Trump’s counter to Democratic convention? Swing state trips.

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President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is looking to counter next week’s Democratic National Convention with travel to several swing states — including Wisconsin, which was to have hosted the Democratic gathering.

Trump campaign announced Friday that Trump will host events aimed at attacking his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, on Monday in Wisconsin and Minnesota and on Tuesday in Arizona.

Democrats moved their campaign completely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans also cancelled nearly all of their convention, scheduled for the following week, because of the outbreak.

Trump’s events in Mankato, Minnesota, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are being billed as remarks on Biden’s “failures on Jobs and the Economy.” Tuesday’s speech in Yuma, Arizona, is advertised to be on Biden’s “failures on Immigration and Border Security.”

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