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Biden blasts Trump for ‘tragic milestone’ of 200,000 virus deaths

By AFP
23 September 2020   |   8:55 am
Joe Biden makes a campaign trip to the electoral battleground of Wisconsin, blasting US President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. During a speech at the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, Biden said the US was about to pass a "tragic milestone" of 200,000 coronavirus deaths.

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