The Donald Trump reelection campaign on Sunday sought to brush off another outbreak of the Coronavirus in Trump’s team by focusing its attacks on Joe Biden’s energy levels and accusing him of “47 years of failure”.
Only nine days before the vote, the US has been caught up in a surge of Covid-19 cases, recording a record daily number of new cases of nearly 89,000. Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, and several aides, tested positive over the weekend, swelling the list of the administration staff to have been infected with the virus.
Campaign Spokesperson Tim Murtaugh spoke to Fox News. “The vice president is going to continue his travel schedule,” he said. “He takes this very seriously… The folks on his staff are in quarantine, and he relies on the very sound medical advice of the White House medical unit.” Murtaugh then slammed Biden for his light campaign schedule, claiming that the Democratic candidate was “feeling the heat” and took “five out of six days off” before the last presidential debate on Thursday.
“President Trump has accomplished more in 47 months than Joe Biden has in 47 years of failure,” Murtaugh said. The remarks highlighted the contrast between Trump’s furiously paced campaign and Biden’s more conservative approach.