07 August 2020

Donald Trump accuses Joe Biden of being ‘against God’ and ‘hurting the Bible’ as he looks to win support in swing-state Ohio

Donald Trump has accused presidential rival Joe Biden of being ‘against God’ as he looks to win back voters in swing-state Ohio.

Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Ohio back in 2016 in a pivotal victory on his way to election success.

Biden is currently the bookies' favourite to win the election later this year (SIPA USA/PA Images)

But Biden has overtaken Trump and now leads in Ohio according to four different polls.

And so with less than three months to go until voters head to the ballot boxes, the current leader of the free world has resorted to personal attacks on his Democratic counterpart.

Speaking at a small gathering at Cleveland Airport, Trump said: "He's following the radical-left agenda.

"Take away your guns, destroy your second amendment, no religion, no anything, hurt the Bible, hurt God.

"He's against God."

The comment was undoubtedly an attempt to illicit support from the large Christian contingent in Ohio - a section of voters who could prove key in clinching the state.

Biden is a practising Roman Catholic and would be just the second Catholic US president after John Kennedy if he were to win in November.

The Democratic nominee responded to Trump’s claims by saying: "President Trump's comments reveal more about him than they do about anyone else.

"They show us a man willing to stoop to any low for political gain, and someone whose actions are completely at odds with the values and teachings that he professes to believe in."

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