Donald Trump has bemoaned not being able to sell weapons to his dictator pals before being criticised for turning his presidency into a reality TV show by Barack Obama.

One week out from polling day, the President and opponent Joe Biden are racking up the air miles, criss-crossing the United States in a last-ditch bid to push the needle in swing states.

Launching his final push, front runner Biden cast the race as a "battle for the soul of the nation" and looked to invoke wartime President Franklin D Roosevelt while speaking at the late Democrat's holiday home.

Team Trump, meanwhile, did their best to ignore their website getting hacked, and defaced, while the President risked another sexism backlash, the same day First Lady Melania Trump made a rare campaign appearance.

Here's all you need to know.

Trump can't sell weapons to dictators

Donald Trump said he is friends with the world's dictators

The US President told a rally in Lansing, Michigan, he is "friendly" with many world leaders, including dictators, and they all tell him he's doing an "incredible" job with the economy.

"The next question is they want to buy our military equipment, because we make the best weapons anywhere in the world," he continued.

"And sadly, many of these nations who are not that friendly, we have to say no. Does that make sense?" Trump added.

Melania doesn't 'always agree' with Trump

Melania Trump admitted she doesn't agree with some of her husband's tweets

Referring to the President’s erratic tweets, the First Lady said it was important for the public to hear from their leader directly through social media.

Speaking in Pennsylvania to around 300 supporters at her first major campaign appearance she said: "For the first time in history, the citizens of this country get to hear directly and instantly from their President every single day through social media.

"I don’t always agree the way he says things, but it is important to him that he speaks directly to the people he serves."

Trump website 'hacked with sinister message'

Trump's campaign website was hacked

For a few minutes, the events page of the President's campaign website showed a message claiming the site had been "seized", apparently placed there by hackers, before going offline entirely.

It added that the world had "had enough of fake news" spread by Trump and claimed "multiple devices" had been compromised, allowing the hackers access personal data.

In a statement, the Trump campaign team said it was working with law enforcement, but assured there had been "no exposure to sensitive data".

Biden declares election 'battle for soul of US'

Biden spoke at the holiday home of FDR

Speaking at Warm Springs, Georgia, the vacation home of wartime President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Biden addressed a crowd below a banner reading: "Battle for the soul of the nation".

"I believe this election is about who we are as a nation, what we believe, and maybe most importantly, who we want to be," he said.

"Time and again throughout our history, we've seen charlatans, the con-men, the phony populists, who sought to play on our fears, appear to our worst appetites, and pick at the oldest scabs we have, for their own political gain."

Trump: 'Husbands want to get back to work'

Trump risked invoking another sexism row

Trump risked accusations of sexism, after addressing married women in a crowd in Michigan, telling them their "husbands want to get back to work".

The President is struggling to secure the support of women in next week's election, and previously told "suburban housewives" he would save them from an "invasion" of income housing near their homes.

Last week, referring to the prospect of Biden's running mate Kamala Harris eventually becoming President, he said: "We're not going to have a socialist president. Especially a female socialist president."

US expats torn between Brexit Britain and Trump

American expats in Britain have a big decision to make

The London based accountancy firm, Bambridge Accountants, found that 5,816 Americans gave up their citizenship in the first six months of 2020, up an enormous 1,210% from the previous year.

While some renounce their citizenship because of onerous tax returns requirements, the firm also found that for many, the “pandemic has motivated [them] to cut ties and avoid the current political climate.”

Jamie Mac, 39, who is originally from Denver, Colorado but now lives in Edinburgh, is one American torn about whether to return home : "This isn’t just a Republican versus Democrat, this is literally democracy versus the Trump administration."

Obama: Trump is 'jealous' of Covid

Barack Obama has continued to slam Trump

Obama issued a scathing rebuke of the incumbent President's bungled  coronavirus  response, while saying he had ruined the economy he inherited in 2016.

Speaking at an election rally in Orlando, he urged Americans to turn out "like never before" for Biden, accusing Trump of being "jealous of Covid's media coverage", after the President bemoaned how much TV time it gets.

"The pandemic would've been challenging for any president, but the idea that this White House has done anything but completely screw this up is nonsense," added Obama.