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

Trump – speaking to a majority of the 5,000 nearly unmasked supporters gathered at Carson City Airport – said he expected to win each of the potentially critical presidential battle battles, despite polls that always show him the democratic Joe Biden.

“The lines are miles long and they wear caps and badges and beautiful shirts,” the president said, referring to his supporters in each state. “There is more energy now than four years ago. A lot. In Michigan, everyone hopes we can be good. ”

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“Something strange is happening in Michigan and other places, because we are not at 20 percent, we are leading.”

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

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

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“Is there anyone to vote for (Biden) in the crowd ?,” Trump asked. “He should not have won the nomination. It would have gone to Bernie (Sanders) before Elizabeth Warren split the vote.

“We want a normal life. We wanted to be where we were seven months ago. Next year will be the greatest economic year in the history of our country. “

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

He did not forget to take some custom swipe to “lamestream media.”

“What they don’t realize is that I don’t have them, their ratings will be lost,” Trump said, signaling to a press riser among the crowd. “They want Biden to win, but if Biden wins they are no longer in business. He is the worst person I have ever seen.”

Biden’s campaign sought to respond to some of those jabs in a statement released hours before the rally.

“When President Trump visits Nevada today, he must answer for his failed response to COVID-19 that led to the 88,000 Nevadans infected with the virus, his refusal to pass additional financial assistance to desperate families in need. assistance during this economic crisis – including nearly 200,000 Nevadans still unemployed due to the pandemic – and his determination to weaken the health care of millions of Americans by seeking to overthrow the entire Affordable Care Act, “said the former vice president. “Instead of accepting responsibility and leading, President Trump continues to neglect COVID-19.

“Donald Trump did not take the necessary precautions to protect himself and others. How can we trust him to protect Nevada families?”

Just five weeks have passed since Trump landed in Silver State, a rapid return signaling the growing confidence of his campaign in the long-running presidential battle battle Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016.

Most polls show Democrat Joe Biden’s Trump runways an average of 5 percent points among Nevadans that could possibly weigh on this year’s race for the White House.

The president exploded in such surveys while criticizing last month’s stoppage in Minden and Henderson, where he also repeated many unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud and the drama surrounding previous planned events of his campaign in Reno and Las Vegas.

He went on to renew a long-running run with Governor Steve Sisolak, the first-time Democrat who briefly threatened to withhold part of Douglas County’s federal coronavirus relief fund after local leaders allowed more than 5,000 people who attended Trump’s appearance at Minden- Tahoe Airport.

Xtreme Manufacturing, which hosted an internal rally for the president over the same weekend, was hit by a $ 3,000 fine from city officials in Henderson. The company has been accused of six separate business license violations, including operating the Sisolak statewide ban on gathering more than 50 people.

The governor raised that limit to 250 people, and more than 1,000 for conventions, trade shows and other events that submitted a large gathering plan approved by state and local health officials.

It is not clear what the consequences will be for Carson City, this airport or the Trump campaign that may be facing for violating those policies.

Carson City Health District on Friday referred questions about the campaign event plan to the City Manager’s office, saying it had no “information to share” at the rally.

The Nevada Department of Business and Industry has confirmed that they also did not receive a major event plan from the Trump campaign. They did not say what would happen to the campaign if it did not submit one.

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People are waving at the arrival of President Donald Trump’s motorcade in Carson City October 18, 2020.

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UPDATE 4:20 pm: President Donald Trump begins addressing many supporters at Carson City Airport.

UPDATE 3:30 pm Air Force One landed in Reno before President Donald’s rally in Carson City.

A procession of Nevada GOP luminaries wrapped in pre-rally formalities, warming up an unmasked crowd of about 3,000 people patiently waiting for Trump to arrive in Carson City.

Assembly Minority Leader Robin Titus, R-Wellington, opened a hearing on Sunday in prayer for Trump’s recovery from COVID and a quick confirmation for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The term-limited state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, led the pledge of allegiance, before giving way to US Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., Who urged rallygoers to ignore polls showing Trump following Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Nevada.

“I want anyone here who has seen the media to cover a poll showing Trump leading up to their raise,” Amodei said. “The record should show that no hands are raised today in Carson City.”

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

“Now is our chance to go out and vote and make sure we give our president four more years. In 2016, all the polls showed that the president would not win,” “But with those results, in Florida and Pennsylvania, suddenly, shone with everyone this man would be president.

“Visualize that in the next 16 days, as we watch Nevada go for Trump.”

Michael McDonald, chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, later aimed at the controversial state so-called “ballot harvesting” law. Trump unsuccessfully accused him of blocking that measure, ensuring every active, registered voter in Nevada receives a ball-in ballot before Election Day.

“You have to vote,” McDonald added. “These rallies, the ‘peaceful protests,’ as I call them, are great.… But we have to vote.”

ORIGINAL 1:15 pm: Hundreds of thermos-toting supporters gathered in Carson City at 8 am on Sunday, eight full hours ahead of President Donald Trump’s second visit to Northern Nevada over several 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 pm The Reno Gazette Journal will be discussed live at the rally.

Just five weeks have passed since Trump landed in Silver State, a rapid return signaling the growing confidence of his campaign in the long-running presidential battle battle Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016.

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