Donald Trump came out with blazing guns at a mini rally in Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday, accusing former President Barack Obama and suspected Democratic candidate Joe Biden of "treason" in his first sentence.
The president was greeted by chants from four more years as his signature pump-up song "God Bless the USA" faded.
"You know, considering that we caught President Obama and Sleepy Joe Biden spying on our campaign – treason – we will probably be eligible four years later," Trump said after thanking the crowd for their chants.
During another mini-rally in Wisconsin on Monday, he suggested giving him the opportunity to serve three terms as president, claiming he felt cheated in his first four years.
Trump's visits and alternative campaigns in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona on Monday and Tuesday are an attempt to divert the first two days of the first fully virtual Democratic National Convention and implement counter-programs.
The president joked with the crowd that the meeting place was 122 degrees – but he wasn't far when temperatures in Yuma exceeded 110 degrees on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday during a mini rally in Yuma, Arizona that he should be able to serve two more terms, claiming his first was through "betrayal" of former President Barack Obama and the alleged Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been disabled
"You know, considering that we caught President Obama and Sleepy Joe Biden spying on our campaign – treason – we will probably still be entitled four years later," said Trump in the first line of his speech after "four more years" . Chants
The president was in Arizona for the second time in two months on Tuesday to receive a progress report on building the border wall between the southern border state and Mexico
He also saw some models of the wall inspected indoors and made comments on immigration and border security to members of the border patrol at Yuma International Airport
Trump has reportedly micromanaged the design of the border wall, requesting that "slats" be placed there to make the wall see-through and demanding that it be painted matte black for a more aesthetically pleasing and effective construction
He jokingly asked the Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who was present at the rally, if he could lower the temperature at the event in the shadow of an aircraft hangar.
'This is like a test? You think Joe Biden could do that? I don't know, "Trump said to his Democratic opponent, whom he & # 39; Sleep Joe & # 39; calls and claims that he can neither physically nor psychologically keep up with him.
The president spent his morning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an update on hurricane relief and then his afternoon in Arizona receiving an update on the construction of the Arizona-Mexico border wall.
He also inspected sample designs indoors before venturing out on his mini rally.
Some have phrased the statements disguised by the presidential business as "peaceful protests" to circumvent the rules against large public gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump's last "official" rally planned and promoted was in Oklahoma in late June.
However, the first and only post-coronavirus rally was largely unsuccessful – with thousands of vacancies in a 19,000-capacity stadium, the size of which the president easily filled in the 2016 campaign and other pre-coronavirus rallies.
Though the mini-rally on Tuesday – and the others in Wisconsin and Minnesota on Monday – recalled the old days with booming music, allies in tow, and loyalist supporters in the stands, the crowd is far smaller than it has been in the past.
However, the available area at the Arizona airport was full of enthusiastic followers in folding chairs.
Trump has held mini-rallies in three different states, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arizona for the past two days to run counter programs as the Democrats launched their first fully virtual session, which runs through Thursday
His goal with a second trip to Arizona in two months is to highlight his immigration agenda when he received an update on the construction of his promised southern border wall, which was a major promise in his 2016 campaign.
"I'm very excited to be in Yuma, Arizona, to proudly accept the approval of the National Border PAtrol Council – that's a big deal," said Trump, who prides himself on his tough stance on illegal immigration.
"And they are – they are good friends of mine and we are building the wall," he continued. “We'll be up to – next week we'll be up to 300 miles of incredible wall. Incredible. & # 39;
The President was in his element when he made remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of loyalists.
“We're very tough on the limit,” he said, boasting that despite all the technological advances, there will still be “wheels and walls” when someone comes back in 1,000 years.
The surge in Trump's trips this week comes as the president tries to distract Democrats from a campaign spurt.