Election News

Trump knocks Biden for campaigning from basement amid virus

President Donald Trump needled his Democratic rival Joe Biden Friday for limiting his campaign appearances to virtual events from the basement of his home in Delaware.

President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
“I’d love to see him get out of the basement so he can speak,” Trump said in a telephone interview with Fox News.

Trump is eager to resume normal campaigning, which has come to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. His rallies are a hallmark of his Republican campaign and help energize his base and provide his team with crucial data that will be used to turn out supporters in the fall. Biden, meanwhile, is known for connecting more effectively with people in smaller settings and has struggled with large rallies, something Trump would like to highlight.


Trump made his first trip out of Washington in more than a month this week. He relies on a federal supply of coronavirus tests to maintain a traditional schedule and said he’d be willing to provide Biden with that test as well if that helped resume normal campaign activities.

Trump offered to supply Biden with a rapid COVID-19 testing system. If Biden’s team asked for the tests, Trump said, “We would have it to them today.”

Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and anyone they come into close contact with are now being tested daily for COVID-19 after one of the president’s valets tested positive for the virus this week. On Friday, Trump revealed that Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, who is married to senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller, had also tested positive for the coronavirus. The availability of the tests has allowed Trump and Pence to resume a travel schedule and to host business leaders, medical professionals and lawmakers for meetings.

The stockpile of the rapid testing machines, which provide individual results in five to 15 minutes, is largely controlled by the federal government. Trump on Tuesday personally delivered boxes of test kits to the Navajo Nation, flying them on Air Force One to Phoenix.

Responding to concerns raised last week by Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of the U.S. Congress, that his office did not have the capacity to test all lawmakers returning to Washington, Trump directed that Congress be provided with three of the testing machines.

But in a rare joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell rejected Trump’s offer, directing the test kits to first responders and others on the front lines of fighting the spread of the virus.

Biden’s campaign did not respond Friday to inquiries about what the former vice president’s testing protocol has been or whether he’d accept any testing help from the White House. Biden has said he wears a mask around others in his home, including Secret Service agents.

Election News
3 Comments on this post.
  • Philip simon
    15 May 2020 at 5:50 pm
    Leave a Reply

    Baracka is a Ackacka.

  • Bobby Renner
    17 May 2020 at 2:07 pm
    Leave a Reply


  • Juliet McLean
    20 May 2020 at 4:48 pm
    Leave a Reply

    So, is Trump jealous? Trump said living in the White House is like living in a museum. Neither comment is befitting if the President of the United States. Shame on Trump!

  • Leave a Reply

    • Kamala’s Chinese Connection October 22, 2020
      Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was reportedly listed as one of several “key domestic contacts” for a Chinese business venture proposed in 2017 by Hunter Biden and James Biden, the son and brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, respectively. Fox News reported Thursday morning: A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving […]
    • Biden’s Top Ten Worst Moments October 21, 2020
      Democratic nominee Joe Biden took great pains during his debate with President Donald Trump to paint his Republican opponent as racially insensitive and politically divisive. The former vice president argued that the recent wave of protests and riots roiling America’s cities since the death of George Floyd in police custody has exposed Trump’s weakness as […]
    • Media Has Censored Trump 65 Times Compared to 0 for Biden, Study Finds October 19, 2020
      Facebook and Twitter have censored President Trump 65 times since May 2018, while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has gone completely unchecked by the social media giants, according to a new study by the Media Research Center. “Big Tech has caused serious damage to President Donald Trump’s ability to be heard on social media. Twitter and Facebook have […]
    • San Fran May Change ‘Racist’ School Names, Including Washington and Lincoln October 19, 2020
      The San Francisco Unified School District announced the names of 44 school names could be changed because of alleged links to racism and “colonization,” including those named after presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) namesake is also on the list. The school district’s School Names Advisory Committee is considering the name […]
    • Justice Department Sues Author of Melania Trump Tell-All Book October 16, 2020
      The Department of Justice sued the author of a book about first lady Melania Trump, claiming that Stephanie Winston Wolkoff broke a nondisclosure agreement that barred her from revealing confidential information obtained during her work for the president’s wife. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., asks a judge to order Winston Wolkoff to […]
    • Ex-Debate Moderator Caught in Lie – Trump Predicted It October 16, 2020
      President Trump mocked now-suspended C-SPAN political editor, Steve Scully, after admitting that he lied about his Twitter account being hacked after his message to former Trump aide-turned-adversary Anthony Scaramucci emerged. Scully, the "Washington Journal" host who was planned to moderate the now-canceled town hall debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, was suspended indefinitely on Thursday. […]
    • Trump Vows to Protect Healthcare from Illegal Migration October 16, 2020
      President Donald Trump is rebuilding support among older voters by spotlighting the damaging impact of illegal immigration on federal and state healthcare spending. “[Joe] Biden’s agenda would be a catastrophe for Iowa seniors,” Trump told his October 14 audience in Des Moines, Iowa. He added, Biden is pledging mass amnesty and federal health care for […]
    • Democrats Gave Their Cities to Domestic Terrorists October 15, 2020
      Democrat mayors and city councils have surrendered America’s largest cities to “domestic terrorists,” said Howard Safir, former New York City police commissioner and fire commissioner. He offered his remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Safir said, “It’s the Democratic cities who have basically ceded their cities to what […]
    • Biden tells majority of Americans not to vote for him October 14, 2020
      Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said during an interview on Monday that the 56% of Americans who say they are better off now than four years ago “probably shouldn’t” vote for him. Ironically, he added that they have “memory” problems. Fox News reported, “Gallup, in a survey between Sept. 14-28, found that 56% of registered […]
    • Radical Leftist Kills Patriot at Denver Rally October 13, 2020
      A leftist radical claiming to be a security guard murdered a peaceful “Patriot Rally” protester in downtown Denver after an altercation tragically escalated. Matthew Dolloff, 30, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder following the Saturday afternoon attack near the City Civic Center, not far from the state capital and a popular downtown […]