President Donald Trump unleashed a stream of insults and defeats against leading Democratic leaders whom he accused of "pampering" criminals on Monday – calling his opponents both "fascists" and "radicals".
He also described the economic impact of the coronavirus as "God tests me" and joked that it might have been a penalty for him to build "the greatest economy" before it happened.
"Joe Biden is the puppet of the left-wing extremists who are trying to break down our borders, eliminate our police … denigrate our heroes, lose our energy," Trump told a crowd of a few hundred supporters in an airport hangar in Mankato, Minnesota.
"Fascists," he called them. "They are fascists." Then Trump slightly hedged himself off saying & # 39; some of them & # 39; be fascists. & # 39; Not all of them. & # 39;
The mini-rally was the second stop in a rapid-fire campaign through Minnesota and Wisconsin to counter-program the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, which was due to take place in Milwaukee before the pandemic. Each event grew bigger and bigger and many of the supporters did not wear masks.
At the next event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Monday, he told cheering supporters that he would serve "another four years" – and beyond.
Trump made the remark, made to laugh by a few hundred supporters who gathered in an airport hangar, that he deserved a "repeat" for calling his campaign "espionage" during the Obama administration.
It's a one-off topic that the president joked about online, even though rival Joe Biden has voiced his own fears that Trump will challenge the election results and try not to leave the White House.
Trump received spontaneous applause from "Four More Years!" of crowd members when he talked about the economic agenda, he wants to continue.
& # 39; Four more years! & # 39; said crowd members, including a group of elderly supporters in Trump gear, who threw their hands in the air.
"And then we'll go four years," Trump continued. "You know what? They spied my campaign so we could repeat it, ”Trump said.
With Democrat Joe Biden, who led him in a series of polls when the former Vice President opened his nomination convention, Trump said at all three stops that the Democrats would "destroy our second amendment" and "attack our right to life" stop – in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport: "I'm the only thing standing in the way of your second amendment."
New attack: Donald Trump accused the Democrats of being "leftist fascists" and then secured "some of them" in a fiery speech in Minnesota
Rally mode: Donald Trump attacked Democrats and Joe Biden in a hangar at the Mankato regional airport in Minnesota
Crowd draw: Donald Trump brought a warehouse in the US to the podium for the speech in front of Air Force One
Short trip: Donald Trump flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Mankato, where he was shadowed by the beast – the presidential limousine – as he walked a short distance to the hangar to speak
Crowd: Few masks were in evidence as Donald Trump's supporters gathered to watch his mini-rally speech at the second stop on his speedy campaign swing to Minnesota and Wisconsin
Economic Message: The President spoke about rebuilding the ruined economy as a challenge God had personally given him and indulged in a conversation with God about it
Themed masks: In part of the crowd there were more people in masks branded for the president
Trump then went into what he sometimes calls Obamagate, including allegations of FBI misconduct and corruption against him.
“You can call it what you want. I use the word treason, "Trump said.
The 22nd Amendment passed by Congress following the death of F.D.R. and ratified in 1951, the election of a president is limited to two terms.
Biden said in June that his "main concern" was that Trump would "try to steal this election".
Since then, the Democrats have howled Trump's attacks on postal ballot papers and the postal service.
The 74-year-old Trump spoke easily about an even longer term in office during a media hype. He predicted media networks would tank if Trump lost to Joe Biden.
"If I go, let's say 16, 20 years from now … go out of business when we go," he said.
At the second stop in Mankto, he exclaimed what he termed "left fascists" not long after he delivered his "law and order" message at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport with business owners he said were had their dreams burned ground 'during the riots following the murder of George Floyd.
"We're going all the way to the left," warned Trump.
Trump said he was rebuilding the economy and promised a "more than V-shaped" recovery
At one point, Trump brought up what he called the Conversation with God and suggested that the impact of the pandemic on the economy was determined by God.
“We built the largest economy in the history of the world, and now I have to do it again. Now you know what that is This is God testing me, ”he said.
& # 39; He said: & # 39; You know you did it once & # 39; and I said, & # 39; Did I do a great job, god? I'm the only one who can do it. & # 39; & # 39;
Trump then waved his forefinger as he blamed himself for God blaming him and said that God told him, “You shouldn't say that. Now you have to do it again. & # 39; & # 39;
The audience laughed, then Trump said to God, "Okay, I agree, you got me." But I did it once and now I'm doing it again. & # 39;
Trump again accused the Democrats of "manipulating" the elections through postal voting.
He also called Joe Biden an "idiot" on a riff, apparently in an interview with Washington Rep Pramila Jayapal who accused Republicans of manipulating Biden after she said, "We've been able to significantly push Joe Biden into doing things that he hadn't signed. " up beforehand, so he is flexible, he listens. & # 39;
Trump said, “What about the congressman I saw over the weekend?
& # 39; & # 39; & # 39; I'm in total control of Biden, he'll do whatever I say … I'm in total control & # 39; … what she says is, & # 39; I have total control of this idiot, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; & # 39; He'll do what the fuck I want. & # 39; & # 39;
It wasn't much easier for him and Sen. Kamala Harris or spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi.
"Does she love our country?" He asked longtime California lawmaker, calling the vice presidential candidate "another beauty" by accusing her of being the most liberal senator.
Supporters: Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff (2nd from left), is part of the campaign. Trump highlighted Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow (center), who is the chairman of the Republican campaign in Minnesota, during his speech
Hangar rally: Trump spoke of a pedestal erected in front of a hangar in Mankato
Here for the fans: Donald Trump walked along Air Force One at Mankato with a USA cap in hand – the smaller military version of a Boeing 757 that is used for shorter runways
Sign of enthusiasm: Donald Trump was greeted by his supporters at the mini rally in an aircraft hangar
Campaign Slogan: Donald Trump returned to Air Force One past a truck adorned with his campaign slogan
Pro-Trump: A supporter wore a T-shirt from a pro-Trump apparel manufacturer
Another hangar rally: The biggest crowd of the day was in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where Trump stopped for his third event
Largely exposed: Many of the supporters who came to the mini rallies did not cover their faces for the event – although others had found campaign-style masks
Participant: This was the scene in the hangar where Trump supporters could see the 56 minute speech
Masked message: Part of the crowd was largely masked for the event and faced an alternative campaign slogan
The crowd of supporters, some masked, some not out in the open, booed when Trump mentioned Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, the "Squad" member that recently won their elementary school.
& # 39; This woman is crazy. She's a terrible woman who hates our country, ”Trump said.
Earlier, Trump stopped in Minneapolis to hold an event involving small business owners whose businesses were damaged following violent protests and riots after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in police custody in May.
& # 39; I'm here to help you. We bring law and order back to your community. We will bring it back and we will bring it back immediately, "Trump told the supporters on the tarmac of the airport. He dared not go to the site of the protests or the Floyd memorial in town.
Minnesota governor Tim Walz said the White House had an interest in seeing Trump visit the makeshift memorial in Minneapolis at the site of Floyd's fatal encounter with the police on Memorial Day.
“I spent this weekend telling the White House why it was a really bad idea to let President Trump go under and stand by the George Floyd memorial and use it as a backdrop for his campaign and the pain and agony We feel in Minnesota, ”said the governor Monday during a virtual breakfast for the state delegation to the Democratic National Convention.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows denied Walz's testimony.
& # 39; Gov. Walz never contacted me, either the president or the campaign, so he may have misspelled it, ”Meadows told The Associated Press. We communicated beforehand so he has our contact information. & # 39;
On the tarmac in Minneapolis, Trump addressed about 150 supporters, half of whom wore masks and sang the "Four More Years". Trump told them that the Democrats will take away the constitutional amendment on carrying guns.
Democrats want to intensify their "left-wing war against the police," said Trump.
"You sympathize with lawbreakers and criminals."
Trump should also visit Wisconsin – the official host state of the fully virtual Democratic National Convention – to kick off a week of travel and political events aimed at mitigating the usual voting jump a candidate receives during his congressional week. The President conducts both public and private polls less than three months before election day.
"We're going to work very hard," Trump said before leaving the White House. & # 39; We have to. We come to the final crisis. We want to be there. & # 39;
Trump was expected to sharply criticize Biden's economic policies in the battlefield states of the upper Midwest, as he marked his heaviest week of political travel since the coronavirus ended the campaign plan and threatened his reelection chances.
On Tuesday, Trump will face Biden on his immigration policy during a visit to Yuma, Arizona. He will travel to Pennsylvania, the birth state of Biden, on Thursday before the Democrat's acceptance speech.
Trump's aggressive push comes as his path to re-election has narrowed since the coronavirus hit and was forced to play defense in the states that led him to re-election four years ago. Minnesota, which was considered a GOP pickup facility a year ago, now appears to be out of reach, Republicans say.
Wisconsin, a state that voted for Democratic President for decades until Trump's victory in 2016, has become one of the toughest battlefields of 2020. Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit the southern part of the state on Wednesday.
Trump's campaign sees the state's whiter, older population structure as cheaper than Michigan, which Trump also won four years ago, but which is increasingly viewed as a likely democratic revival.
Trump's campaign picks up on Biden's decision not to travel to Milwaukee for Congress, citing the pandemic as the Democrat "effectively giving up" on Wisconsin. The GOP brings Republican alternates to the state this week, including Pence and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel.
Democrats insist that they are still fighting the state where they are providing resources for television advertising and field organization, but that due to the coronavirus, Biden is just being cautious and not restricting essential travel.
Democratic candidate: Donald Trump described Joe Biden as the "left-wing extremist" puppet.
Killing: The death of George Floyd sparked protests and then riots in Minneapolis and across the country. The Minnesota governor accused the White House of planning a speech in which he died
Likely venue: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said the White House wanted to give a Trump speech at the memorial to George Floyd where he was killed. The White House chief of staff denied his account
He and Senator Kamala Harris, his recently announced run mate, will be delivering their congressional addresses from Biden's home state of Delaware this week to reduce the need for air travel.
The Republican Party and Trump campaign are also stepping up their efforts with Biden at the center. Trump Victory, the campaign's joint field program with the Republican National Committee, will hold over 2,500 events across the country, the RNC said. They also plan to knock on more than 1 million doors and call millions more voters during the week of the Democratic Convention.
This week's events come as Trump's campaign seeks to redefine what the president's political events look like in the age of coronavirus. Trump will address hundreds of supporters at airports in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Mankato, Minnesota two months after he was forced to abandon his plans to resume rallies while the cases resurgence.
"We'd like to hold these rallies, but I think you just can't do that, you can't do that now," said Trump in Mankato, saying he had accepted "airport hops" as an alternative.
Minnesota has a statewide mask mandate for indoor public spaces, and capacity needs to be limited so that safe social distancing can be maintained. Many Trump supporters at both events in the state did not wear masks during Trump's statements. In Wisconsin, supporters must be masked, but there is no statewide limit on the number of people who can gather.
Towards the end of his remarks in Oshkosh, Trump urged his supporters, "Make these nice postal ballots or just make sure your vote is counted." The line got broader mail-in votes despite its earlier attacks. Trump himself chooses absence in Florida.
"The only way we will lose this election is if this election is rigged," he told them.
"The only way they're going to win is this, and we can't let that happen," added Trump.
Trump's campaign, meanwhile, is trying to set historically high expectations of the Biden campaign.
"They better believe that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be somewhere between 8 and 10 points after this convention they hosted," Gidley told Fox on Monday, "just because the media is just crawling over them."
Donald Trump condemns Michelle Obama for tapping her opening speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention
President Donald Trump criticized Michelle Obama on Monday, accusing her of pre-taping her speech for Joe Biden.
The former first lady will be the keynote speaker on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, which is practically instead of in person for the first time.
Trump addressed the format as he greeted a few hundred supporters in Minneapolis, where he announced his own law and order campaign and hosted small business owners who said their dreams were set on fire in looting amid protests against the death of George Floyd.
He spoke in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, at the first stop in a series of speeches alongside Air Force One in Minnesota and Wisconsin, aimed to counterprogram the Democratic Convention that was supposed to be held in Milwaukee but is now completely virtual.
Attack on First Lady: Donald Trump took advantage of a campaign freeze in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport reportedly beat up Michelle Obama for recording her tape at the Democratic National Convention
Mini-rally: Donald Trump was greeted by a limited number of supporters in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on a campaign swing designed to counter the Democratic National Convention
Supporter: Trump spoke to a small crowd at the airport during the first stop of his campaign sweep through Minnesota and Wisconsin
Greeting: Supporters salute Trump as he holds a mini rally in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
Short stop: Donald Trump rejoins Air Force One after speaking to a small number of supporters at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport
& # 39; These are all recorded speeches. Michelle Obama, your speech is recorded, ”he said.
“Why don't you tell me that? I'll record my speech, "Trump said. He quipped that he would take several takes to get it right. “I'll make sure it's perfect. I'll make every word perfect, ”he said.
“You want to go to sleep. When you hear that a speech is recorded, it's not very exciting, is it? "Said Trump.
Trump brought up his own campaign substitute – introducing White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Although she is a taxpayer, government officials are permitted in certain circumstances to stand up for personal time.
"It is a great honor to work for the President for law and order," McEnany said in brief remarks.
First Lady Melania Trump had to fend off negative press coverage during her own congressional speech after it was revealed that passages had been removed from Michelle Obama's 2008 efforts.
Star of the night: Michelle Obama gives the keynote on the first night of the Democratic National Convention
Trump then called a number of business owners to talk about how they suffered when their stores were set on fire, including a pharmacy owner whose business was on fire.
"We will not hear a word about these innocent victims or left-wing violence at the Democratic Congress," Trump said.
Trump proclaimed "radical left anarchists" whom he blamed.
He also attacked Biden's new runner-up, Kamala Harris.
"She's the one who did so badly," Trump said. "She was embarrassed to leave town," he said of her time in the Democratic presidential primary.
"She went down like a stone in the water," Trump said.
D.Onald Trump calls Ilhan Omar a "terrible woman who hates our country" and accuses her of winning the democratic elementary school by fraud
President Donald Trump followed up on "Squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar in her home state of Minnesota and told supporters that she was a "terrible woman who hates our country".
Trump asked his mostly maskless crowd, gathered by Mankato, about how Omar had defeated a main Democratic opponent in the vote last week – joking that she probably cheated.
“I mean, I hear the boos. How the hell did she win elementary school? & # 39; he asked the crowd. “How the hell did she win? This woman is crazy. She is a terrible woman who hates our country. & # 39;
President Donald Trump beat Rep. Ilhan Omar in her home state of Minnesota on Monday, calling her "crazy" and a "terrible woman who hates our country" and joking that she probably cheated to win her elementary school last week
Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the four so-called "Squad" members, speaks in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the first election day. Trump schlug auch vor, dass Flüchtlinge wie Omar ein Problem für Minnesotaner seien, und prahlte damit, die Neuansiedlungsprogramme während der Pandemie einzustellen
In der Menge rief jemand dem Präsidenten zu: "Mail-In-Abstimmung".
'Ja, Mail-In-Abstimmung. Wir müssen nachsehen. Lassen Sie uns die Mail-In-Abstimmung überprüfen «, sagte Trump mit einem Lachen.
'Nein im Ernst. Wie geht es einer Frau, die unser Land hasst, die nur schlechte Dinge über unser Land und Israel und andere unserer Verbündeten sagt? Wie gewinnt diese Frau? Wo sind die Leute, die für sie stimmen würden? & # 39; Trump fuhr fort.
Die Präsidentin riss Omar wegen Kritik an der Polizeiabteilung von Minneapolis auf, die nach dem Tod von George Floyd am Memorial Day weltweit unter die Lupe genommen wurde.
„Die Polizeibehörde von Minneapolis ist bis zur Wurzel verfault. Wenn wir sie also abbauen, werden wir diesen Krebs los und lassen etwas Schönes aufsteigen. Durch diese Neugestaltung können wir herausfinden, wie die öffentliche Sicherheit für uns aussieht. 'sagte der erstmalige Demokrat im Juni.
Trump hat sich mit Omar mit dem mutmaßlichen demokratischen Kandidaten Joe Biden zusammengetan, weil er ihre Kommentare nicht abgelehnt hat.
"Dies ist, was das Land regieren wird", sagte Trump den Anhängern.
Der Präsident machte am Montag zwei Wahlkampfstopps anlässlich des Eröffnungstages des diesjährigen virtuellen demokratischen Nationalkonvents.
Er hielt in Minnesota an – einem Staat, den er 2016 verloren hatte -, bevor er nach Wisconsin ging, wo der Kongress der Demokraten stattfinden sollte.
Omar war nicht die einzige Demokratin, die Trump während seines Aufenthalts in Minnesota ausgewählt hatte.
Er machte zuerst eine Ausgrabung an Omars "Squad" -Kamerad, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, als Trump den "Green New Deal" lächerlich machte und sagte, er sei von einem "dummen Kind" geschrieben worden.
Er sprach ausführlich darüber, die Neuansiedlung von Flüchtlingen in den USA während der Coronavirus-Pandemie zu stoppen, und schlug seinem Publikum vor, dass er wusste, dass Flüchtlinge – wie der in Somalia geborene Omar – ein Problem waren. »Ich weiß alles über Ihre Hot Spots«, sagte Trump.
Und dann wiederholte er etwas, was er über Omar gesagt hatte, wandte es aber auf die Sprecherin des Hauses, Nancy Pelosi, an, mit der er seit Monaten in einer Pattsituation ist.
"Liebt sie unser Land?" Fragte Trump. "Ich glaube nicht."
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