Ahead of the US presidential election on the 11th, US President Donald Trump shoots his hometown New York City one after another at the scene of a re-election campaign, drawing attention to the intention.
On the 23rd (local time), President Trump accused New York of being a “ghost town” in his last TV debate before the presidential election.
He said, “Look what happened to New York. “It’s a ghost town,” he said. “I have loved New York for a long time. But the lively New York is dying, and everyone is leaving.” Earlier on the 12th, he wrote on his twitter, “New York has fallen to hell.”
The New York Times (NYT) analyzed this as “President Trump turned his back on his hometown.”
The New York State governor and mayor criticized him every day for the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and his sentiment was hurt when the New York State and Manhattan prosecutors investigated their businesses. In addition, the painful experience of New York City citizens driving votes to former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, NYT said.
In fact, according to NYT, President Trump has stopped visiting New York since last year. Last year, I visited New York City only three times. This year, all I visited was to visit my younger brother.
It is also attacking at the policy level. While withholding federal funding from New York City, it is also opposing the construction of New York City train tunnels. Last year, it moved its official address to Florida. The NYT interpreted that “President Trump actually stamped his divorce papers.
However, some say that Trump sacrificed New York for political intent. “President Trump’s hitting New York is a high-level electoral strategy to win the votes outraged by the elite on the east coast,” said Anthony Skaramuchi, former White House Public Affairs Commissioner.
In response to President Trump’s gossip, the New York family also issued a warning. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “President Trump will need strict guards when he returns home.” “Forget the guards. “If you want to walk the streets of New York, you’d better bring troops.”
In contrast, President Trump is working on Florida. In Florida alone, he campaigned twice a day on the 23rd. Among them, it is focusing on targeting the voters of the elderly.
Florida is an essential contender for a reelection victory. In the last presidential election, the votes of 65-year-old Florida voters played a crucial role in winning the presidential election. However, in this presidential election, the vote of the elderly is leaning toward Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Some analyzes say that the damage from the novel coronavirus is concentrated in the elderly.
In response, President Trump visited The Villages, a representative retirement village in Florida, saying, “I always cherish, love and protect the elderly in our country.” He also attacked, “Candidate Biden’s health insurance policy is that he wants to take care of illegal foreigners more than our seniors.”
Reporter Lee Min-jung [email protected]