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The president intensifies his campaign with just over two weeks to go. Visits to Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada.

The president of United StatesDonald Trump, this weekend continued his campaign at a frantic pace for a second term, touring the country to mobilize his troops and manage to catch up with his Democratic rival Joe Biden, with just over two weeks to go before the elections.

The 74-year-old billionaire traveled to the north of the country on Saturday to visit Michigan and Wisconsin, two traditionally Democratic states that he won in 2016, and then planned to go to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a tour in the west from Sunday.

With polls that do not favor him, a coronavirus pandemic that has exceeded 8 million cases in the United States, and doubts that arise in his own party, the tenant of the White House is “giving everything” to regain ground, said the Saturday their spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany.

“President Trump’s strategy is to work for the vote of the American people. That is why he will be in two states today (Saturday), he will have two meetings tomorrow (Sunday) and two more in Arizona on Monday,” McEnany explained to the Fox News network.

As in 2016, Trump is campaigning intensively on the ground with several trips a day. On Friday he was in Georgia and Florida, two southeastern states that he can hardly afford to lose if he wants to win against Biden on Nov. 3.

To mobilize his followers, the president announced, despite the polls, “a red wave of magnitude never seen before,” referring to the color that distinguishes Republicans.

“We will inflict a resounding defeat on Joe,” he told an euphoric crowd in Florida.

In stark contrast, the 77-year-old Biden campaign had nothing planned for this Saturday on its official program. The Democratic candidate stayed on the east coast, in his bastion of Wilmingon, Delaware, and this Sunday he had a trip to North Carolina, another key state, on the agenda.

On Friday, the former vice president visited Michigan, which he seeks to draw into the Democratic field.

“All that President Trump has to offer the people of Michigan are lies and distractions. No plan to control the virus, no strategy to get our economy out of this recession, and no vision to unify our country,” Biden said. before his rival’s visit to the state.

The veteran politician leads the national average of surveys by nine percentage points. More importantly, although by a narrower margin, it points to the key states, which can be decided by one or the other party in each election.

Like Pennsylvania, which Trump won in 2016 by a handful of vote. In that northeastern state, former Democratic President Barack Obama will participate on Wednesday in his first campaign event in Philadelphia.

But the race is much closer than polls suggest, Democratic campaign chief Jen O’Malley Dillon warned this week, based on internal polls.

White House spokeswoman McEnany also denounced “very inflated” polls on Saturday, designed to “shape public opinion rather than measure it.”

However, several Republican officials are openly concerned for a landslide Democratic victory.

Ben Sasse, who represents the state of Nebraska (center) in the Senate, this week called Trump a leader “mediocre,” in a recording released by the media. He said he feared a “bloodbath in the Senate for Republicans,” who currently control the upper house of Congress.

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