US election row as Iain Dale shut down by Donald Trump supporter: ‘Look at his record!’

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Republicans Overseas Spokesperson Greg Swenson insisted he is “absolutely” proud that Donald Trump is the Republican candidate for President. When asked if he is proud of the Republican candidate, Mr Swenson told LBC: “Yes absolutely. He’s the outcome President. He’s an acquired taste for a lot of people, especially in Europe.

“He’s all about outcomes and I was a little suspicious of him back in 2016.

“I was not confident that he would govern as a conservative, but he has.

“He has governed like a conservative and he’s had great outcomes for Americans and for the world.”

Mr Dale interjected: “You can look at his record on Covid, for example. That is not a great outcome.”

Mr Swenson continued: “To talk about outcomes, his outcomes have been fantastic.

“They’re consistent with the European outcomes on Covid. In terms of the economy, he crushes the European outcomes.”

He added: “To blame the President for deaths is indecent and dishonest.

“He’s a different kind of President.

“The way he came in here was to shake the tree, to throw a grenade in the room.

“And that’s because we had generations or at least decades of people on both sides of the aisle that promised things and didn’t deliver, and there was this frustration from the voters that outcomes weren’t being delivered.”

President Donald Trump will hold two campaign rallies on Wednesday in the battleground state of Arizona, where polls show him narrowly trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden, as the White House race heads into its final six-day stretch.

Mr Biden, who has repeatedly criticized Trump for failing to contain the coronavirus pandemic, will receive a briefing from public health experts and deliver a speech near his home in Delaware on his plans to combat COVID-19 and protect Americans with pre-existing health conditions, his campaign said.


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Mr Biden still leads Trump comfortably in national opinion polls in a race dominated by the pandemic, which has caused more than 225,000 U.S. deaths, cost millions more their jobs and spurred a rush to vote early by many Americans looking to avoid health risks from exposure. The race is tighter in several battleground states where the election might be decided.

More than 70 million people have cast early in-person and mail ballots, according to data compiled by the US Elections Project at the University of Florida. That is a record-setting pace and more than half of the total 2016 turnout.

The huge volume of mail ballots – more than 46.8 million have already been cast – could take days or weeks to tally, experts say, meaning a winner might not be declared the night of November 3, when polls close.

Only eight of the 50 states expect to have as many as 98 percent of ballots counted and publicly reported by midday on the day after the election, according to a New York Times survey of election officials.

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