee, promises to be tense, after a particularly chaotic first face-to-face where the blows flew low.

"

There is nothing fair in this debate,

" said Donald Trump, reiterating his virulent personal attacks against the moderator, Kristen Welker, as well as his criticisms against the independent commission in charge of their organization.

To avoid the cacophony of their first confrontation, the microphones of the two candidates will be cut when they will not have the floor.

"

It is the wish of the commission that the candidates be respectful of their respective speaking time, which will advance the public debate for the benefit of the spectators

", indicated the commission.

"

I will do it no matter what, but it's unfair,

" said Donald Trump.

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Will he change his strategy from the first debate, during which he had permanently interrupted his Democratic rival?

"

Some say you have to let him speak because he always ends up losing track

," replied the US president, who has been trying for months to portray his opponent as an old man who does not understand what is happening to him and having lost most of his intellectual capacities.

"

I fight

"

As in 2016, Donald Trump poses as a candidate who does not belong to the seraglio and who fights for the Americans, far from the intrigues of Washington.

"

I am fighting against the Democratic Party, against the Fake News media (...) and now against the giants of technology,

" he said.

According to a source familiar with the matter, the US Department of Justice will initiate proceedings against Google on Tuesday for infringement of competition law.

This initiative represents the most important legal action in more than 20 years carried out by the American federal government against one of the giants of the American “

Big Tech

” (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple).

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Asked about the accumulation of unfavorable polls, the US president has displayed his confidence, highlighting his ability to mobilize large crowds when he travels across the country.

I think we are in a very good position,

” he said, hours before flying to the key state of Pennsylvania, where he must continue his marathon.

"

We have never seen campaign meetings with such love and such crowds

," hammered the president, who should soon return to Florida, where early voting operations began on Monday.

Early voting is being scrutinized with particular attention this year, as it continues to break records, sometimes giving rise to long queues in the states where it started.

Some 30 million Americans across the country have already voted by mail or in person, which could represent nearly a fifth of the total turnout, according to the independent organization Elections Project.

Source: lefigaro

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