One of the big differences that was well established when the candidates for the U.S. presidency met in their respective national campaigns in August was the enthusiasm that characterized President Donald Trump’s gathering and the apparent apathy of Democratic candidate Joe Biden convention.
Now, with only five days left until the final day, the contrast is stark.
While thousands of people waited for President Trump at the airport in Bullhead City, Arizona, only a few dozen supporters attended the rally called by vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Oct. 28.
Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason tweeted a video that captures the vibrant atmosphere that President Trump fans experienced.
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) October 28, 2020
While Harris’s rallies in the parking lot in Phoenix and in Tucson at Pima Community College in Tucson only showed a few dozen people and a few signs, as seen in the video uploaded by Harris.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 29, 2020
Taking these two candidate presentations as a reference, President Trump’s advantage could be considered overwhelming.
One Twitter user predicts President Trump’s victory, while attaching a short video showing the contrast between President Trump fans and Biden rallygoers.
Trump is gonna win 🇺🇸 https://t.co/pfEVDOELLd
— The Election Wizard (@Wizard_Predicts) October 27, 2020
Another indicator that greatly favors President Trump’s re-election is the strong surge in African American favorability, which according to Rasmussen increased his approval rating by 21 points last week.
Thus, the black’s approval rating has reached a record 46%, which is several times the 9% obtained in 2016.
It should be noted that the media has been adverse to President Trump since it was foreseen that he could win the presidency in 2016.
President Trump mentioned in one of his public appearances that instead of freedom of the press there was suppression of the press, and at this moment it was more evident than ever.
User @RedPillMaC attached a video with Trump’s comments.
"We don't have Freedom of the Press, we have Suppression of the Press." pic.twitter.com/NJbXDYJGIg
— MaC.〽️ (@RedPillMaC) October 28, 2020
Additionally, a study by the NGO NewsBusters, published on Oct. 27, found that 92% of TV coverage was negative toward President Trump.
“Never more biased: TV punishes Trump with 92% negative coverage; 66% positive coverage for Biden,” said NewsBusters after analyzing the period from July 29 to Oct. 20.
The news programs analyzed were “NBC Nightly News,” ABC’s “World News Tonight,” and CBS’s “Evening News.”
“This time, it is obvious that the networks are pouring their energy into confronting and criticizing the president, not covering both campaigns equally,” NewsBuster added. During the time analyzed, President Trump received 839 minutes of air time while Biden received 269 minutes. But in those 839 minutes negative coverage was 92.4% of the time while Biden’s was only 7.6% negative coverage.