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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:06 PM

Trump Makes Last-Ditch Play to Reclaim Seniors [View all]

Source: U.S. News and World Report

Donald Trump pleaded with senior citizens Friday to stick with him, promising free vaccines and therapeutics to help them fight the coronavirus and painting an apocalyptic picture of a Biden administration that would strip them of Medicare and Social Security benefits in a last-ditch pitch to reclaim an important voting bloc that's increasingly supporting his challenger.

"I will protect you, I will defend you, I will fight for you with every ounce of energy and conviction that I have," the president said Friday afternoon in Fort Myers. "You devoted your life to this country and I am devoting my life to you."

The pledge comes as polls show Trump shedding support at an alarming rate from seniors a demographic he handily won in 2016 by 7 points.

The most recent national polls, including one from CNN/SSRS and another from The Wall Street Journal/NBC News, found the former vice president with more than a 20-point lead over Trump among voters 65 and older.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-makes-last-ditch-play-to-reclaim-seniors/ar-BB1a6Ui2?li=BBnb7Kz

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