The presidential election is just weeks away, with Americans choosing between Donald Trump and Joe Biden when it comes to who will serve as the Commander-in-Chief beginning in January. However, while polls seem to indicate that the Democratic nominee has an edge on his incumbent opponent in the race, Trump isn’t without his endorsements for the job—even though his latest may be from somewhere that doesn’t help his platform.
In an interview with CBS News Friday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid revealed that the Islamic militant organization was supportive of the President’s reelection bid, with hope that he wins again and follows through on a campaign promise to finish U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
“We hope he will win the election and wind up U.S. military presence in Afghanistan,” Mujahid said.
The President’s campaign communications director, Tim Murtaugh, told the news organization that the President and his campaign rejected the support from the Taliban. However, that didn’t stop people from talking about the endorsement on social media, with many noting that they aren’t the first foreign entity to express support for the President.
The endorsement is potentially the latest blow to the President’s re-election bid, as polls continue to show that despite his supporters still behind him, he is trailing behind Biden in several polls when it comes to undecided voters and swing states.
The latest projections from 270 To Win, which tracks the usual way states vote and the number of electoral votes they receive, show Biden with a clear path to victory for the Presidency, with a total of 188 safe electoral votes from states that traditionally vote Democratic, with an additional 102 from states that are likely to or lean towards voting Democratic. That puts him over the 270 votes needed to win the election with 290.
As for Trump on those same projections, he secures 76 safe electoral votes and 87 additional likely ones, for a total of 163. In that scenario, even if he secured all 85 votes that are considered a toss-up in swing states, he would still come up short on a path to victory.
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