Biden News – Live: John McCain’s widow backs ex-vice president, says “we are Republicans, yes, but first and foremost Americans”

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Joe Biden received another prominent Republican endorsement on Tuesday, with Cindy McCain, widow of Arizona Senator and Vietnam War hero John McCain, announcing his support for the Democratic candidate.

Ms McCain wrote on Twitter: “We are Republicans, yes, but first and foremost Americans… There is only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values ​​as a nation, and that is Joe Biden.

The former vice president, speaking to his supporters in a video, commented Tuesday on the death toll from the coronavirus in the United States, which has reached 200,000 dead, condemning Donald Trump as someone who “wants to write off those we lost as dummies ”.

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Former vice president says Trump ‘wants to cancel’ 200,000 coronavirus deaths

Biden yesterday released a new video marking the United States’ official transition to its latest grim coronavirus toll, the highest in the world, expressing the basic compassion you would expect from a world leader and attacking Trump for asserting during ‘An Ohio rally a day earlier that the disease “affects virtually no one.”

“This virus has left a huge hole in the heart of this country and President Trump wants to write off those we have lost as ‘non-people’,” he said. “This president is trying to erase the reality we live in today because he thinks it helps him politically. We cannot let this happen.

In contrast, Trump defended his record, claiming that 200,000 Americans amounted to “doing it right” because the death rate could have been much higher.

Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn before leaving for his last rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the president initially declined to answer a question about the country’s latest deadly milestone from the pandemic before reluctantly saying about Covid-19: “I think it’s a shame. I think if we didn’t do it right and we didn’t do it right you would have two and a half million dead… China should have stopped it… I think that’s a horrible thing.

Joe SommerladSeptember 23, 2020 9:39 AM

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John McCain’s widow approves of Biden

Joe Biden received another prominent Republican support on Tuesday, with Cindy McCain, widow of Arizona senator and Vietnam War hero John McCain, announcing his support for the Democratic candidate.

Ms McCain wrote on Twitter: “We are Republicans, yes, but first and foremost Americans… There is only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values ​​as a nation, and that is Joe Biden.

The late John McCain, 2008 Republican presidential candidate, was known for his acrimonious relationship with Trump, who notoriously mocked the veteran pilot for being shot down during the conflict in Southeast Asia and held captive for six years .

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Joe SommerladSeptember 23, 2020 9:02 AM

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