Standing on a stage before Mankato’s North Star Aviation flight school, Air Force One behind him, Trump credited his administration for boosting the economy in his first several years in the White House. Before the coronavirus pandemic — which he referred to as the “China plague” — took hold and delivered the worst health and economic crisis in a generation, Trump said, “Everyone was doing the best they’ve ever done.”
“We built the greatest economy in the history of the world and now I have to do it again,” Trump said. “You know what that is? That’s God testing me.”
Trump lost Minnesota by 1.5 percentage points in 2016.
This is Trumps 5th trip to the state since taking office.