Biden, Trump outline coronavirus strategy in pair of addresses

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March 24, 2020: Biden, Trump discuss coronavirus response. blank    blankblank   


Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


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“If you thought the battle over whether or not to impeach Trump would be the defining moment of the President’s first term in office (as we all did), well, things have changed.

This coronavirus fight is now the thing that very likely will make or break Trump’s chances at a second term this November. And it’s really a series of fights: There’s the obvious physical health one but there’s also a massive economic fight, a mental health battle and a leadership test all wrapped in there too.”

– Chris Cillizza, CNN editor-at-large

Democrats

  • Joe Biden delivered a televised address from his Delaware home in which he discussed Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden also said he would begin vetting at least six potential vice presidential nominees in the coming weeks. Also Monday, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the largest public-sector union nationwide, endorsed Biden.

  • Bernie Sanders won the Democrats Abroad primary, according to official vote totals released Monday. The primary was conducted March 3-10 and was open to all U.S. citizens living abroad who did not vote in a state or territorial primary. Sanders won 58% of the vote and nine of the group’s delegates. Biden won 22% and the remaining four delegates.

Republicans

  • In his daily press briefing, Donald Trump said that the coronavirus pandemic looked as if it would get worse before getting better. Trump said that the country was not built to sustain a prolonged shutdown and that he would soon consider whether it was time to lift restrictions on business.

Flashback: March 24, 2016

The Los Angeles Times published an interview with Bernie Sanders in which he stated that he planned on making the case to the party’s superdelegates that he was the stronger candidate than Hillary Clinton.blank

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