Suzanne Lynch’s US Election Diary: Defiant Trump resumes campaigning in Florida

Anthony Fauci warns US president is ‘asking for trouble’ by holding large rallies

US president Donald Trump has returned to the campaign trail with an outdoor rally in Florida, his first rally since being hospitalised with Covid-19. Video: Reuters

A defiant Donald Trump resumed campaigning last night with a rally in Florida, as infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warned the US president was “asking for trouble” by holding large campaign events.

Thousands of people, many without masks, crowded into an airport hangar near Orlando to hear the president.  Mr Trump, who was not wearing a facemask during the event, warned his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, would “replace the American dream with a socialist nightmare”.

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