President Donald Trump undermined his own pitch to seniors. The end of straight-ticket voting leads to long lines in Texas. And a nonprofit is sending hot pizza and food trucks to voters waiting in line.
There are 20 days until the election and 62 days until the Electoral College meets.
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Trump Undermines His Own Pitch to Seniors
Trump needs seniors, but he keeps getting in the way of his own outreach.
Voters over the age of 65 were a key part of his 2016 coalition, and they’re crucial to him winning states like Arizona and Florida this time around.
But recent polls show Biden with a double-digit lead among seniors.
So the Trump campaignannounced this week it would be spending eight figures on ads promoting his handling of coronavirus and attacking Biden on Social Security and Medicare in a bid to win back seniors.
But Trump undermined all of that Tuesday with a tweet that made fun of Biden’s age by arguing that he should be a resident of a nursing home.
3:50 AM · Oct 14, 2020
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