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Donald Trump boasts of leading the early vote


President Donald Trump said he was leading the early vote and said he was aiming for a 12-year term during his first of two campaign stops on Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan – despite polls showing he was behind Joe Biden stays behind.

The president called his Democratic rival Joe Biden a "criminal" and overturned the state's Democratic government. Gretchen Whitmer – who had recently been nearly kidnapped in a conspiracy – chanted his noisy crowd to imprison him and her.

Trump then mocked the idea of ​​replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, slapping protesters who had gathered across the country to demand racial equality, saying it would be "nice" if they did would be "pushed around" by federal agents.

Michigan marked the first stop on his three-day campaign tour of four major swing states, coming just a week after holding his first public event after his four-day hospital stay for COVID-19.

President Donald Trump appeared in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday for his first of two campaign events. He's traversing four key states on a three day spring and will also be holding a fundraiser in California

President Donald Trump arrives in Muskegon, Michigan, for a rally on Saturday during a three-day tour of four swing states

President Donald Trump arrives in Muskegon, Michigan, for a rally on Saturday during a three-day tour of four swing states

He told the crowd the Democrats must be shown a "thunderous defeat at the ballot box". "By the way, it seems to be happening," said the president

He told the crowd the Democrats must be shown a "thundering defeat at the ballot box". "By the way, it seems to be happening," said the president

He admitted that if the coronavirus pandemic hadn't happened, he thought the choice would have been his

He admitted that if the coronavirus pandemic hadn't happened, he thought the choice would have been his

Trump said he was aiming for a 12-year term during his first of two campaign stops on Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan

Trump said he was aiming for a 12-year term during his first of two campaign stops on Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan

The president called his democratic rival a "criminal" and overturned the state's democratic government. Gretchen Whitmer - with his noisy crowd locking him and her up

The president called his democratic rival a "criminal" and overturned the state's democratic government. Gretchen Whitmer – with his noisy crowd locking him and her up

"It just came out, we're leading – early voting," the president told thousands of supporters outside the Muskegon County airport on Saturday night.

He told the crowd the Democrats must be shown a "thundering defeat at the ballot box". "By the way, it seems to be happening," said the president.

He admitted that if the coronavirus pandemic hadn't happened, he thought the choice would have been his.

"This thing wouldn't even be a choice," he said, then referred to the "plague."

"I didn't have to come to Michigan," Trump added, claiming he won the state because production had returned.

However, he later alternated between an unusual lack of confidence in his ability to secure a second term and claiming that he would secure not only a second but also a third term – a move that would mean changing the law in force overthrow the seat of government.

Trump said he will be in office until Jan. 20 – when the next president is inaugurated – before quickly changing the pace and saying, "12 will now be the gold standard".

"We go until January 20th," he said in a rare moment of uncertainty.

"But I don't think we need to worry … we'll get the next four years and then if we decide to go for an additional four or eight or so," he said, sending the crowd singing even more years! & # 39 ;.

"I think 12 will be the gold standard now, which will be the new chant."

When Trump arrived in Muskegon, he realized that the wind could damage his hair.

"Get me a hat off the plane," he said, nodding to Air Force One.

He also joked that he was in a hat-clad Trump and winter hat seat before Adjutant John McEntee came on stage and presented the President with a red hat that said, "Keep America Great."

Trump was a match for many of the maskless night owls in the crowd at the time – only about a third of the thousands of people who gathered at the airport wore masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Supporters smile as they listen to the president speaking in Michigan. Many wore red MAGA hats, but very few wore face masks

Supporters smile as they listen to the president speaking in Michigan. Many wore red MAGA hats, but very few wore face masks

Supporters hold Make America Great Again banners for Trump at the rally where he boasted that he "did more in 47 months than Biden in 47 years".

Supporters hold Make America Great Again banners for Trump at the rally where he boasted that he "did more in 47 months than Biden in 47 years".

Maskless crowds listen as Trump is beaten up against Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer for locking the state

Maskless crowds listen as Trump is beaten up against Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer for locking the state

He also downplayed a recent right-wing militia conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer and say, “They say she is threatened. And she accused me. And our people were the ones who worked for their people.

He also downplayed a recent right-wing militia conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer and say, “They say she is threatened. And she accused me. And our people were the ones who worked for their people.

At the rally, Trump pounded Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer for banning the state.

"You have to get your governor to open up your state, okay?" he told the crowd of mostly maskless followers.

"And open your schools."

He also downplayed the latest right-wing militia conspiracy to kidnap them.

“You say she was threatened. And she accused me. And our people worked for their people, ”Trump told the crowd.

In response, a Trump fan shouted "Liars!" in front of a "lock them up!" Singing broke out.

At another point a supporter shouted, "Lock him up!" – a notice addressed to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Trump hit his rival repeatedly during the rally.

A crowd of Trump supporters from Michigan sang, "Lock them up!" of the state's Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer (pictured) when the president downplayed a right-wing militia conspiracy to kidnap her

A crowd of Trump supporters from Michigan sang, "Lock them up!" of the state's Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer (pictured) when the president downplayed a right-wing militia conspiracy to kidnap her

& # 39; He's a criminal. He's committed crimes, ”Trump said.

He later falsely accused Biden of firing a Ukrainian prosecutor who was dealing with the company advising Biden's son Hunter.

"It makes Crooked Hillary look like an amateur class," Trump said.

Later at the rally he added, "I've done more in 47 months than Joe Biden in 47 years," he claimed before saying, "A vote for Republicans is a vote for the American dream."

He added, "Can you imagine this sleepy guy coming in?"

In addition to reaching for Biden, Trump attacked Representative Ilhan Omar and appeared to mispronounce her name – the day after Republican Senator David Perdue was classified as "racist" for deriding Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris' first name.

Trump said Omar "doesn't love our country too much, I don't think so."

The president famously said of Omar and other black Congress women in the past that they should return to the "utterly broken and crime-ridden places" from which they came.

Trump spooned Michigander's some of his signature culture war fodder, including the fact that Democrats want to "blow up" Mount Rushmore and "tear down" the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument.

"That is what we are dealing with," Trump said cheerfully.

He mocked liberals who want to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, pointing out that they have likely lost the Italian-American voice.

He commended his third Supreme Court election, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, which is likely to be ratified by the Republican Senate before election day.

"Amy will do it, she did it great, it is great to watch her," enthused Trump, calling her much more impressive than the "radical left senators".

"Unlike Joe, she doesn't need notes, it's nice," said Trump.

Trump launched an attack on Representative Ilhan Omar and appeared to mispronounce her name - the day after Republican Senator David Perdue was classified as "racist" for deliberately missing Kamala Harris' first name

Trump launched an attack on Representative Ilhan Omar and appeared to mispronounce her name – the day after Republican Senator David Perdue was classified as "racist" for deliberately missing Kamala Harris' first name

He commended his third Supreme Court election, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, which is likely to be ratified by the Republican Senate before election day

He commended his third Supreme Court election, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, which is likely to be ratified by the Republican Senate before election day

Trump continued to boast of "super duper missiles" adding that they were "all made in the US, by the way."

Trump continued to boast of "super duper missiles" adding that they were "all made in the US, by the way."

Trump is leaving Air Force One on his arrival in Michigan for the rally when he starts up the campaign with just over two weeks to go

Trump is leaving Air Force One on his arrival in Michigan for the rally when he starts up the campaign with just over two weeks to go

Trump also poked fun at an aide and crew member for Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris who contracted the coronavirus. "We wish her all the best," he said sarcastically. "She is in seclusion," added Trump.

As a precaution, Harris has canceled all of her campaign trips through Monday, but she is technically not in quarantine.

Regarding his own fight against the virus, Trump joked that he was surrounded by droves of doctors.

"And each of them wanted to touch a different part of my body," said Trump, laughing.

At one point, Trump broke into his law and order rhetoric and said he would fund more police, while calling federal agents' tenacious tactics against protesters who demand racial justice "beautiful".

"There is something to it when you saw everyone being pushed around, there is something very beautiful about it. I don't care what anyone says. Politically incorrect, ”he said.

He also said he has so much support from police groups that "he couldn't read the list because it is so long".

"We even got New York law enforcement approval," he beamed.

Trump continued to boast of "super duper missiles" adding that they were "all made in the US, by the way."

The president ended the rally with his typical step – dad dances to the YMCA.

In Janesville, Wisconsin, his second rally on Saturday night, Trump used many of the same lines of attack.

It was surrounded by thin blue line flags – a nod in appreciation for police officers.

In Wisconsin, he complained that the closing debate hosted by NBC News' Kristen Welker was not fair.

"I've known her for a long time, she's extremely unfair, but that's fine," the president complained to the crowd. & # 39; She deleted her entire account. I wonder why I can not imagine that. & # 39;

Welker deactivated her Twitter account on Friday shortly after Steve Scully from C-SPAN, who was supposed to moderate the canceled second presidential debate. He was put on administrative leave after lying about a tweet sent to Trump critic Anthony Scaramucci asking for advice.

Trump also tried to shake off Biden's enormous donation advantage.

"I could raise more money than anyone else in the history of politics," he boasted. He said he didn't because he didn't need the money.

The president also told his crowd, "Mexico is paying for the wall," reiterating a popular election promise made in 2016.

Trump also referred to his so-called Muslim "ban," which pointed to the French beheading case and sent good wishes to the country's president, Emmanuel Macron.

He adapted his blunt speech to the farmers in Wisconsin and promised to prevent the Democrats from pushing through the "Green New Deal". He reiterated that one of the plan's most prominent supporters, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was not a good student.

"And we're not going to let them take your cattle," Trump said.

The President appeared alongside Senator Ron Johnson at the Janesville rally. Johnson, like Trump, recently recovered from COVID-19. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany traveled with the President on Saturday while Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel was spotted at the Michigan election freeze. Both McEnany and McDaniel had tested positive for the virus.

All in all, the three-day trip, which begins on Saturday, takes him through four important swing states: Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona, with only 17 days left until the 2020 presidential elections.

He will also fly to California on Sunday to do an Orange County lost property shave at tech mogul Palmer Lucky’s estate.

Since recovering from the coronavirus, Trump has held rally after rally and officially returned to the campaign on Monday.

He traveled to Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, back to Florida for his town hall on NBC News Thursday night, to Georgia, and then back to Florida.

President Donald Trump sets out on Saturday to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base as he embarks on a three-day campaign blitz of rallies in four major swing states

President Donald Trump sets out on Saturday to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base as he embarks on a three-day campaign blitz of rallies in four major swing states

Ted Nugent warms the crowd ahead of a Trump rally on Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan. After President Trump tested positive and recovered from coronavirus, he expanded his public events schedule

Ted Nugent warms the crowd ahead of a Trump rally on Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan. After President Trump tested positive and recovered from coronavirus, he expanded his public events schedule

Vendors lined the entrance to a Trump rally at Muskegon County Airport in Michigan on Saturday

Vendors lined the entrance to a Trump rally at Muskegon County Airport in Michigan on Saturday

Supporters of President Donald J. Trump wait in line to attend his campaign rally at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin on Saturday

Supporters of President Donald J. Trump wait in line to attend his campaign rally at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin on Saturday

Florida and North Carolina seem more promising for Trump than the Midwest, which was traditionally Democratic until it freaked out Wisconsin and Michigan in 2016.

But that didn't stop the president from going there anyway.

The president arrived in Wisconsin as the state broke a record for new positive coronavirus cases on Friday.

It's the third time in a week that a new record has been set in the state.

Wisconsin also hit record highs in hospital stays and deaths, according to The Associated Press.

The state's Democratic Governor Tony Evers publicly voiced his concern that the president is holding the rally in his state on Saturday.

"If nothing out of the ordinary happens by then, he'll be promoting a super-spreader event," said Evers. "As governor or the state of Wisconsin, I would surely ask him personally if people wear masks and if they are physically far away."

In Janesville as in Michigan, Trump demanded that Evers open the state.

Although Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Barron Trump, Hope Hicks, Stephen Miller and a number of other Trump aides and congressional allies have contracted the coronavirus since the end of September, the president has not changed his attitude towards the virus or taken additional security measures at his rallies .

However, he has thrown branded masks into his crowd.

Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers accused Trump of "promoting a super-spreader event" with his rally in Janesville. People are lining up upstairs to attend the rally in Wisconsin before it is due to begin on Saturday

Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers accused Trump of "promoting a super-spreader event" with his rally in Janesville. People are lining up upstairs to attend the rally in Wisconsin before it is due to begin on Saturday

Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers accused Trump of "promoting a super-spreader event" with his rally in Janesville. People are lining up upstairs to attend the rally in Wisconsin before it is due to begin on Saturday

Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers accused Trump of "promoting a super-spreader event" with his rally in Janesville. People are lining up upstairs to attend the rally in Wisconsin before it is due to begin on Saturday

Trump sets out to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base for the rallies on Saturday

Trump sets out to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base for the rallies on Saturday

Trump supporters gather in Janesville ahead of a rally as Trump launches a three-day campaign blitz

Trump supporters gather in Janesville ahead of a rally as Trump launches a three-day campaign blitz

The president arrives in Wisconsin as the state broke a record for new positive coronavirus cases on Friday

The president arrives in Wisconsin as the state broke a record for new positive coronavirus cases on Friday

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