President Donald Trump asked viewers at his crowded Pennsylvania rally if they too had the coronavirus, as he boasted of both his and her immunity to the disease on Tuesday night.
& # 39; Who had it? Who had it here? Yes a lot of people. Many people. You're the people I want to say hello to because you're immune right now, ”Trump told the crowd.
However, he later expanded on who he would greet and re-announced to followers that he would kiss each of them just days after he recovered from COVID-19.
President Donald Trump asked a crowd of supporters in Johnstown, Pennsylvania which of them had the coronavirus and bragged that both he and they were "immune". He also complained that the virus experts reduced the duration of immunity after the catch
As he did on Monday in Florida, President Donald Trump joked that just days after being hospitalized for the coronavirus, he kissed every member of the crowd. The White House doctor has said Trump is no longer contagious
President Donald Trump arrives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday night handing out masks that many members of his audience refused to wear, despite the fact that the president himself was infected with the coronavirus
While some Trump supporters wore Trump 2020 masks, many did not crowd to watch the president in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night
The President's large crowd in Pennsylvania can be seen from all sides as he spoke at John Murtha Airport in Johnstown-Cambria County Tuesday night
"I'm immune," said the president. “I could come down and start kissing everyone. I will kiss every guy. Man And Woman. Look at this guy how handsome he is. I will kiss him. Not with much joy, but that's fine, "Trump said.
The president also scoffed at the changing science about immunity, pointing out that at one point scientists thought people who were infected with the coronavirus and recovering would be immune for life.
"As soon as I have it, they'll give you four months," complained Trump. "Everyone else except me, you are immune for life."
Doctors still don't have a clear answer to COVID-19 immunity, especially given a case in Nevada where a man was infected twice. An elderly woman in the Netherlands was the world's first death of a person who contracted the coronavirus twice.
Tuesday night's rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania marked the second time the president has been back on the campaign trail since contracting COVID-19.
"I feel your pain because I felt your pain," he told the crowd, delivering the message to those affected by the virus.
Trump's rally took place at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, named after the late Democratic legislature who represented the area in Congress for 36 years.
It has since become Trump country, but Democratic rival Joe Biden made a point to deserve it back.
"You should fucking vote for me, Pennsylvania," Trump said.
At Trump's rally on Tuesday, he had a number of bad things to say about Biden, not calling the former vice president nice and a "dummy".
"And you know, Biden, he can't stand the maniacs who run his party, he can't even find his way off the stage without them," Trump said.
A Trump supporter holds up a young boy dressed like the President at the President Donald Trump rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night
The President's supporters await his arrival in Johnstown, Pennsylvania Tuesday evening when a giant American flag hangs over them
The President's supporters respond to his arrival in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday evening. On the second night, he comes back on the trail of being infected with the corona virus
He mocked Biden for forgetting the name of Utah Senator Mitt Romney when speaking to reporters on Monday.
“He said he was Mormon, he talked about Mitt Romney. He forgot Mitt Romney's name. Can you imagine that? Then he didn't know where he was, ”Trump continued. "He shot people, he shot them."
The comment came minutes after Trump was referring to the "Mayor of Russia" when trying to find out more about Biden's son Hunter.
Trump designated a new town hall where Biden took part in the children's game.
"That was a town hall for a kid, a little kid, Barron Trump – actually Barron is way too advanced for this town hall," joked the president.
And he said he "probably spent more time in Pennsylvania" – because he went to Penn in Philadelphia – than Biden, who grew up in Scranton.
"I'm running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics and you know what that means, which puts me under more pressure," Trump said to his noisy crowd that did not practice social distancing.
Many did not wear masks.
"Can you imagine losing to a man like that?" Asked Trump. "It's incredible, it's disgusting, it's a shame."
Trump also started insulting Sen. Kamala Harris, Biden's runmate, but didn't use a zinger.
“I just saw her on TV. That's the great thing about Air Force One, we have more TVs – they're in closets, they're everywhere. You're on the floor, they're on the ceiling, ”Trump said with a laugh. "And I've watched her and compared her to Amy, the great future Supreme Court Justice."
"And I'll tell you Amy made a great impression," Trump said.
While Trump was in flight between Joint Base Andrews and Johnstown, Harris questioned the election of Trump's Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, as part of the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing.
Trump also suggested another member of the Justice Committee, calling New Jersey Senator Cory Booker a "loser" while proposing a program with a Biden administration to ruin the suburbs.
"Suburban women, please like me," said Trump. "I saved your damn neighborhood, OK?"
The president stated that more than a quarter of the suburbs are minorities. So when he says he doesn't want low-income apartments in these parts of the city, he denies that they are racially accused.
However, Booker is one of only three black US Senators.
Suburban women are an electoral bloc that could affect Trump's chances of re-election.
In Pennsylvania, Biden tried to lose some of Trump's support when the president won the state in 2016.
The day after his first – and so far only – presidential debate with Trump, Biden took a train journey through Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania, with Johnstown marking his final stop.
Johnstown, the largest city in Cambria County and known for its historic flood, was a Democratic area that has turned dramatically redder.
In 2008, the Obama Biden ticket won Cambria County with two points – 50 to 48 percent.
In 2012 there was a 10-point swing for Republican Mitt Romney.
He gained the county 58 percent to 40.2 percent.
Then in 2016 another 10 points will be swung when Trump led the vote.
He received 67.3 percent of the vote for Cambria County, compared with 29.6 percent for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Joe Biden appeared in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on September 30, at the end of his Amtrak train journey through Ohio and western Pennsylvania
On the Tuesday following his rally in Pennsylvania, Trump tweeted a meme advising Biden to be taken to a nursing home – a questionable move as polls show President Biden sticks with or lags behind seniors, a group who do tends to vote Republicans
As he got on his plane in late September after leaving his event at the Johnstown Amtrak Station, Biden told reporters that he believed he could win back some of those former Democratic Trump voters.
"You're coming back home," said Biden. “I think we can win some back. Others are about trimming the margins. Even if we just trim the edges, it makes a huge difference. A huge difference. & # 39;
Biden's train journey also went through Latrobe and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, places Trump held rallies before he had to leave the campaign for contracting COVID-19.
Tuesday night's Trump rally in Johnstown marks the second time the president has been back on the streets since recovering from the coronavirus.
Trump spent Monday in Florida, a state even more important than Pennsylvania, according to Electoral College calculations.
But on the Tuesday following his rally in Pennsylvania, he tweeted a meme showing Biden in a nursing home called "Biden for Resident."
It's a questionable move as polls have shown that Trump is lagging behind Biden with seniors who tend to vote Republicans.