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Under siege for his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump on Wednesday cited what he said was his son's mild attack of the virus as the reason American schools should reopen as soon as possible

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Besieged by his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump quoted on Wednesday as he said his son’s mild episode of the virus was one reason why American schools should reopen as soon as possible

Trump made the comment about his son, Barron, as the president traveled to Iowa on a mission to build support in the battlefield states he won in 2016 but which he risked losing to Democrat Joe Biden just three weeks before the election

First Lady Melania Trump announced in a statement earlier today that the virus that struck both her and her husband had also infected their 14-year-old son

The president, a Republican who follows Biden in national opinion polls and some major state opinion polls, raised his son during a rally at Des Moines airport, in the ‘Iowa

“I don’t even think he knew he had it,” he said of Barron, “because they’re young and their immune system is strong and they fight it. 999% and Barron is handsome And he is free « 

« Barron tested positive In, like, two seconds it was Barron is alright now He’s tested negative, right? Because it happens People have it and it’ll get the kids back to school , we must bring the children back to school « 

Trump has sought to convince states to reopen schools and return to normalcy, but teachers’ unions have fought the move, arguing teachers could be infected by their students Funding for protective measures in schools was taken up in partisan struggle in Washington

Trump’s Iowa shutdown is part of tour through critical states to decide who will win the Nov 3 election

« Twenty days from today we will reach this state, » Trump said on a blustery night in Des Moines, where many members of the crowd were not wearing masks to protect themselves against the new coronavirus that has killed nearly 216,000 Americans

On Thursday he will be in North Carolina and Florida, Friday he will campaign in Florida and Georgia and on Saturday he will speak in Michigan and Wisconsin These are all states he won in 2016 but which risk going to Biden this year, potentially denying Trump a second term

He should spend Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, then embark on a western swing

Trump on Wednesday tied a statistical tie with Biden in key battleground Florida at 47% vs. 49% with a four-point credibility gap, a Reuters / Ipsos opinion poll showed, although Biden has a 10 percentage point advantage nationally among likely voters

On Thursday, Trump and Biden, who were due to hold a second presidential debate, will instead participate in televised town hall duels NBC News said Trump’s event in Miami would be held outdoors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

The fact that Trump, who fell ill with the virus earlier this month, travels to Iowa so close to election day suggests his campaign is concerned about voter support there for his re-election Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state by almost 10 percentage points in 2016, but opinion polls showed Iowa was competitive

Nearly 15 million Americans voted, setting a record pace at the start, according to the US Elections Project at the University of Florida Many are looking to avoid the expected crowds on Election Day

In the last presidential election, 14 million Americans voted as early as October 16, 2016

About two dozen people showed up more than two hours before polling stations opened in Memphis, Tennessee, to claim spots online, local media reported, as polling opened in Kansas, Rhode Island and Tennessee

In Georgia, where long lines slipped out of polling stations and onto sidewalks in the first two days of early voting this week, Gwinnett County election officials reported waiting until three hours before voting on Wednesday

Trump appears to spend much of the week galvanizing his white, conservative base rather than seeking to appeal directly to undecided voters, many of whom live in the country’s suburbs

On Thursday, he travels to Greenville in rural North Carolina, a tightly fought state where early voting will begin that day, and then to rural Georgia and central Florida on next day

A Reuters / Ipsos poll released this week showed Biden widening his lead in major states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – states Trump won in 2016

Iowa has seen spike in COVID-19 cases, with hospitalizations at record high Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has resisted all statewide containment measures such as the tenure of wear masks and urged Trump supporters on social media to run for president en masse

Additional reports by Eric Beech and David Brunnstrom; Writing by Steve Holland and James Oliphant; Edited by Noeleen Walder, Peter Cooney, Howard Goller and Cynthia Osterman, Ross Colvin

All quotes have been delayed by at least 15 minutes See here for a full list of exchanges and delays

Donald Trump, Iowa, Des Moines, Joe Biden

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SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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