US Election – 7 things we learned as President goes to vote for ‘a guy named Trump’

Donald Trump has cast his vote in the US presidential election as the race for the White House enters the final throes.

The US president voted in West Palm Beach, Florida, which is near his private Mar-a-Lago club.

After casting his ballot, he told reporters: “I voted for a guy named Trump.”

Trump used to vote in New York but changed his residency to Florida last year.

With only 10 days to go until November 3, here are the latest developments.

Trump told reporters he voted for ‘a guy named Trump’

Donald Trump voted for himself

President Donald Trump voted in his adopted home of Florida before hitting the campaign trail for rallies in three swing states on Saturday.

After casting his ballot, he joked with reporters saying: “I voted for a guy named Trump.”

Trump cast his ballot at a library in West Palm Beach, near his Mar-a-Lago resort, after switching his permanent residence and voter registration last year from New York to Florida, a must-win battleground for his re-election bid.

About 54.2 million Americans have already cast early ballots, a pace that could lead to the highest voter turnout in more than a century, according to data from the US Elections Project.

Many states have expanded in-person early voting and mail-in ballots as a safer way to vote during the pandemic.

The US presidential election is only 10 days away

‘All you hear is Covid, Covid, Covid’

President Trump complained about the media’s intensive coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

He made the comments during a rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Wednesday evening.

Attacking two television networks, CNN and MSNBC, Mr Trump said: “That pandemic is rounding the corner. They hate it when I say it.

“All you hear is Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid.

“That’s all they put on, because they want to scare the hell out of everyone.”

Trump addressing supporters during a rally in Gastonia, North Carolina

‘Dark winter ahead’ – Biden

Joe Biden warned Americans that it is going to be a “dark winter” as the US continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the final presidential debate, the Democratic nominee said President Trump has “no clear plan” to tackle the crisis.

More than 8.8 million Americans have contracted Covid-19 and 230,068 have died after becoming infected with it.

Referring to Trump, Biden added: “And by the way, this is the same fellow who told you this was going to end by Easter last time.

“This is the same fellow who said, ‘Don’t worry, we’re going to end it this by the summer.’ We’re about to go into a dark winter

“A dark winter, and he has no clear plan and there’s no prospect that there’s going to be a vaccine available for the majority of the American people before the middle of next year.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about his plans for combatting the coronavirus pandemic

Obama urges people to vote

Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech on Wednesday night to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The former US president said during a 30-minute speech at Lincoln Financial Field: “I am asking you to remember what this country can be.

“What it is like when we treat each other with respect and dignity. What is it is like when our elected officials actually behave responsibly.”

He also encouraged Democrats to turn out and vote.

He said: “We can’t just imagine a better future. We’ve got to fight for it. We’ve got to out-hustle the other side.

“We have to outwork the other side. We have to vote like never before.”

Barack Obama urged Democrats to turn out and vote for Joe Biden

Trump says it is ‘foolish’ to carry out Covid-19 tests

Donald Trump has said it is “foolish” to test people for coronavirus because it makes the number of cases in the country go up.

During a campaign rally in Lumberton, North Carolina, he said: “You know why we have cases? It’s because we test so much.

“In a lot of ways it’s good, and in a lot of ways it’s foolish.”

He added: “If we tested half, cases would be half.”

His comments came after it was reported that 83,000 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the US on Friday.

Trump said the US has many cases because it carries out many tests

Piers Morgan says he had a 25-minute call with Donald Trump

Journalist  Piers Morgan  seems to have ended the downturn in his relationship with President  Donald Trump.

The  Good Morning Britain  presenter, 55, said he had a 25-minute phone conversation in which they spoke about several topics – from coronavirus to Boris Johnson to Joe Biden.

They have known each other for a long time, but their relationship seemed to take a downturn recently, with Trump unfollowing Piers on Twitter.

The journalist had beforehand slammed Trump’s handling of the  coronavirus  crisis, writing in a  Daily Mail  column: “President Trump’s bats**t crazy coronavirus “cure” theories are not just shockingly senseless and stupid – they’re going to kill people.”

After Trump unfollowed him, Piers tweeted: “UPDATE: President @realDonaldTrump has unfollowed me on Twitter, hours after I wrote this @DailyMail column.”

Donald Trump and Piers Morgan pictured together last year

Sacha Baron Cohen hits back at Donald Trump

Sacha Baron Cohen has hit back at Donald Trump after the US President branded him a “creep”.

In response, the Borat star branded Trump a “racist baffoon” in a social media post on Saturday.

Sacha’s entertaining response came shortly after the US President allegedly called him a “creep” and slammed the comedian for “not being funny”.

The star tweeted: “Donald — I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don’t find you funny either.”

He added: “But yet the whole world laughs at you. I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!”

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