RENEWAL: Something strange is happening in North Carolina, Michigan and Nevada, President Donald Trump told Carson City viewers on Sunday.

Speaking to a crowd of about 5,000 mostly unmasked supporters gathered at Carson City Airport, Trump said he expects to win each of those potentially important presidential battlefields, despite polls showing he is constantly lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. .

“The queues are long in miles, with hats, badges and beautiful shirts,”

; the president said, referring to his supporters in each of these states. “We are even more enthusiastic now than we were four years ago. Many. In Michigan, everyone hopes we will do well. “

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“Something strange is happening in Michigan and elsewhere because we’re not at 20 percent, and we’re in the lead.”

Trump then turned to his favorite target: former Vice President Joe Biden, who he said should not have even won the Democratic Republican presidential nomination.

Under Biden, he said, taxes would be “quadrupled” and military spending would be “reduced to the bone.”

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“Is there anyone who will vote for (Biden) in this crowd?” Trump asked. “He should never have been nominated. That would be until Bernie (Sanders) before Elizabeth Warren split the vote.

“Ordinary life is all we want. We want to be where we were seven months ago. Next year will be the biggest economic year in the history of our country. “

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Trump later said China needed to do more to contain the coronavirus, which he said “we will never forget.”

He did not forget to make a few usual touches in the “lame media”.

“What they don’t realize is without me, their ratings are going to fall fast,” Trump said, gesturing to a spokesman in the crowd. “They want Biden to win, but if Biden wins, they will lose business. He’s the most boring person I’ve ever seen. “

Biden’s campaign tried to respond to some of these blows in a statement issued hours before the rally.

“When President Trump visits Nevada today, he must be held accountable for his failed response to COVID-19, which resulted in 88,000 Nevada residents becoming infected with the virus, and his refusal to provide additional financial assistance to families in desperate need of help during this economic crisis – including nearly 200,000 Nevadanes who are still out of work due to the pandemic – and its determination to undermine the health care of millions of Americans in an attempt to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act, “the former vice president said. In order to take responsibility and leadership, President Trump continues to downplay COVID-19.

“Donald Trump has not taken the necessary precautions to protect himself and others. How can we trust him to protect the Nevada family? “

It’s only been five weeks since Trump arrived in Silver State, a quick comeback that demonstrates his campaign’s growing confidence in the long-running presidential battlefield that Hillary Clinton barely defeated in 2016.

Most polls show that Trump lags behind Democrat Joe Biden by an average of 5 percentage points among Nevadans, probably significant for this year’s race for the White House.

The president declined such polls during criticized stops last month in Minden and Henderson, where he also repeated several unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud and the drama surrounding his campaign’s previously planned events in Reno and Las Vegas.

He continued a lengthy argument with Gov. Steve Sisolak, a first-time Democrat who briefly threatened to keep Douglas County’s stake in federal coronavirus funds after local leaders allowed more than 5,000 people to attend Trump’s exhibition in Minden. Tahoe Airport.

Xtreme Manufacturing, which staged a rally for the president indoors over the weekend, received a $ 3,000 fine from Henderson City Hall. The company was accused of six separate business license violations, including violating Sisolak’s nationwide ban on meeting more than 50 people.

Since then, the governor has increased this limit to 250 people, as well as more than 1,000 for conventions, exhibitions and other events, including a large meeting plan approved by state and local health officials.

It is unclear what consequences Carson City, the airport or Trump’s campaign could face for violating these rules.

On Friday, Carson’s health district sent questions about the campaign’s action plan to the city manager’s office, which said it had no “information to share” at the rally.

The Nevada Department of Business and Industry confirmed that they also did not receive a big plan of action from Trump’s campaign. They did not say what could happen to the campaign that it could face if it did not submit it.

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A crowd of waves as President Donald Trump’s motorcade arrived in Carson on October 18, 2020.

Reno Gazette Journal

UPDATE at 16:20: President Donald Trump began a conversation with a crowd of supporters at Carson City Airport.

UPDATE 15:30 One Air Force entered service in Reno before President Donald Trump’s rally in Carson City.

A procession of Republican lamps in Nevada completed the formalities before the rally, warming up a largely unmasked crowd of about 3,000 people who were patiently waiting for Trump to arrive in Carson City.

Assembly minority leader Robin Titus, R-Wellington, opened the proceedings on Sunday with a prayer for Trump’s reinstatement from COVID and a speedy confirmation of Supreme Court Amy Connie Barrett’s candidacy. Urgently limited state Sen. Ben Kickheffer, Reno, then made a statement of allegiance before giving his seat to Republican Mark Amode, Pennsylvania, urging protesters to ignore polls suggesting Trump is lagging behind Democratic candidate Joe Nevada. .

“I want someone here who has seen the media cover a poll that shows Trump raising his hand,” Amodey said. “The record should reflect what was not raised in Carson City today.”

Former Attorney General Adam Laxalt took the course where Amodey stopped, telling the crowd that the Nov. 3 election would be a “race for the soul of America.”

“Now we have a chance to go out and vote and make sure we give our president another four years. In 2016, all the polls showed that the president would not win, “” But when those results came, in Florida and Pennsylvania, it suddenly occurred to everyone that this man would be president.

“Visualize this over the next 16 days as we watch Nevada go after Trump.”

Michael MacDonald, chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, later targeted the state’s controversial “ballot collection” law. Trump has unsuccessfully filed a lawsuit to block the event, ensuring that every active registered voter in Nevada will receive a ballot to send by mail before election day.

“You have to vote,” MacDonald added. These rallies, these “peaceful protests,” as I call them, are wonderful. … But we must vote. “

ORIGINAL 13:15: By 8 a.m. Sunday, hundreds of supporters had gathered in Carson City for the 8-hour thermos that preceded President Donald Trump’s second visit to northern Nevada in the same number of months.

Trump is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. at Carson City Airport, 2600 East College Parkway in Carson City.

Doors open at 1 p.m., Reno Gazette Journal will cover the rally live.

It’s only been five weeks since Trump arrived in Silver State, a quick comeback that demonstrates his campaign’s growing confidence in the long-running presidential battlefield that Hillary Clinton barely defeated in 2016.

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