WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- On Monday evening at Sanford, Florida, President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally after contracting COVID-19 earlier this month.
- Trump talked about his COVID-19 diagnosis and threw criticisms against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his party.
- The White House physician said on Monday that the president tested negative for the virus for “consecutive days.”
On Monday evening, President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally outside the White House since contracting the coronavirus two weeks ago.
Before taking the podium, Trump tossed some MAGA facemasks to the crowd composed of thousands of people chanting for him.
The president talked about his COVID-19 battle and pledged to provide treatments to hospitals across the country.
“We’re going to take whatever the hell they gave me and distribute it around to hospitals, everyone is going to have the same damn thing,” he said.
Trump then touched on several issues, which include criticisms against presidential rival Joe Biden and the Democratic party ━ whom he accused of converting the US to communism.
“If he wins the radical left will be running the country. They’re addicted to power,” he said of Biden, adding that they “want to punish the middle class. They will replace the American dream with a socialist nightmare.”
Trump’s campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, commenced on the start of Senate confirmation hearings for his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
The president addressed the crowd for nearly an hour before he walked off the stage as he danced to the “YMCA” song by the Village People.
On early Monday, Trump made a barrage of tweets criticizing the senators before turning to Biden. He mocked Biden’s rally as the former vice president was not able to gather supporters as well. Trump also made fun of Biden’s boo-boo moments.
“Almost nobody showed up to the Sleepy Joe Biden “Rally” in Ohio. The reporting and polls are a Media Con Job – Fake News. We have far more support and enthusiasm than even in 2016. November 3rd. will be a great day for America!!!” he wrote.
“Sleepy Joe Biden had a particularly bad day today. He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the US Senate and forgot what State he was in,” he continued.
The White House physician on Monday said that the president has tested negative for COVID-19 “on consecutive days.”
Source: New York Post