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.Biden campaign adviser Ron Klain confirmed the move on Twitter.The decision was reportedly made before news broke that Mr. Trump was being transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for several days.
Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.8:45 AM · Oct 2, 2020
I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID. Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands.12:22 PM · Oct 2, 2020
This cannot be a partisan moment.It must be an American moment.We have to come together as a nation.5:56 PM · Oct 2, 2020
Former President Barack Obama and Senator Kamala Harris of California offered their prayers to President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, on Friday evening, colliding with the timing of an emailed fund-raising appeal from the Trump campaign.The subject line: “Lyin’ Obama.”“Lyin’ Obama and Phony Kamala Harris are calling up their Liberal MEGA DONORS to come and rescue Joe Biden’s failing campaign,” read the message. “They’re holding a COASTAL ELITE fund-raiser RIGHT NOW.”Just minutes earlier, Mr. Obama and Ms. Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, had opened their virtual fund-raiser by wishing the president and his wife a speedy recovery, with the former president urging all Americans to hope for the president’s recovery even in the middle of a contentious campaign.The combative tone of the email came hours after the Biden campaign pulled down all its negative ads against the president, though some already in circulation could take time to stop airing.The Trump campaign has said it has no plans to stop its attack ads against the Democratic nominee. Announcing an event on Thursday in Peoria, Ariz., to be headlined by Vice President Mike Pence, the campaign accused Mr. Biden of “advocating for the far-left’s agenda” and having “turned his back on Arizonans.”