Trump Says Great Winter Ahead, Not ‘dark winter’

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at HoverTech International, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(AP) – President Donald Trump is downplaying his opponent’s concerns about the surge in coronavirus cases as he campaigns in Pennsylvania.

Trump spoke to thousands of mostly unmasked supporters who gathered Monday to hear him near an airport surrounded by Lancaster County farmland. With Election Day just over a week away, average deaths per day across the country are up 10% over the past two weeks, from 721 to nearly 794 as of Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

But Trump says Democrat Joe Biden’s comments that the nation is facing a “dark winter” is a mistake. He countered, “It’s going to be a great winter.”

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