Biden Hopes to Avoid Getting “baited” into “brawl” with Trump and More News


Debate Brawl Worries, Biden Hopes to Avoid Getting Baited; and Fauci Issues Dire Warning for Fall and Winter.

Joe Biden speaks during presidential campaign 2020

Debate Brawl Worries, Biden Hopes to Avoid Getting Baited

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has some worries about the upcoming debates. On Thursday, he said he hopes to avoid getting “baited” into a “brawl” with President Trump.

“I’m looking forward to getting on the debate stage with Trump and holding him accountable,” said Biden. “I think I know how to handle bullies. We’ll find out. I hope I don’t get baited into a brawl with this guy.”

Not only that, but Biden also slammed Trump over comments made in author Bob Woodward’s new book. The book reveals how Trump downplayed the severity of the coronavirus to the public.

“This is a man who lied to the American people,” said Biden. He added that Trump’s “failings have not only cost lives, they’ve cost livelihoods and sent the economy into a tailspin.”

Consequently, Trump also had words against Biden on Thursday night while campaigning in Michigan.

“I have the distinct pleasure of running against the worst presidential candidate in presidential politics,” said Trump. “Can you imagine if I lost to him?”

Here’s hoping the president’s cellphone plan can handle the sheer amount of tweets sure to be made between now and the upcoming election.

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Fauci Issues a Dire Warning for the Upcoming Fall and Winter

Americans shouldn’t give up the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, warned Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday. Although the number of cases has been slowly declining, the country is closing in on more than 6 million confirmed infections and 200,000 deaths.

“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy,” said Fauci. He also warned about post-Labor Day surges and the emergence of hot spots. “It’s really quite frankly depressing to see that because you know what’s ahead.”

Fauci compared the coronavirus pandemic to the early days of HIV. More than 70 million people became infected and tens of millions died within a few decades of the epidemic’s start.

“We’ve been through this before,” said Fauci. Don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try to look at the rosy side of things.”

Fauci made his comments one day after President Trump was heard in an audio clip acknowledging how he downplayed the coronavirus despite knowing how dangerous it was. However, Trump says he did so to avoid panic. While this may be true, Americans have the right to know what they’re up against.

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