Trump news – live: President returns to campaign trail as SCOTUS pick makes first pitch at Senate hearing

Trump news – live: President returns to campaign trail as SCOTUS pick makes first pitch at Senate hearing
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday, 12 October, 2020
Donald Trump says he could ‘kiss’ supporters at first rally since his Covid-19 diagnosis.

Earlier the White House says the president has tested negative for coronavirus ‘on consecutive days’ in a released report from his physician, Commander Sean Conley.

Donald Trump flew to Florida for his first Make America Great Again rally since his treatment for Covid-19 at Walter Reed Medical Centre. He boarded Air Force One with no mask.

As Joe Biden spoke to union autoworkers at a drive-in rally in Toledo, Ohio, Trump praised the performance of the stock market, underlining one of the Biden campaign’s key economic arguments against the president — that he doesn’t understand their economic struggle, particularly during the pandemic

“All Trump can see from Park Avenue is Wall Street. That’s why his only metric for American prosperity is the Dow Jones,” said Biden as car horns sounded in approval.

Trump’s re-election campaign is meanwhile in dispute with the respected Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, after it used his words out of context in a political ad to make it appear as though he were praising Trump. “In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate,” Dr Fauci said in response.

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Trump finishes Florida rally

Donald Trump has wrapped up his MAGA rally in Sanford, Florida, and will now fly back to Joint Base Andrews onboard Air Force One.

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 01:04

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Trump ready to ‘kiss’ supporters in rally crowd

Donald Trump says he could “kiss” supporters at his first rally since his Covid-19 infection, as doctors say he has tested negative for coronavirus twice.

“One thing with me, the nice part,  I went through it and now they say I am immune,” said Mr Trump.

“I feel so powerful, I will walk into that audience, I will kiss everyone in that audience, I will kiss the guys and the beautiful women, I will give you a big fat kiss.”

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 00:25

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Trump supporters packed in for Florida rally

Donald Trump’s supporters did not socially distance at his MAGA really despite Florida seeing 1,500 new coronavirus cases today

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 00:19

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Few masks on display at Trump’s Florida rally

Very few masks or social distancing was on display as Donald Trump appeared at his first rally since being diagnosed with Covid-19.

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 00:16

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Trump again will not confirm peaceful transfer of power

“We were a legally sworn-in administration. They tried before the fact, they tried after the fact, and now they say ‘We want to know if you will agree to a friendly transfer of power?’” said Mr Trump.

“For four years they have been trying to get us out of office, we will take care of it all after the election.”

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 00:13

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Trump hammers polls that put him down in Florida

“We are winning by a lot more now than we were four years ago, and 22 days from now we are going to win this state and four more years in the White House,” said Mr Trump.

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 00:06

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Trump hold rally in Florida

Donald Trump tells supporters at Florida rally that opponent Joe Biden is “not a nice guy by the way.”

“He had a very bad day, if I ever had a day like he had today they would say it is over,” said Mr Trump.

“He is not 100 per cent, he is not 80 per cent, he is not 60 per cent, as a country we cannot have it.”

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 00:04

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Trump holds MAGA rally in Florida

“It’s great to be back in my home state of Florida to make my official return to the campaign trail,” said Mr Trump.’

President says he is “humbled” by the support he has received.

Graeme Massie13 October 2020 00:01

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Donald Trump lands in Florida for MAGA rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Graeme Massie12 October 2020 23:58

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White House says Trump tests negative for coronavirus

Graeme Massie12 October 2020 22:47

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