“People have put their own lives on hold right now,” Barnes said. “With the president’s visit, they see a level of irresponsibility that should never be in the White House.”
Scott Spector, senior adviser to the Biden for President campaign in Wisconsin, said the different approaches by Biden and Trump to campaigning in 2020 sum up how each candidate is approaching the pandemic.
“President Trump and Vice President Pence seem to throw caution to the wind and are willing to put peoples’ health and safety at risk,” Spector said.
In addition, the Republican National Convention was originally slated next week for Charlotte, North Carolina, until Trump clashed with the state’s Democratic governor over pandemic-related restrictions. Trump moved the convention to Jacksonville, Florida, but later canceled that plan after a surge in positive coronavirus cases.
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