Less than three weeks before the November 3 elections, Superman or the old cast of Star Trek have appeared in the race for the White House, while the smell of Donald Trump and the news of a satirical newspaper have also been made a gap in the debate.
These are the most curious news of recent days in a United States in full campaign.
– The smell of Trump –
Donald Trump is known for what he says, but there are also many who wonder what he smells like. And British television star Piers Morgan, who became close to the president after taking part in his reality show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2007, revealed the mystery.
The Republican millionaire emits aromas of “a fairly expensive aftershave and not too strong, with a mild and light smell,” Morgan said when questioned by a journalist from The Guardian.
“You can imagine he smells like a quirky ’70s nightclub owner, but no,” he added. “You get a scent of hairspray, because it is permanently combed.”
Morgan was for a time one of the few people Trump followed on Twitter, but stopped after the Brit wrote an article critical of him.
– Biden wants the vote of the ‘Trekkies’ –
Long live and prosperity: Joe Biden’s campaign organized this week a virtual event to attract the vote of the ‘Trekkies’, fans of the science fiction saga Star Trek.
Stars of the series such as Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew and George Takei were invited to the event, organized by two former candidates for the Democratic primary: Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang.
To show that he is a true fan, Buttigieg, former mayor of the small town of South Bend in Indiana, even tweeted a photo of himself as a child in a Star Trek costume.
Joe Biden’s campaign team did not waste time to position their candidate: “President Biden is the most logical choice, by far, and Vice President Harris will bravely go where no woman has gone before,” he wrote in reference to the title of one of the first episodes of the series (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”) and the fact that, if the Democratic formula is chosen, Kamala Harris will become the first vice president in the history of the United States.
– Superman? Almost –
According to the New York Times, Donald Trump intended to wear a Superman t-shirt under his shirt when he left the hospital last week after his coronavirus infection. The objective? Make believe that the disease had left him weak in the first steps to immediately rip off his shirt and display the famous red and yellow Superman logo, thus underlining his bravery.
The Republican would have discussed the idea with some of his advisers during their telephone conversations from the presidential suite of the hospital, also according to the same newspaper.
The president, who has resumed electoral rallies since his recovery, has said that he feels like Superman and is even immunized against covid-19 by a “protective glow.”
– For Babylon –
Many people have ever fallen into the trap of mistakenly sharing an article from a satirical site on social media for going too fast. And Donald Trump has been no less.
The president tweeted a story on the satirical page Babylon Bee, which claimed that the ruling reported by Twitter on Thursday afternoon was aimed at preventing the dissemination of information contrary to Joe Biden.
“Wow, that has never been done in history!” Exclaimed Donald Trump, who has 87 million followers on the social network and later became the object of satire.
– Halloween at the White House –
Masks are normally part of Halloween costumes any year, but also crowds, visiting neighbors and sharing sweets, some of which are difficult to maintain in the midst of a pandemic.
The White House assured, however, that its annual festivities continue “at full steam” on October 31 with some modifications by the covid, according to CNN.
The event typically brings dozens of families, typically employees, military or local school students, to the White House annually to share activities with the president and the first lady.