Mid-term Elections: 5 days to go, Trump hits Florida

With mid-terms around the corner, President Donald Trump has begun his campaign in Florida, reeling his usual banters on the Democrats. His strategy has been quite simple, focusing on the issue of illegal immigration.

Florida is the first stop of Trump’s six-day, eight-state, 11-rally tour. More than 3.4 million people in Florida have already voted. Surprised at the huge response, Trump jokingly remarked at the crowd saying, “Wow! Everybody voted already? Then what the hell am I doing here tonight? Goodbye.” The crowd cheered and laughed marking a good start in the final week.

A possible win by the Democrats in the Congress may cause minute investigation into Trump and his administration, blocking many domestic agendas. The situation could lead to a stage of impeachment of the President, however, such a scenario has not happened to date.

Number if controversies continue regarding his administration, especially after the very recent Pittsburgh Synagogue attack. However, he paid his respects to the 11 people killed in the incident, oh his Tuesday visit to Pittsburgh. Reports also suggest that the so-called migrant caravan heading for the United States may prove a vote winner with the midterms.

On the other hand, Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The media mogul talked about everything from the lynchings, the discriminations against the suppressed and oppressed people.

“I’m here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter,” she said.

Winfrey, who said she is a registered independent, has long championed Democratic Party causes and some fans earlier this year tried to encourage her to run against Republican President Donald Trump in 2020.

The poll results are on Tuesday, November 6, which will decide who holds power over the major decisions made. Opinion polls have expected a close call between the Democrats and Republicans. The stakes are high for US President Donald Trump, as if Democrats gain a majority, he will lose a significant amount of the power that he currently holds.

By Sharmita Kar (With inputs from Reuters)