What to Know
- Joe Biden courted seniors in his third visit to battleground state Florida in one month
- Biden spoke at a senior center in Pembroke Pines and a drive-in rally in Miramar
- The events come eight days after Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, made stops in both Little Haiti and Little Havana
Joe Biden headed to Broward County Tuesday to court seniors with Election Day just three weeks away -- his third visit to Florida in just a month.
Biden spoke at events in Pembroke Pines and Miramar.
To Trump, “you’re expendable, you’re forgettable, you’re virtually nobody,” Biden said at a senior center in Pembroke Pines.
The “only senior Donald Trump seems to care about” is himself, Biden added.
After frequently criticizing Trump for not doing enough to promote wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus, Biden was wearing two masks, an N-95 underneath a blue surgical mask, as he deplaned in Florida. Later in the day, he switched to his normal mode of donning just one.
Introducing Biden in Pembroke Pines, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz noted that “neither of these men will walk into the White House without the blessing of Florida seniors.”
“Much is made of the rise of the youth vote, and thank God for it,” the Florida congresswoman said. “But it’s residents 65 or older who still swing elections in the Sunshine State.”
Biden also held a drive-in rally designed to promote voter mobilization in the heavily African American community of Miramar. His swing coincided with a $500,000 donation from billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg to increase Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade County.
“I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I will govern as an American president,” Biden said to supporters blaring their horns as they listened from cars. “I’ll work as hard for those who vote against me as those who vote for me.”
The events come eight days after Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, made stops in both Little Haiti and Little Havana before Biden spoke during a NBC News town hall held in downtown Miami.
Ahead of the visit, Biden's campaign released an ad promoting early voting and mail-in voting across the state of Florida.
Trump made another campaign stop in Florida as well on Monday at a rally in Sanford. Trump is scheduled to attend a Thursday event in Miami and another event Friday in Ocala.
Florida is again forecast to play a crucial role in the race for the White House, with a NBC News/Marist poll released last month showing the race being a dead heat between Biden and Trump.
The Sunshine State has backed the winning candidate in all but two races since 1928, with Trump defeating Hillary Clinton by just under 113,000 votes in 2016.