President Trump said he didn’t want to lose to the ‘worst presidential candidate’ in history, Democrat Joe Biden, as he went on a name-calling tour of his political enemies in Toledo, Ohio tonight.
Trump surveyed the crowd, asking if they wanted his next Supreme Court choice to be a man or a woman.
‘It will be a woman, it will be a woman and we are looking forward to it,’ Trump said.
The crowd booed when Trump mentioned Ohio’s Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who was on hand, as the governor had implemented tough COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year.
Trump seemed to be taken by surprise at the booing.
‘He’s opening up,’ Trump said, understanding that the boos were likely coronavirus-related. ‘Thank you, Mike. He’s a good man.’
The crowd also booed GOP Lt. Governor Jon Husted when he asked supporters to wear face masks.
Lt. Governor Jon Husted (R-OH) tries to promote pro-Trump masks at today’s rally … and is met with a huge chorus of boos. pic.twitter.com/1rR1bAwF89
— The Recount (@therecount) September 21, 2020
The theme of Trump’s speech in Vandalia, Ohio was ‘Fighting for the American Worker,’ and the event was technically not supposed to be a rally.
When he arrived, Trump called the gathering a ‘friendly protest.’
‘We’re protesting stupidity,’ Trump said.
Soon, Trump was tearing into Biden, who he mocked for not knowing what state he was in.
Trump suggested Biden would show up to Ohio and say, ‘it’s great to be in the state of Florida.’
Then Trump said ‘Aloho’ instead of ‘Hello Ohio’ during his opening remarks.
Few supporters at Trump Ohio rally wearing masks and none observing social distancing, except for perimeter around Pres. Trump. pic.twitter.com/vY6mG5rYQQ
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 22, 2020
Trump also got the audience going when he yelled out, ‘where is the son?’ a question about Hunter Biden.
‘You know where he is, he’s in the basement with his father?’ Trump said.
Trump claimed that Biden ‘abused’ American workers with his trade policy.
‘Which is why it’s time to retire Joe Biden,’ Trump said.
He then reverted to his position that Biden is a terrible candidate.
‘I will have lost to the worst presidential candidate in the history of politics,’ Trump said.
‘Joe’s got no spirit, it’s dead as a rock,’ he said at another point.
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Trump also lashed out at Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris.
‘She is nothing special,’ he said.
‘I love Mike, but it’s not Pence-Trump,’ Trump went on, referencing how Biden had slipped up and called it the ‘Harris-Biden’ administration, a gaffe Trump called ‘strange,’ joking that his No. 2, Vice President Mike Pence, told the president, ‘You never have to do that.’
And he rehashed some of the drama that happened during the Democratic primary.
Trump called Sen. Bernie Sanders ‘the nicest loser I’ve ever seen.’ And he relished how Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who he again called ‘Pocahontas’ destroyed billionaire Democrat Mike Bloomberg on the debate stage.
The president also went old school, knocking his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.
‘Hillary Clinton is the one who gives away classified information,’ Trump said.
The crowd responded with a ‘lock her up!’ chant.
‘How about that idiot John Bolton?’ Trump also asked, lumping his Republican ex-national security adviser in with his Democratic enemies.
Trump suggested that all Bolton did was want to go to war.
‘If I listened to that idiot, we’d be right now in World War Five,’ Trump said.
One person Trump did speak well of was Russian President Vladimir Putin.
‘I like Putin. He likes me. We get along,’ Trump said.