US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ocala International Airport in Ocala, Florida on October 16.

Donald Trump on Friday escalated his assault on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying he must be “locked up” for doubtful allegations of corruption. The US president was talking at an election rally within the state of Georgia.

“Lock up the Bidens. Lock up Hillary,” Trump instructed his supporters on the rally in Macon, Georgia, in search of to tie Biden to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic challenger he beat in 2016.

Biden leads Trump narrowly within the state that has firmly been Republican and has not voted for a Democrat since 1992.

Biden, in the meantime, stored the main target of his assaults on the US president’s dealing with of the Covid-19 pandemic. At a rally in Michigan, a battleground state that Trump received narrowly in 2016, Biden mentioned the Republican incumbent had “gone around the bend” for repeatedly claiming the US had “turned the corner” on the outbreak.

With lower than three weeks left for the shut of polling on November 3 – greater than 25 million folks have already voted by means of mail or in particular person – Trump was trailing Biden by 9 share factors within the RealClearPolitics common of nationwide polls and 10.6 factors within the FiveThirtyEight weightage of polls.

The US president has been desperately making an attempt to shift the main target of the election from his dealing with of the pandemic to his Democratic rival, questioning his age, his psychological well being standing, and utilizing a doubtful information story – which is being investigated by the FBI as a attainable Russian misinformation ploy – to allege corruption by Biden.

Earlier on Friday, in Fort Myers, Florida, Trump sought to succeed in out to the aged folks – a key assist base that felt alienated by his dealing with of the pandemic. “We are rounding the turn. I say that all the time. Some of the media doesn’t like hearing it. But I say it all the time, we’re rounding that turn.”

Biden, who has questioned Trump’s claims prior to now, slammed him at a rally in Detroit, Michigan. “He’s still living in a dream world. He keeps telling us that this virus is going to disappear like a miracle,” Biden mentioned. “As my grandfather Finnegan might say if he were here… he’s gone around the bend. Turned the corner – my lord! It’s not disappearing. In fact, it’s on the rise again.”

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