Marathon man Trump: President finishes up his fifth rally across five states in Florida and tells the crowd he's going to win because he's ‘running as an American’ while Biden is ‘running as a Democrat'

 President Donald Trump finished his five state, five rally tour Sunday night landing in Miami, Florida just after 11.30pm - where it was a balmy 79 degrees - and dad-dancing offstage to 'YMCA' at 10 'til 1am.

'Two days from now we're going to win my home state of Florida!' Trump told the cheering crowd. 'You know who else thinks we're going to win, the Democrats, think we're going to win,' he said about Tuesday's presidential race.

Trump started his day at a rally in Michigan, where it was cold, sleeting and snowing. He moved on to Iowa where it was cold and windy. His shortest rally, in North Carolina, had better weather. And in Georgia the wind had picked up again.

'I've been doing this since early in the morning - only for you,' Trump said.

In Miami, he was hoarse and spoke at a lower volume than usual, but promised he would keep things going.

'This is the last one of the day, so we can stay all night,' he told the crowd after midnight.

He talked for 62 minutes.

'Tomorrow I have five more. Five more. Five more and let's crash,' Trump said. 'I don't know if I can crash. Tuesday is going to be a very exciting day.'

While polls have consistently shown Trump tied or behind in key swing states the president said he didn't really need to make his final two stops of the night - in Georgia and then in Florida.

'In fact they said, "Sir, you don't have to go to Georgia," they said a couple of days ago. I said, "Wait a minute, people are waiting for two and a half days, I'm not going to cancel on Georgia,' Trump said.

'I guess I could have cancelled you too,' he told Floridians. 'But nobody would have the courage to cancel you.'

At his final rally, he hinted that he might fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.

'Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election,' Trump said, responding to a 'Fire Fauci!' chant that had broken out.

At another point in the rally, he commented on Biden's trim figure.

'His legs have gotten very thin,' Trump said.

To keep the crowds pumped up for Trump's late night arrival, nearly every prominent Republican from the Sunshine State gave a speech, including Sen. Marco Rubio - a Trump 2016 primary rival - Sen. Rick Scott and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis had to pause his remarks to call for a medic - as the heat was making supporters feel ill.

Rubio seemingly signaled support for the Texas MAGA convoy that tried to run a Biden-Harris campaign bus off the road.

'I saw yesterday a video of these people in Texas. Did you see it?' he asked the crowd. 'All the cars on the road. We love what they did.'

'But here's the thing they don't know. We do that in Florida every day,' he said to laughs. 

President Donald Trump finished his five state, five rally tour Sunday night landing in Miami, Florida just after 11.30pm - where it was a balmy 79 degrees - and dad-dancing offstage to 'YMCA' at 10 'til 1am

President Donald Trump finished his five state, five rally tour Sunday night landing in Miami, Florida just after 11.30pm - where it was a balmy 79 degrees - and dad-dancing offstage to 'YMCA' at 10 'til 1am

'Two days from now we're going to win my home state of Florida!' Trump told the cheering crowd. 'You know who else thinks we're going to win, the Democrats, think we're going to win,' he said about Tuesday's presidential race

'Two days from now we're going to win my home state of Florida!' Trump told the cheering crowd. 'You know who else thinks we're going to win, the Democrats, think we're going to win,' he said about Tuesday's presidential race 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attends a campaign rally by U.S. President Donald Trump at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Opa-Locka

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attends a campaign rally by U.S. President Donald Trump at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Opa-Locka

Trump started his day at a rally in Michigan, where it was cold, sleeting and snowing. He moved on to Iowa where it was cold and windy. His shortest rally, in North Carolina, had better weather. And in Georgia the wind had picked up again. 'I've been doing this since early in the morning - only for you,' Trump said. In Miami, he was hoarse and spoke at a lower volume than usual, but promised he would keep things going

Trump started his day at a rally in Michigan, where it was cold, sleeting and snowing. He moved on to Iowa where it was cold and windy. His shortest rally, in North Carolina, had better weather. And in Georgia the wind had picked up again. 'I've been doing this since early in the morning - only for you,' Trump said. In Miami, he was hoarse and spoke at a lower volume than usual, but promised he would keep things going

Trump finished his five state, five rally tour Sunday night landing in Miami, Florida just after 11.30pm where it was a balmy 79 degrees. People wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on November 1

Trump finished his five state, five rally tour Sunday night landing in Miami, Florida just after 11.30pm where it was a balmy 79 degrees. People wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on November 1 

A crowd of people wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on November 1 in Opa Locka, Florida

A crowd of people wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on November 1 in Opa Locka, Florida

To keep the crowds pumped up for Trump's late night arrival, nearly every prominent Republican from the Sunshine State gave a speech, including Sen. Marco Rubio - a Trump 2016 primary rival

To keep the crowds pumped up for Trump's late night arrival, nearly every prominent Republican from the Sunshine State gave a speech, including Sen. Marco Rubio - a Trump 2016 primary rival 

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on November 1
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speak before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport, Monday

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport, Monday 

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather for a campaign rally at Opa-Locka Executive Airport, Sunday

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather for a campaign rally at Opa-Locka Executive Airport, Sunday

Trump started his day at a rally in Michigan, where it was cold, sleeting and snowing. He moved on to Iowa where it was cold and windy. His shortest rally, in North Carolina, had better weather. And in Georgia the wind had picked up again

Trump started his day at a rally in Michigan, where it was cold, sleeting and snowing. He moved on to Iowa where it was cold and windy. His shortest rally, in North Carolina, had better weather. And in Georgia the wind had picked up again

People wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport

People wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for his campaign event at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport

Members of the music group Los 3 de la Habana, authors of the song 'The Trump Song' made in support of US President Donald J. Trump, perform during the 'Make America Great Again Rally' at the Opa-Locka International Airport

Members of the music group Los 3 de la Habana, authors of the song 'The Trump Song' made in support of US President Donald J. Trump, perform during the 'Make America Great Again Rally' at the Opa-Locka International Airport

President Trump continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading up to the November 3rd Election Day (pictured in Florida

President Trump continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading up to the November 3rd Election Day (pictured in Florida

While polls have consistenly shown Trump tied or behind in key swing states the president said he didn't really need to make his final two stops of the night - in Georgia and then in Florida

While polls have consistenly shown Trump tied or behind in key swing states the president said he didn't really need to make his final two stops of the night - in Georgia and then in Florida

'In fact they said, "Sir, you don't have to go to Georgia," they said a couple of days ago. I said, "Wait a minute, people are waiting for two and a half days, I'm not going to cancel on Georgia,' Trump said. 'I guess I could have cancelled you too,' he told Floridians. 'But nobody would have the courage to cancel you.' At his final rally, he hinted that he might fire Dr. Anthony Fauci

'In fact they said, "Sir, you don't have to go to Georgia," they said a couple of days ago. I said, "Wait a minute, people are waiting for two and a half days, I'm not going to cancel on Georgia,' Trump said. 'I guess I could have cancelled you too,' he told Floridians. 'But nobody would have the courage to cancel you.' At his final rally, he hinted that he might fire Dr. Anthony Fauci

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally, in Rome, Georgia, U.S., November 1

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally, in Rome, Georgia, U.S., November 1 

At another point in the rally, he commented on Biden's trim figure. 'His legs have gotten very thin,' Trump said at the Florida event

At another point in the rally, he commented on Biden's trim figure. 'His legs have gotten very thin,' Trump said at the Florida event

U.S. President Donald Trump kisses his daughter Ivanka at the end of a campaign rally at Dubuque Regional Airport in Dubuque, Iowa

U.S. President Donald Trump kisses his daughter Ivanka at the end of a campaign rally at Dubuque Regional Airport in Dubuque, Iowa 

 

Ivanka Trump waves to crowd after introducing her father US President Donald J. Trump during a campaign visit to Michigan Stars Sports Center, Washington, Michigan

Ivanka Trump waves to crowd after introducing her father US President Donald J. Trump during a campaign visit to Michigan Stars Sports Center, Washington, Michigan 

Ivanka Trump introduces her father US President Donald J. Trump during a campaign visit to Michigan Stars Sports Center

Ivanka Trump introduces her father US President Donald J. Trump during a campaign visit to Michigan Stars Sports Center

Ivanka, wearing a white jacket and sunglasses, accompanied her father on his whirlwind five state tour

Ivanka, wearing a white jacket and sunglasses, accompanied her father on his whirlwind five state tour

Ivanka Trump reacts on stage as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Dubuque Regional Airport, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Dubuque, Iowa

Ivanka Trump reacts on stage as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Dubuque Regional Airport, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Dubuque, Iowa 

Supporters wait for the rally of U.S. President Donald Trump at Hickory Regional Airport in Hickory, North Carolina U.S

Supporters wait for the rally of U.S. President Donald Trump at Hickory Regional Airport in Hickory, North Carolina U.S

Trump fans waited in long lines for the chance to see their hero speak on Sunday at Hickory Regional Airport in Hickory

Trump fans waited in long lines for the chance to see their hero speak on Sunday at Hickory Regional Airport in Hickory

There were huge lines as people waited patiently to see the president campaigning at Hickory Regional Airport

There were huge lines as people waited patiently to see the president campaigning at Hickory Regional Airport

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, referred to the Democratic vice presidential nominee as 'Commie' Kamala Harris and finished her speech with her trademark, 'the best is yet to come!' - which got her mocked at the Republican National Convention.

A Latin band entertained the crowd - a departure from Trump's Village People-heavy campaign playlist

Earlier Sunday evening, Trump told a rally in Rome, Georgia, that he was running for president as a ‘proud American’ in comparison to his rival Joe Biden, who’s running as a Democrat.

‘Biden says he’s running as a proud Democrat,’ Trump told his supporters at his fourth rally of the day. ‘I’m running as a proud American.’

Trump was on his fourth of five stops in five states with only two days to go before the presidential election.

He warned election officials in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania that he and the Republican Party were watching the results from the presidential race.

He called for the results to be given the night of November 3, instead of waiting to count incoming mail-in ballots.

‘Results from Florida, we're looking at North Carolina we are looking at, Pennsylvania, we are looking at,’ he told his fourth rally of the day in Rome, Georgia.

He put down the idea of waiting for ballots that were postmarked by Election Day, saying if people wanted more time they should have voted earlier. 

Donald Trump participates in a 'Make America Great Again Victory Rally' campaign event at the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia, USA

Donald Trump participates in a 'Make America Great Again Victory Rally' campaign event at the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia, USA

Trump addressed a big crowd of supporters in his fourth rally event of the day on Sunday

Trump addressed a big crowd of supporters in his fourth rally event of the day on Sunday 

A group of four ardent fans braved the chilly weather in just swimsuits that read Trump. Make America Great Again

A group of four ardent fans braved the chilly weather in just swimsuits that read Trump. Make America Great Again 

A sea of MAGA hats and Trump 2020 flags could be seen at the fourth campaign rally stop in Rome, Georgia

A sea of MAGA hats and Trump 2020 flags could be seen at the fourth campaign rally stop in Rome, Georgia 

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Richard B. Russell Airport, Sunday. He was travelling from another rally in Hickory, North Carolina

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Richard B. Russell Airport, Sunday. He was travelling from another rally in Hickory, North Carolina

Trump is doing five campaign rally events today. His fourth (pictured) was in Rome, Georgia after events in Michigan, Iowa and North Carolina

Trump is doing five campaign rally events today. His fourth (pictured) was in Rome, Georgia after events in Michigan, Iowa and North Carolina

Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones at the Rome Airport at Russell Field Sunday evening

Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones at the Rome Airport at Russell Field Sunday evening 

Trump supporters turned out in force at the Georgia rally on Sunday
Trump supporters turned out in force at the Georgia rally on Sunday

Trump supporters turned out in force at the Georgia rally on Sunday

‘Everything has to be counted by the evening, waiting around six days, nine day, giving them more time. If they want more time let them put their ballots in early,’ he said.

‘Bad things happen in places like Pennsylvania and Nevada,’ he added, naming two states that have pushed for mail-in voting and extended deadlines to count ballots.

Trump and the Republican Party have been suing some of these states over the extended deadlines. But they lost a big case when the Supreme Court ruled that Pennsylvania’s extended deadline – that will allow votes to be counted for three days after the election – could stand. It was a victory for Democrats and infuriated the president.

‘That’s a terrible ruling for our country,’ he told his rally.

Earlier he warned his team has lawyers on stand by to go in on election night to dispute ballots.

'We're going in the night of - as soon as the election is over - we're going in with our lawyers,' he told reporters in North Carolina ahead of his third rally of the day.

More than 91 million Americans have requested mail-in ballots, according to the Election Project, which tracks early voting. And more than 59 million have already been returned.

Trump is on day one of a two-day, seven state, five rally campaign swing as he fights for a second term.

‘I’ve done four of these. I’m going to Florida for another of these,’ he said at his Georgia event. Democrats see Georgia as a pick up opportunity from Republicans. They are sending in former President Barack Obama to campaign for Biden in the state on Monday.

President Trump mentioned Republican candidates Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins and their competitive Senate race at his Georgia rally as both stood in the audience.

‘I'm stuck right in the middle,’ he said of the special election race, which has divided Republicans, including the president. ‘Whoever it is, you have two winners. You have two winners.’

He also praised Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican QAnon conspiracy theorist running for Congress in the state, saying she has his ‘full and complete endorsement.’

Meanwhile, President Trump has faced a tough day of weather on his first outing.

He told the crowd in Georgia he’s been wearing a ‘MAGA’ hat all day because the wind has ruined his hair.

Trump, known for his mane of strawberry blond locks, has sported a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat at every rally on Sunday.

‘I wanted to show you how great my hair was. I was having a great hair day,’ he told cheering supporters at his fourth rally of the day in Rome, Georgia. 

President Donald Trump greets supporters at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on November 1

President Donald Trump greets supporters at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on November 1

President Donald Trump brought the Reverend Franklin Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham, on stage to pray for him in North Carolina in his shortest campaign rally of the day

President Donald Trump brought the Reverend Franklin Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham, on stage to pray for him in North Carolina in his shortest campaign rally of the day

‘I would like to take a moment and pray for this man,’ Graham said, giving a short prayer as the president and his supporters bowed their heads

‘I would like to take a moment and pray for this man,’ Graham said, giving a short prayer as the president and his supporters bowed their heads

People cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on November 1, 2020 in Hickory, North Carolina

 People cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on November 1, 2020 in Hickory, North Carolina

The president spoke for less than 45 minutes, when his rallies typically go on for more than hour

The president spoke for less than 45 minutes, when his rallies typically go on for more than hour

On his day of five rallies in five states, the president was running about 30 minutes behind schedule when he arrived in North Carolina (pictured)

On his day of five rallies in five states, the president was running about 30 minutes behind schedule when he arrived in North Carolina (pictured) 

People wait for President Donald Trump to speak at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on November 1, 2020 in Hickory, North Carolina after he was delayed

People wait for President Donald Trump to speak at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on November 1, 2020 in Hickory, North Carolina after he was delayed 

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‘The wind. Everyone else has a hat on,’ he explained. ‘Is it windy enough?’

The wind was blowing pretty hard in Georgia too.

Trump started his day at a rally in Michigan, where it was cold, sleeting and snowing. He moved on to Iowa where it was cold and windy.

He then moved on to Hickory, North Carolina, where he brought the Reverend Franklin Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham, on stage to pray for him in North Carolina in his shortest campaign rally of the day.

‘I would like to take a moment and pray for this man,’ Graham said, giving a short prayer as the president and his supporters bowed their heads.

Trump praised the crowd of thousands who came out to see him.

‘This is a very big crowd – look at this,’ he said.


But the president spoke for less than 45 minutes, when his rallies typically go on for more than hour. On his day of five rallies in five states, the president was running about 30 minutes behind schedule when he arrived in North Carolina.

For a short rally, Trump got in his greatest hits – praising his economic record, attacking rival Joe Biden as a puppet of the left, and some complaints about the weather. 

‘We had a couple of cold stops today,’ he said of his earlier events in Iowa and Michigan.

And then he brought back one of his oldies but a crowd pleaser: He read lyrics from the song ‘the snake.’

The story is about a ‘tenderhearted woman’ who finds a half-frozen snake on a path and rescues it. She helps it, nurses it back to health - only to be bitten and die. In Trump’s reading, the tale is a parable for the dangers of lax immigration policies.

‘You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die,’ Trump read dramatically as the crowd roared in approval.

The president read it often when he campaigned for Republicans in 2018 but it’s the first time he used it in the presidential race.

Earlier today, Trump battled the weather at his second rally in his five-rally swing Sunday, fighting the bitter Iowa wind. 

'I'm standing up and this is a hell of a lot of wind,' he told the cheering crowd on Sunday.

'It's lucky you have a president that doesn't need a teleprompter because these things are useless,' he added.

And he got in a hit at rival Joe Biden, saying he wouldn't be able to speak under such circumstances. 

'That wind, I don't know about you, but that wind is hitting me hard,' he said.

And then he pointed to daughter Ivanka Trump, who was there watching the rally. 'My poor daughter is standing there freezing,' he said. It was 37 degrees in Dubuque.

'Sleepy Joe would be lost,' he said using the moniker he's given Biden. Both candidates use teleprompters in their speeches but Trump often goes off script while Biden does not. Trump also makes fun of Biden's mental abilities, including showing videos at his rallies of Biden stuttering. 

The president called Ivanka Trump, his former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and adviser Hope Hicks to the stage to address the crowd.

'The great Hope Hicks. Do you know Hope? She's become very famous,' he said.

Hicks spoke briefly and Trump noted she doesn't like public speaking. 

'Hi, how much do we love our president? Are you guys going to vote on Tuesday?,' Hicks said as the crowd cheered and chanted 'Trump.' We love you Iowa. Thank you.' 

Trump hugged Sanders who said: 'He's had an amazing four years. As a mom of three young kids, there's nobody I trust more to build their future, and protect our great country in President Donald Trump.'

And he brought Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst to the stage to speak.  Ernst is in a closely-contested re-election race.

Trump faced snow at his first rally of the day when he campaigned in Michigan. In Iowa, he faced another cold day but large crowd, who cheered him on as attacked Biden for his energy and tax policies.

'If Biden gets in you can forget about ethanol,' Trump warned, getting in a mention of  one of Iowa's biggest industries.

'Biden has vowed to abolish the oil industry and this would be a death sentence to ethanol,' he added.   

The race in Iowa is essentially tied, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average of the state. 

The president also complained that the result of the election should be known on election day. In 2016, it was not known until the day after the election and is expected to take even longer this year because so many Americans are voting by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands pack in: This was the scene as Donald Trump campaigned at his second stop of the day in Dubuque, Iowa in bitter winds

Thousands pack in: This was the scene as Donald Trump campaigned at his second stop of the day in Dubuque, Iowa in bitter winds

'The great Hope Hicks. Do you know Hope? She's become very famous,' he said. Hicks spoke briefly and Trump noted she doesn't like public speaking.

'The great Hope Hicks. Do you know Hope? She's become very famous,' he said. Hicks spoke briefly and Trump noted she doesn't like public speaking.

Trump hugged Sanders who said: 'He's had an amazing four years. As a mom of three young kids, there's nobody I trust more to build their future, and protect our great country in President Donald Trump

Trump hugged Sanders who said: 'He's had an amazing four years. As a mom of three young kids, there's nobody I trust more to build their future, and protect our great country in President Donald Trump

President Trump brought daughter Ivanka Trump to stage in Iowa

President Trump brought daughter Ivanka Trump to stage in Iowa

Local senator: 86-year-old Chuck Grassley took down his mask to be greeted by Donald Trump

Local senator: 86-year-old Chuck Grassley took down his mask to be greeted by Donald Trump

Bundled up: Donald Trump wore a scarf under his overcoat as he battled bitter winds to address supporters in Dubuque

Bundled up: Donald Trump wore a scarf under his overcoat as he battled bitter winds to address supporters in Dubuque

Air Force One backdrop: The Trump campaign is hoping that the presence of the executive plane adds to Trump's power of incumbency 

President Trump claimed rival Joe Biden wouldn't be able to campaign under such circumstances

President Trump claimed rival Joe Biden wouldn't be able to campaign under such circumstances

Packed in: There was no social distancing and some - but hardly universal - mask-wearing as Trump spoke in Dubuque in Iowa, a state which is unexpectedly a battleground for him and Joe Biden having gone heavily for Trump in 2016

Packed in: There was no social distancing and some - but hardly universal - mask-wearing as Trump spoke in Dubuque in Iowa, a state which is unexpectedly a battleground for him and Joe Biden having gone heavily for Trump in 2016

'We should know the result of the election on Nov. 3. The evening of Nov. 3. That's the way it's been and that's the way it should be. What's going on in this country? What's going on?,' he said. 

'We have to be careful of cheating,' he said of this year's vote. 

More than 91 million mail-in ballots have been requested, according to the Election Project, and over 59 million have been returned.

Trump, who is trailing Biden fundraising, said he could be the 'greatest political fundraiser.' 

'I would be the greatest political fundraiser in the history of the world – I could raise a billion in two days. Well give me three days,' he said.

'You could raise a lot of money but you can only air so many commercials,' he added.

Fist pump: Donald Trump gave his signature clenched fist as supporters cheered him on to the stage at the rally

Fist pump: Donald Trump gave his signature clenched fist as supporters cheered him on to the stage at the rally

Showtime: Supporters cheered as Donald Trump climbed the steps to speak to the crowd

Showtime: Supporters cheered as Donald Trump climbed the steps to speak to the crowd

On stage: Donald Trump gets read to address the crowd at Dubuque Regional Airport, the second stop of his five-rally swing from Michigan to Florida on Sunday

On stage: Donald Trump gets read to address the crowd at Dubuque Regional Airport, the second stop of his five-rally swing from Michigan to Florida on Sunday

Wrapped up the campaign: The last Trump stop in Iowa was in chilly conditions - with this couple using a sleeping bag against the cold

Wrapped up the campaign: The last Trump stop in Iowa was in chilly conditions - with this couple using a sleeping bag against the cold 

Campaign wear: One supporter came dressed apparently in a combination of Halloween and Christmas outfits, with a Trump Santa hat for the cold
Campaign wear: One supporter came dressed apparently in a combination of Halloween and Christmas outfits, with a Trump Santa hat for the cold

Campaign wear: One supporter came dressed apparently in a combination of Halloween and Christmas outfits, with a Trump Santa hat for the cold

Supporters in Iowa were bundled up in hats and masks against the cold

Supporters in Iowa were bundled up in hats and masks against the cold

The crowd at the Dubuque Regional Airport lined up in the cold to wait for Trump to speak

The crowd at the Dubuque Regional Airport lined up in the cold to wait for Trump to speak

Supporters arrive at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Dubuque Regional Airport

Supporters arrive at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Dubuque Regional Airport

It is 37 degrees in Dubuque, Iowa, and supporters were bundled up against the cold

It is 37 degrees in Dubuque, Iowa, and supporters were bundled up against the cold

Trump kicked off his five-rally day in snowy Michigan where it was so cold he joked people should wear face masks.

'Today you should wear them anyway,' Trump said his remarks. 

The president has been reluctant to wear a face covering and his campaign said supporters are free to wear them or not at events.

But several people in Michigan had their face covered with either a scarf or a face mask – including many red 'MAGA' ones. The weather was 41 degrees with an even colder wind chill of 26 degrees. 

Snow flakes fell as the president spoke under the cover of a roof. Supporters wrapped themselves in blankets and hopped up and down to keep warm.

'This is a hell of a day. You guys must love Trump,' the president said in one of his many references to the blustery day. 

Here he is: Donald Trump walks off Air Force One - one of the smaller military versions of a Boeing 757 which the USAF uses for executive travel - for his rally in Dubuque

Here he is: Donald Trump walks off Air Force One - one of the smaller military versions of a Boeing 757 which the USAF uses for executive travel - for his rally in Dubuque

On his way: Donald Trump walks across the jetway from his plane to address the crowd

On his way: Donald Trump walks across the jetway from his plane to address the crowd 

Cold climate, warm reception: Supporters photograph and cheer Trump as he walks on stage for his rally

Cold climate, warm reception: Supporters photograph and cheer Trump as he walks on stage for his rally 

View from the side: Despite the chilly conditions, one man was in a stars and stripes jacket to watch the president

View from the side: Despite the chilly conditions, one man was in a stars and stripes jacket to watch the president 

Crowd of thousands: There was no sign of social distancing as supporters packed into the risers at the Dubuque Regional Airport

Crowd of thousands: There was no sign of social distancing as supporters packed into the risers at the Dubuque Regional Airport

Faces in the crowd: People who came to Dubuque had to wrap up warm against the bitter wind
Faces in the crowd: People who came to Dubuque had to wrap up warm against the bitter wind

Faces in the crowd: People who came to Dubuque had to wrap up warm against the bitter wind

Consistent message: Campaign staff hand out signs at every rally to make sure the front rows show the message they want reflected to saupporters

Consistent message: Campaign staff hand out signs at every rally to make sure the front rows show the message they want reflected to saupporters 

'That wind is coming right into my face,' he said as the cold wind blew through the muddy field where he spoke.As the crowd shouted 'we love you,' he replied back: 'I love you too. If I didn't it wouldn't be standing here because it's freezing.'

Ivanka Trump introduced her father, comparing him to Winston Churchill in her short remarks. 'Winston Churchill said, 'It was the nation that had the lion's heart, I just had the luck to give it the roar,' she said. 

'How much does this remind you of our president and this movement?'He gave us roar,' she added. 

The president joked about how short a time she spoke for.

'We had the luck of having Ivanka here and I'll tell you it's the shortest introduction she's ever given me and now I understand why,' he said in reference to the weather.

Trump turned most of the sections into his speech into a commentary on the weather – even when he was criticizing his Democratic rivals' immigration policy.

'They want to allow virtually unlimited immigration to our country and unlimited access to our country,' he said of the Biden/Harris ticket.He then joked it was so cold refugees wouldn't want to come. 

How's the weather? Donald Trump shows what he thinks of bitter conditions in Washington, MI, at the first rally of his Sunday swing

How's the weather? Donald Trump shows what he thinks of bitter conditions in Washington, MI, at the first rally of his Sunday swing

Bundle up: Donald Trump shivers theatrically at the Michigan Sports Stars Park in Washington as he gets on stage to speak to the audience of his fans

No YMCA: Instead of his usual dance moves, Donald Trump reacted to 26-degree windchill as he came on stage for the rally in Washington, MI

No YMCA: Instead of his usual dance moves, Donald Trump reacted to 26-degree windchill as he came on stage for the rally in Washington, MI

Greeting for the crowd: Trump waves to supporters gathered in bitter conditions including flurries of snow and sleet

Greeting for the crowd: Trump waves to supporters gathered in bitter conditions including flurries of snow and sleet 

Happy to be here: Trump told his supporters that the cold made it worth wearing masks - not that many of them did

Happy to be here: Trump told his supporters that the cold made it worth wearing masks - not that many of them did

Give me shelter: Donald Trump had a break from the weather from above as he spoke in Washington Township to a crowd of supporters

Give me shelter: Donald Trump had a break from the weather from above as he spoke in Washington Township to a crowd of supporters

Ridicule: Donald Trump used his speech to pour scorn on Joe Biden, his Democratic rival who has been consistently ahead in the polls, including in Michigan

Ridicule: Donald Trump used his speech to pour scorn on Joe Biden, his Democratic rival who has been consistently ahead in the polls, including in Michigan

Praise for her father: Ivanka Trump compared the president to Winston Churchill, the British wartime prime minister, an analogy started by Trump himself

Praise for her father: Ivanka Trump compared the president to Winston Churchill, the British wartime prime minister, an analogy started by Trump himself

Popular with MAGA: The Trump campaign sees Ivanka as one of the best surrogate for her father but there have been few joint appearances on the campaign trail

The nuns are back: Members of the  Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Hartland, MI, were at a Trump rally last week and were back again Sunday. ‘Oh look at the sisters. You agree with me. You beautiful sisters,’ he said to them. ‘Are you cold? God will keep you warm.’

The nuns are back: Members of the  Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Hartland, MI, were at a Trump rally last week and were back again Sunday. 'Oh look at the sisters. You agree with me. You beautiful sisters,' he said to them. 'Are you cold? God will keep you warm.'


'It's freezing up here. I want to go back to Syria,' he said, roaring with laughter at his own joke.

The president also spent much of his remarks bragging about his economic record.

'I gave you a lot of auto plants,' he told the crowd. 'The auto business is coming back.'

In fact there has been one major assembly plant announced, by Fiat Chrysler in Detroit, which will open next year, and two smaller facilities which will employ under 450 people each. 


He warned with Joe Biden as president: 'You will have a depression.' He warned of higher gas prices and higher taxes.

'Under my leadership our economy is now growing at the fastest rate ever recorded,' Trump claimed even as the economy struggles to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

But his thoughts always returned to the weather. 'This is a true testament. I love the people of Michigan. It's worth it. It's worth it,' he said. 

Before his final campaign swing started - two days, seven states, 10 - rallies, Trump had a special message for Michigan, which is his first stop of the day.

He touted his economic record there after Barack Obama trashed him during campaign stops for Biden in Flint and Detroit on Saturday.

'When I originally became your all time favorite President, the Great State of Michigan was hemorrhaging car companies and jobs. Plants were closing and moving to Mexico, and other places. No new plants for decades. I stopped the moves, & now many plants are and have been built,' Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday morning before he left Washington D.C. 

'The place was a mess and would have lost much more business if I hadn't come along. Many new plants are starting. Foreign countries and companies now treat the USA, and Michigan, with respect. Big jobs plans. Please remember this when you go to cast your very important vote!,' he added.   

Nuns at the front: This was the crowd behind the Trump-supporting nuns who have now become part of the scene at Michigan rallies. The Catholic Church does not endorse one candidate over another but individual members of the clergy and religious orders are free to express political views

Nuns at the front: This was the crowd behind the Trump-supporting nuns who have now become part of the scene at Michigan rallies. The Catholic Church does not endorse one candidate over another but individual members of the clergy and religious orders are free to express political views

VIP seats: Those at the front of the crowd get fold-down seats to watch the president - not that many people use them

VIP seats: Those at the front of the crowd get fold-down seats to watch the president - not that many people use them

On his way: Donald Trump walked out of a special tent where aides stayed for the speech including (left) Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff

On his way: Donald Trump walked out of a special tent where aides stayed for the speech including (left) Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff

Applause: Donald Trump salutes his fans in Washington, Michigan, as he tells them to get out to vote. He is well behind in the polls in Michigan

Applause: Donald Trump salutes his fans in Washington, Michigan, as he tells them to get out to vote. He is well behind in the polls in Michigan

See you on the other side: Donald Trump is scheduled to have one more Michigan rally, the last one of his campaign, on Monday night

See you on the other side: Donald Trump is scheduled to have one more Michigan rally, the last one of his campaign, on Monday night

Crowd: Some of Donald Trump's supporters were wearing masks as they cheered his arrival on stage

Crowd: Some of Donald Trump's supporters were wearing masks as they cheered his arrival on stage 

Go to the tape: Donald Trump used what has become a staple of his campaign stops - a highlights reel of 'gaffes' by Joe Biden

Fewer masks here: One fan had a cutout Trump face to greet the president at the Michigan rally in Washington Township, in Macomb County, a swing district which backed Trump in 2016

Fewer masks here: One fan had a cutout Trump face to greet the president at the Michigan rally in Washington Township, in Macomb County, a swing district which backed Trump in 2016

Wrapped up for the cold: Donald Trump's fans were dressed for bitter temperatures as he addressed them in Washington, MI

Wrapped up for the cold: Donald Trump's fans were dressed for bitter temperatures as he addressed them in Washington, MI

In a blistering denouncement of his successor on Saturday, Obama criticized Trump's job record to Michigan voters during a stop in the critical battleground state. 

He pointed out he and Biden fought for the auto industry – which is huge in Michigan – during the economic recession. He said Trump has lost manufacturing jobs.

'The economic damage inflicted by botching the pandemic response means he'll be the only president since Herbert Hoover, to actually lose jobs,' Obama said of Trump. 'Herbert Hoover. That's a long time ago.'

Biden leads by seven points in Michigan according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state. Trump was in Michigan on Friday while Biden was there with Obama on Saturday. 

Trump will end his presidential campaign with a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Monday night – the same place he ended his successful 2016 run.

Early voting has begun in the state and more than 2.5 million have already cast their ballot, according to the Election Project, which tracks early voting.

The president is fighting hard to win the state and not afraid to butt heads with his political opposition.

He attacked the former Republican governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, in a tweet late last week after Snyder said he voted for Biden.

'Failed RINO former Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan was a disaster with respect to the Flint Water CATASTROPHE, and a very bad Governor overall. He hurt so many people with his gross incompetence,' Trump wrote Thursday evening.

On Saturday, when Obama and Biden were campaigning in the state and criticizing Trump's record, the president blamed them for the situation in Flint.

He tweeted angrily from Air Force One, saying the notorious water contamination happened 'on their watch.' 

In fact the lead poisoning happened when an emergency city manager appointed by Snyder switched the city's water supply to water from Lake Huron, introducing lead into the supply at dangerous levels. 

Snyder apologized repeatedly for the crisis. 

The president has also battled with the current governor – Democrat Gretchen Whitmer - over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, new COVID cases and deaths are on the rise in Michigan.

On Saturday, Michigan's 7-day moving average for daily cases was 2,879 - the highest it has ever been. Also on Saturday, Michigan reported a single-day record of new confirmed coronavirus cases: 3,792.

Trump will spend Sunday in MichiganIowaNorth CarolinaGeorgia, and Florida. He'll sleep at his golf club in Doral before Monday's swing to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Biden will spend Sunday and Monday in Pennsylvania. Trump held four rallies in that state on Saturday. He'll have daughters Ivanka and Tiffany there on Sunday. 

Both campaigns are spending most of the final few days of the campaign in the Midwest. 

Main attraction: Donald Trump points towards fans on the opposite side of the stage as he gets ready to address the crowd in Michigan Sports Stars Park, in must-win Macomb County which voted twice for Obama than switched to Trump

Main attraction: Donald Trump points towards fans on the opposite side of the stage as he gets ready to address the crowd in Michigan Sports Stars Park, in must-win Macomb County which voted twice for Obama than switched to Trump

Guarded: The view from behind Donald Trump as a Secret Service agent guards his dias as he addresses the crowd

Guarded: The view from behind Donald Trump as a Secret Service agent guards his dias as he addresses the crowd

Front row fans: Rally organizers encourage those directly behind the president to cover up so he does not appear on camers with people ignoring public safety guidelines

Front row fans: Rally organizers encourage those directly behind the president to cover up so he does not appear on camers with people ignoring public safety guidelines

Notmany masks, no social distancing: The audience at the Trump rally ignored state and federal health guidelines as they packed in to the risers for the event

Notmany masks, no social distancing: The audience at the Trump rally ignored state and federal health guidelines as they packed in to the risers for the event

Line up in the sunshine: Trump fans get ready to hear the president in Macomb County, MI

Line up in the sunshine: Trump fans get ready to hear the president in Macomb County, MI

Aggressive display: A popular image of Trump as Rambo was among flags flying in Washington Township's arena's parking lot

Aggressive display: A popular image of Trump as Rambo was among flags flying in Washington Township's arena's parking lot

Line up for Trump: This was the line to get in to the sports ground for the president's rally, held in bitter conditions

Line up for Trump: This was the line to get in to the sports ground for the president's rally, held in bitter conditions

Standing for the anthem: Supporters got to their feet for the anthem with no sign of masks in one section of the crowd. There was no social distancing of any kind

Standing for the anthem: Supporters got to their feet for the anthem with no sign of masks in one section of the crowd. There was no social distancing of any kind

Message: Supporters expressed their skepticism of the mainstream media - in line with the Republican leader's repeated tirades - with what they wore

Message: Supporters expressed their skepticism of the mainstream media - in line with the Republican leader's repeated tirades - with what they wore

'It’s a little tough out here,' President Donald Trump told reporters when he exited Air Force One in cold, sleeting Michigan

'It's a little tough out here,' President Donald Trump told reporters when he exited Air Force One in cold, sleeting Michigan

The White House on Sunday morning before President Trump left for his campaign swing

The White House on Sunday morning before President Trump left for his campaign swing

Joe Biden will hold two campaign events in Philadelphia on Sunday. He started the day by attending mass at his parish church, St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Delaware

Joe Biden will hold two campaign events in Philadelphia on Sunday. He started the day by attending mass at his parish church, St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Delaware

Former President Barack Obama, campaigning for Joe Biden in Michigan on Saturday, trashed President Trump's economic record

Former President Barack Obama, campaigning for Joe Biden in Michigan on Saturday, trashed President Trump's economic record 


Trump will begin Sunday in Washington, Michigan, where is trying to replicate his 2016 win when the states there put him in the White House. 

Democrats are trying to rebuild their 'blue wall' - a set of Midwest states that were reliably in their corner until Trump won them four years ago.

The Trump victory there left the party shocked and stunned - a situation they do not want to revisit this year.  

Those states include Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Trump won them by a point or two, leaving Democrats hopeful that Biden - long a champion of the blue-collar worker - can win them back.  

Biden brought former President Barack Obama to him in Michigan on Saturday where the two made their first joint campaign appearance together with rallies in Flint and Detroit. 

'Guess what Mr President, I'm coming for you,' Biden said to cheers from the crowd in Detroit.

Obama made it clear what was at stake on November 3.

'Three days Detroit. Three days until the most important election of our lifetimes,' he said. 'And that includes mine, which was pretty important.'  

Trump will be back in Michigan for two rallies on Monday. Ivanka Trump will also campaign there on Monday.

After his Michigan stop on Sunday, Trump moves to Iowa - a state he won by 10 points in 2016 and wants to keep in his corner.

From there he'll bounce to Hickory, North Carolina, before moving down to Rome, Georgia and ending the night in Miami. 


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