“Last night I did what the corrupt media rejected,” Trump said. “I held Joe Biden accountable for 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayal and 47 years of failure. I blamed Joe for sending your jobs and dreams overseas and bowing to the violent mob at home. “
“Joe Biden is too weak to run this country,” he added.
Last night, Trump spent most of his time interrupting and turning on Biden and host Chris Wallace. For some Trump aides, the president’s constant speech has been positive as he could set the terms of the debate and divert attention from any serious political discussion, including his handling of the Covid-1
Several others in Trump orbit believed the President’s ongoing disruptions caught Biden off the hook and prevented the former Vice President from potentially gaffing or political commitments that he might later regret.
To critics, however, the president’s performance showed only his chaotic leadership style, which has put off many independent, suburban and female voters this election year.
“We have a white supremacist in the White House who only cares about himself, who says his concern is law and order, but I can guarantee you that he will come to my community and the laws of health and safety for Minnesotans disregarded, “said Duluth’s Mayor, Emily Larson said on a call with reporters prior to the visit. “He analyzes key information about a coronavirus pandemic at a time he believes is best for him. I am not about him. I am about this community. I’m about the state, I’m about this country, and I’m about Joe Biden. ”
Trump’s campaign aide, allies, and even the president himself have long viewed Minnesota as a potential mistake in 2020, thanks to Trump’s support among rural white voters without college degrees.
The last time the state voted for a Republican presidential candidate was in 1972, when President Richard Nixon won a second term. Since then, the state has been a steadfast supporter of Democratic presidential candidates, and twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul remain bastions of progressive politics.
In 2016, 19 boroughs outside the twin cities voted for Trump, despite the fact that those boroughs had backed Barack Obama in previous elections – which believes the Trump campaign’s idea of the state as one of the new battlefields.
Current polls Show Biden by 6 to 16 points in the state. Presidential competition is much tighter in other battlefield states like Florida, North Carolina and Arizona, but the Trump campaign still sees an opening in northeastern Minnesota as the president seeks to influence both farm and union workers. About a week ago, Trump held a rally in Bemidji, Minn.
During the rally on Wednesday, Trump tried to portray himself as an ally of miners and other union workers. Next to the stage stood two long trucks filled with tree trunks and adorned with signs saying “Make Logging Great Again”. Two giant American flags hung from cranes, and Trump spoke of his support for miners and the iron chain in Minnesota.
“They closed it,” said the President. “As Vice President, Joe wiped out Biden, he wiped out so much, and that includes what he whipped in great Minnesota, and we’re not going to let it happen anymore.” . ”
“But you know they say it’s the largest iron ore in the world and you should have it,” added Trump. “After I levied tariffs on foreign steel, the iron fury returned. But the biggest thing I did was turn off his executive order. I’ve knocked out so many things that he did. ”
Although Trump attempted to recognize job saving for steel workers, both Obama and Trump took measures to protect the steel industry from foreign steel dumping in the state. Obama imposed tariffs on Chinese steel and most of the mines that closed during a downturn in 2015 reopened before Trump was elected, Minnesota Public Radio reported.
The president spent the entire first part of the rally repeating his version of the story in which he triumphed over Biden, whom he wanted to occupy as a socialist, last night.
“I have news for Joe: if you ever became president you have to deal with some of the toughest people in the world and Chris Wallace is very, very easy by comparison, I’ll tell you,” Trump said. “I know them all.”
“You know Biden lost a lot when his supporters said to cancel the rest of his debates,” he added. “With these reviews, you will never let him cancel. You don’t know any television. “
Biden’s campaign has pledged to take part in the next debate, “whatever the rules the commission will follow to try to curb Donald Trump’s behavior”. The Presidential Debate Commission announced on Wednesday that it would change the format of the debates to better control the participants.
The rally in Duluth was unusually short and lasted almost an hour on stage. She met many of Trump’s popular topics regarding law and order and his support from law enforcement groups. his most recent election for a seat on the Supreme Court; and Immigration, which falsely claimed Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wanted to flood the state with refugees and flood the state’s schools and hospitals with immigrants.
“What are they going to do when we hang up in eight, 12, 16 years?” Said Trump, talking about how boring he thought politics would be if he left, fueling the idea that he might try to serve for more than the allowable two terms.