As the Democratic frontrunner built on his lead, Trump and Republicans kept stumbling over coronavirus
Good week: Joe Biden
The former vice-president cemented his lead over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race with another string of primary victories on Tuesday most significantly in Michigan, where the leftwing senator had sensationally beaten Hillary Clinton in 2016. Biden currently holds a lead of 881 delegates to Sanders 725 and the race moves next week to four states the Vermont socialist lost to Clinton last time: Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. If Biden wins the swing state of Florida, especially, it could be a knockout blow to Sanders in the race for the nomination. Belying his usual gaffe-prone image, Biden made a calm, statesmanlike speech on Super Tuesday election night praising Sanders and his supporters for their tireless passion and calling on them to help him defeat Donald Trump together. And he took the same measured tone on Thursday when he made a statement about the escalating coronavirus emergency attempting to draw a contrast with the chaotic handling of the epidemic so far by the man he hopes to replace.