President Donald Trump criticized Joe Biden as a "worn-out politician" when he launched a series of campaign rallies in critical battlefield states on Saturday.
He mocked his Democratic rival for holding drive-in rallies rather than traditional ones during the coronavirus pandemic.
“People in cars – I don't get it. I've never seen so few cars, "said Trump. & # 39; And the cars weren't in a circle. They were too close together. They weren't socially distant. & # 39;
& # 39; It was a tiny little amount. They run a pair of horns – honk, honk, ”he added.
The Biden campaign purposely held smaller rallies during the coronavirus pandemic and many of them have people left in their cars. Biden was hosting a drive-in event in Bristol, Pennsylvania on Saturday.
: & # 39; I wish I could drive car to car to meet you all. I don't like the idea of all this distance, but it's necessary, ”Biden told his followers. "What we don't want is to be a super spreader."
President Trump repeated his attacks on Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, during his event. He claimed Hunter Biden made millions through contacts in Russia, Ukraine, and China because his father was a vice president.
& # 39; The son didn't have a job, nothing. Unfortunately, he was forced out of the military and suddenly he's making millions of dollars, "Trump said.
"His father is responsible for three," Trump said of Russia, China and Ukraine.
The crowd roared in response, "Lock him up."
President Donald Trump criticized Joe Biden as a "worn-out politician" when he launched a series of campaign rallies in critical battlefield states
President Donald Trump spoke to the North Carolina Lumbee tribe
Trump supporters at the Robeson County Fairgrounds
President Trump held an event with a few thousand people in North Carolina
The president also attacked Biden for saying he would not stop fracking. One of Trump's campaign arguments against Biden is his claim that the Democrat would end the practice of injecting high pressure fluid into underground rocks, boreholes, etc., to open existing cracks and extract oil or gas.
"He's either crazy or the worst liar," Trump said of Biden's claims he would not end the practice used in the battlefield state of Pennsylvania.
Trump courted the Lumbee Indian tribe during his event. There were several "Lumbees for Trump" signs in the crowd. Trump said he would sign the Lumbee Recognition Act once he was re-elected.
& # 39; This is not a traditional rally. These are short, focused remarks that will generally focus on his vision for Native American communities and the forgotten men and women of North Carolina, "said a senior administration official.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest tribe in North Carolina, the largest tribe east of the Mississippi, and the ninth largest in the nation.
"On November 3rd, we will ensure that the forgotten men and women are never forgotten," said President Trump.
"I fight for every American of every race, color and tribe," he said cheerfully.
He claimed the Obama administration had abandoned Native Americans.
"Under this government you will never leave. I will always be proud of our incredible Indian community," he said.
He also said Indians were badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
"The Indian country was hit very hard by the China plague," he said.
Trump's first of three campaign rallies on Saturday has been called "the fight for the forgotten men and women".
It was held at the Robeson County Fairgrounds on a hot and sunny day. A drum beat played in the background as the President spoke.
"I love the sound of the drum," said Trump.
The president threatened to shorten his meeting time because of the heat and joked that the sun could make his hair "even more blonde".
"You mind if I keep about a third of this because I'm going to be a bloody burned person," the President said. "Does anyone have sun protection for your president?"
President Trump and Biden are essentially tied in this critical battlefield condition. Biden leads North Carolina’s RealClearPolitics survey average with 1.5 points.
"I've been here so many times that it might as well be my new home state," he told the crowd on Saturday.
Trump won the state with 3 points in 2016 and is focused on keeping it in his corner. In addition to his multiple campaign visits, Ivanka Trump fought in North Carolina earlier this week.
President Trump mocked the size of the drive-in rallies Joe Biden is holding
Biden supporters at a drive-in rally in Bristol, Pennsylvania on Saturday
A Biden Harris sign at the Bidens Rally on Saturday
The president was in Gastonia, North Carolina on Wednesday for a campaign event that featured little social distancing and masking. At least 23,000 people packed the Gastonia Municipal Airport and state health officials told local media they were concerned the campaign trips could lead to a surge in COVID cases.
Coronavirus cases are increasing in the state.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported a record high of 2,716 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, up from 2,400 the day before.
Trump claimed that no vaccine was ready for "political reasons" and that Biden was delaying any vaccination effort.
“Now we're bringing them back when Joe Biden and his Democratic Socialists come to power. They're going to delay the vaccine and we got it very soon. If it hadn't been for politics, I wouldn't be surprised that they would have been here before, ”he said.
President Trump is campaigning on Saturday after personally casting his vote in Florida on Saturday morning. In his home state, the early voting has begun, which the president must win if he wants a second term in the White House.
"I voted for a man named Trump," he later told reporters.
In less than two weeks, both Trump and Biden will be on the road with their runners-up and surrogates scattered across the country to rally voters before November 3rd.
Trump has sounded confident that he will win a second term.
“See how the returns are coming in. We should stay behind until the wave, right, ”he told Air Force One reporters Friday night. & # 39; We're not far behind. We are way ahead. We are way ahead of where we were four years ago. And the wave will be much bigger than it was and there is more excitement now than ever before four years ago. Four years ago it was amazing. & # 39;
The president voted for himself Saturday morning at Palm Beach County Main Library, telling reporters it was "a very safe vote" and warned that if you mail your ballot you "cannot have such certainty".
President Trump arrived in North Carolina on Saturday as part of a three-state election campaign
President Donald Trump, who has spoken out against the postal vote, personally cast his vote near his home in Florida on Saturday
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that at the same time as the president, no one was voting at the polling station and confirmed that he had cast a paper ballot.
Several supporters had gathered on the street right outside Trump's Palm Beach property and right around the library to cheer for "four more years" and wave Trump 2020 signs before his performance.
After his stop in North Carolina, the president has two more rallies – in Ohio and Wisconsin – that remain in court 10 days before election day.
Biden spent Saturday at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania – another critical battlefield state. Runmate Kamala Harris was in Ohio and former President Barack Obama campaigned for him in Florida.