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Joe Biden urges older voters in Florida to punish Trump at the ballot box

Trump won Florida narrowly four years ago and has almost no path to victory if he doesn't win the state's 29 electoral votes again

US Presidential elections 2020 | Joe Biden | Donald Trump


Joe Biden. Photo: Reuters
File Photo of Joe Biden. Photo: Reuters

is urging older voters in Florida to punish President at the ballot box for his “divisive and chaotic” leadership and his “careless and reckless” response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biden told a small group at a senior community center in Broward County on Tuesday that “the only senior seems to care about” is himself. The Democrat noted the disproportionate effect that the coronavirus has had on older Americans and said Trump is “stuck in the sand traps” at his golf club.

Trump won Florida narrowly four years ago and has almost no path to victory if he doesn't win the state's 29 electoral votes again. Democrats say shifts among older voters in a state heavy on retirees make it a prime pickup opportunity for Biden.

Biden blasted Trump's efforts to upend the 2010 Affordable Care Act that boosted some Medicare coverage for seniors.

And he panned Trump's proposals to suspend Social Security taxes and send $200 prescription cards to seniors. Biden noted that both moves would drain the trust funds that pay for the programs' current benefits.

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First Published: Wed, October 14 2020. 02:01 IST