Biden national press secretary talks campaign trail, focus on Florida

Published: September 24, 2020 5:25 PM EDT
Updated: September 25, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

There are 40 days until Election Day, and both presidential candidates are focused on Florida, as it plays a huge role in who will become the next president.

We spoke to Joe Biden’s national press secretary recently, and he believes Floridians will vote on the issues.

Press secretary TJ Ducklo said there’s lots of time for the Democratic presidential nominee to prove his case.

“I think the polls are a snapshot in time,” Ducklo said. “I think what’s important are the issues that are impacting families every single day. It’s this virus; it’s the economy.”

Ducklo believes that by the time people are ready to vote, the issues will push people toward Biden.

For a long time, the Biden campaign has been saying that President Donald Trump is losing support among seniors because of how he handled the virus; however, those same polls are saying that Biden is trailing behind and losing support among seniors.

“I think the choice for seniors is very clear,” Ducklo said. “Between Joe Biden, who would protect their health and put their health and safety first always, and Donald Trump, who we know has lied to the American people about the seriousness of the virus.”

Making headlines just over a month until Election Day, Trump refused to acknowledge a peaceful transition if he loses.

“We will have to wait and see,” Trump said publicly.

“We’re not surprised that he would throw something out there like that to try to, to take people’s attention away from the issues that are actually impacting people’s lives,” Ducklo said.

If Trump wins the election, does Joe Biden accept it?

“Of course,” Ducklo said. “Joe Biden believes, believes that we should count every vote. And if every vote is counted, of course, he will accept the outcome of the election.”

The first presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday. Ducklo said Biden is very excited for it.

Presidential Debates:
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 9 to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 9 to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 9 to 10:30 p.m.

Vice Presidential Debate:
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9 to 10:30 p.m.