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Joe Biden called Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” on Monday as he condemned the president’s reluctance to protect Americans “from the ravages of climate change”.

The Democratic presidential nominee used an address in Delaware to denounce his opponent, whose visit to the scene of wildfires in California was widely derided amid accusations Democratic leaders on the West Coast allowed trees to “explode”.

On Tuesday, the 77-year-old will take his election campaign to Florida, where is expected to make an appeal to the state’s Latino and Hispanic voters.

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Right-wing Twitter excited by Kamala Harris gaffe 

Biden’s running mate apparently misspeaking to declare that a “Harris administration” is what’s needed to solve the country’s problems is being met with glee on conservative social media this morning.

She clearly corrects herself but the likes of Eric Trump and Trish Regan are flogging the clip for all it’s worth.

Joe Sommerlad15 September 2020 12:02

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Paul Rudd calls on ‘fellow millenials’ to wear a face mask to fight the pandemic

While Joe Biden has been admirable about taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously, self-isolating at home in Delaware and wearing a mask whenever possible on the campaign trail, the president has done the opposite, even mocking his challenger for observing the precautions recommended by his own experts.

With 6.57m cases of Covid-19 in the US and some 194,000 dead, legendarily youthful actor Paul Rudd has teamed up with New York governor Andrew Cuomo to spread the word.

“Masks protect you and your dank squad,” he reminds us.

Joe Sommerlad15 September 2020 11:23

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Hillary Clinton says Zoom fundraiser for Biden earns $6m

The former secretary of state and first lady took part in a celebrity-packed call for the Democratic candidate last night and revealed the event had whipped up more cash than Biden managed when he first announced his candidacy last year.

She also took the opportunity to denounce Trump for withholding the truth about coronavirus from the public and for failing to laugh at himself, especially regarding his awful hair.

Joe Sommerlad15 September 2020 10:16

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Biden appealing to Hispanic voters in Florida

The Democratic challenger needs to turn his fortunes around in the key swing state home to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and some of his fiercest supporternors, including the boat paraders.

He’s visiting today and promises to “work like the devil” to earn local Hispanic support.

Here’s why he finds himself with catching up to do in the Sunshine State.

Joe Sommerlad15 September 2020 09:49

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Accuses president of failing to protect Americans

“You know what is actually threatening our suburbs – fires”, Biden said yesterday as he turned his attention to Trump’s fearmongering in pursuit of middle class votes.

Andrew Buncombe has this on his attack on the president’s Nixonian “law and order” rhetoric.

Joe Sommerlad15 September 2020 09:45

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Biden forced to swat bug in middle of climate change speech

Speaking from outside the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington yesterday, the presidential challenger found himself bothered by a pestering insect, which he was duly forced to swat in order to be able to carry on critiquing the president.

The move somewhat undermined his “save the planet” message but was surely understandable in the circumstances.

Louise Hall has this one.

Joe Sommerlad15 September 2020 09:15

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Biden denounces Trump as ‘climate arsonist’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden dubbed his election opponent a “climate arsonist” in his own speech addressing record-breaking wildfires and the environment.

Here’s Louise Boyle on his reaction to Trump’s talk of “exploding trees” and his prediction that climate change will one fine day just go away on his visit to California yesterday.

Joe Sommerlad15 September 2020 09:11

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