Trump launches tour to seize convention limelight from Biden

President Trump is due to embark on a busy schedule of counterprogramming as the Democratic convention begins, criss-crossing the country before arriving in Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday.

Officials say they want to contrast the president’s travels with the presumptive nominee staying close to home to deliver his convention speech.

On the day that Biden is due to accept the nomination, the president’s visit to Pennsylvania, they say, will highlight residents’ allegations that Biden touts his blue-collar roots without having delivered much for Scranton.

“What you’re going to hear about is how his policies left those people behind and how the policies he’s pursuing now show how out of touch he is with his hometown,” said one official.