At a campaign rally in Nevada, President Donald Trump on Saturday repeated unsubstantiated claims that mail-in ballots would contribute to widespread voter fraud in the November election.
“The Democrats are trying to rig this election because that’s the only way they’re going to win,” he said to cheers and applause.
In a meandering 90-minute speech, Trump touched on some of his campaign’s themes, including protecting the Second Amendment right to bear arms, securing the U.S.-Mexico border, ending ongoing civil unrest and beating his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Let’s face it – Joe is shot,” he said. “He’s going to be locked up someplace, and the radical left is going to be running our country.”
Trump addressed a sea of supporters Saturday evening on the tarmac of Nevada’s Minden-Tahoe Airport. Many of those gathered were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing despite the coronavirus pandemic
The president was initially scheduled to hold a fundraiser and rallies in Las Vegas and Reno this weekend, but the campaign had to make last-minute changes because of state coronavirus restrictions banning gatherings of more than 50 people.
Trump addressed the change in location on Saturday, accusing Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, of attempting to shut down the campaign rally because of political bias.
“He tried to stop us. He couldn’t, and now he’s in charge of the election,” he said. “He can rig the election.”
Source: NBC News