- The Washington Times - Friday, October 2, 2020

Joseph R. Biden’s campaign is pulling negative ads from the air for the time being in light of President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis, the campaign said Friday.

The decision was reportedly made before news broke that Mr. Trump was being transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for several days.The Trump campaign signaled it was not about to do the same.

“Joe Biden used his speech in Michigan today to attack the president repeatedly on Social Security, the economy, and job creation,” said Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. “Now Biden wants credit for being magnanimous?”

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala D. Harris attended a virtual fundraiser with former President Barack Obama on Friday and spoke at a “drive-in” rally in Las Vegas.

Mr. Obama and Ms. Harris kicked off the fundraiser by extending their best wishes to Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive for the virus.

The president’s team sent out a fundraising email blast around the time the fundraiser was going on that said “Lyin’ Obama” and “Phony Kamala Harris” were teaming up with “Liberal MEGA DONORS” to try to bail out Mr. Biden’s campaign.

The email said Mr. Biden, who as Mr. Murtaugh indicated was in Michigan Friday, was “probably already asleep in his basement.”

Ms. Harris didn’t mention the president by name at the Las Vegas event but alluded to his criticisms of mail-in voting at one point.

“We know there are powerful people trying to suggest that you can’t trust the process,” she said. “Trying to suggest it’s rigged, or it’s this or it’s that. But we know better.”

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