Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is back in the basement and will not return to the campaign trail until after the second – and final – presidential debate against President Trump Thursday night, the New York Post reports.
Though an interesting choice, this “lid” is not uncommon for the former vice president, who has called more than 10 of them since the beginning of September. He also spent the first several months after securing the Democratic nomination campaigning virtually from his Delaware home.
But Trump is not letting the last 15 days of his campaign slip away.
The president will spend Monday hosting two rallies in Prescott and Tucson, Arizona and will continue on to campaign events in Pennsylvania and North Carolina on Tuesday and Wednesday.
And his campaign team is not slowing down either.
In a tweet, Eric Trump shared that the team will divide and conquer several key battleground states over the next few days.
In the next 48 hours, Vice President Pence will travel to Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Ohio; Eric Trump will travel to New Hampshire and Michigan; Lara Trump will travel to Nevada and Arizona; Ivanka Trump will travel to Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina; and Donald Trump Junior will travel to North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 19, 2020
First lady Melania Trump is also scheduled to appear at a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on Tuesday – her first in over a year, according to NBC News.
According to the Post, Biden will spend the next few days focusing heavily on debate prep with no public events on his schedule.
As of Monday, President Trump has no formal debate prep scheduled, the New York Times reports.
With only 15 days left until the election, this is a critical time for each candidate’s campaign as both try to sway undecided voters.
So, why on earth is Biden returning to the basement?