Trump campaigns in Minnesota, declares victory in Tuesday’s debate
President Donald Trump visited Minnesota for the third time in the last several weeks for a campaign rally in Duluth. Trump and his campaign team continue to believe that the traditionally blue state is up for grabs in November and have been increasing their presence there.
Trump, fresh off the first presidential debate of 2020, told the crowd he was happy with his performance.
“I really enjoyed last night’s debate with Sleepy Joe … the verdict is in and they say that we, all of us, won big last night,” he said. “Last night I did what the corrupt media has refused to do: I held Joe Biden Accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayals, and 47 years of failure. The whole nation saw the truth — Joe Biden is too weak to lead this Country [sic]!”
Tuesday’s debate received overwhelmingly negative responses from both sides of the aisle and has led the Commission on Presidential Debates to consider changes to the format for future debates. Both candidates shouted over each other and refused to listen to the debate moderator, Chris Wallace.
“Donald Trump showed the country last night just how unfit he is to be president,” Biden said on Wednesday.
Trump went on to tell the Minnesota crowd that Biden, under President Barrack Obama, wiped out the Iron Range closing several iron plants in their state. He said thousands of workers were laid off under Biden’s watch but thanks to his tariffs and trade deals the jobs have come roaring back.
He also attacked Biden for calling Antifa “just an idea.”
“Joe Biden says Antifa is just an idea. Well ideas don’t assault cops, and they don’t burn down buildings. Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization,” Trump said.
The president’s rally was just miles from Minneapolis where violent protests erupted after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The protests grew more and more out of control until Trump stepped in and offered federal assistance. His popularity in the state even amongst Democrats went up for his response to the riots.
Trump earned the endorsements of six Democratic mayors from Minnesota earlier in September which may prove his campaign theory that the state is still very much in play.
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