"The Biden lockdown, he's willing to lock you down. You guys aren't even open yet. What the hell is going on with your state? You know, Florida's open all this, Florida had a surge. Great Governor. Surge, went down. Arizona had a surge, went down. Great governor. Texas had a surge went down. You guys never opened. The hell is going on in Pennsylvania, right? The Biden lockdown will crush America. We will crush the virus, we're doing that. We're crushing the virus. Look at our numbers compared to Europe. You know, they always said, oh, Europe, Europe. Look at our numbers compared. And we had the biggest of of any country. The biggest comeback. We came back faster. We went down less economically. Came back faster. If you want depression, doom and despair. Vote for sleepy Joe Biden. And boredom."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) US President Donald Trump:
"And you know what? Four or five months ago when we started this whole thing, because, you know, before the plague came in, I had it made. I wasn't coming to Erie. I mean, I have to be honest there there's no way I was coming. I didn't have to. I would have called you and said hey Erie, you know, if you have a chance. Get out. But we had this thing when we were so far up. We had the greatest economy ever, greatest jobs, greatest everything. And then we got hit with the plague. And I had to go back to work. Hello, Erie, may I please have your vote?"
Speaking to a crowd of thousands in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump declared that the United States was "crushing" the coronavirus.
"This is an election between a Trump super recovery and a Biden depression. You will have a depression the likes of which you have never seen," the president said in Erie. "If you want depression, doom and despair, vote for Sleepy Joe. And boredom."
But the president's pitch that he should lead the rebuilding of an economy ravaged by the pandemic has been overshadowed by a series of fights. In the last two days he has attacked the nation's leading infectious disease expert and a venerable TV newsmagazine while suggesting that the nation was tired of talking about a virus that has killed more than 220,000 Americans.