Speaking in Winston-Salem on Tuesday night, the president enjoyed riffing off his familiar themes of chaos in Democrat-run cities and the mental stability of his opponent.
‘Biden’s plan is to appease the domestic terrorists. My plan is to arrest them,’ he said.
Trump said before China sent ‘the plague’ he was ‘sailing through an easy election’.
Trump also attacked Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, saying it would be ‘an insult to the country’ if she became the first female president.
Harris is on the ticket as Biden’s vice-president pick.
Donald Trump staged a rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Tuesday night
The president said he had been told 15,000 people were in attendance on Tuesday
The 74-year-old billionaire spoke to chants of ‘four more years’, delighting in the frenzy of support
As the sun set, the president railed against his Democratic opponent and warned of a Democrat-run White House
Donald Trump promised to ‘make America wealthy again, make America strong again, make America proud again, make America safe again, and make America great again’
Trump vowed that, with him as president, ‘we will live by the timeless words of our motto: in God we trust.’
He said that Biden was determined to unleash a culture war, rewriting America’s history and ashamed of the past.
‘You had a president who apologized for America,’ he said, referencing Obama.
‘Now you have a president who stands up for America.’
Huge cheers went up when he spoke about the fines he had introduced for defacing monuments and statues, in light of the George Floyd protests sparked by the May 25 killing.
Trump told the crowd that Biden claimed to be on the side of blue collar workers, but had ‘stabbed them in the back’ with his support for free trade.
The president said Biden was in thrall to China, and attacked him for his backing of the North American Free Trade Agreement – NAFTA. Trump has since repealed and replaced NAFTA with the North America Canada Trade Deal.
‘Joe Biden is weak, and he is always caving to China,’ he said.
Referencing the much-vaunted border wall – a key 2016 campaign promise – Trump insisted Mexico was indeed paying for it.
‘Mexico is paying for the wall,’ he said. ‘Even though they don’t say it.
‘We’re going to put a toll booth at the border. And maybe do something with remittances,’ he said.
Trump said the wall ‘is almost completed’ and was ‘wired for every single thing you could have’.
As of August 7, work had been completed on 30 miles of barriers where none had existed prior to Trump’s presidency, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Of that amount, five miles are ‘primary’ barriers – the first to be encountered – while 25 miles are ‘secondary’ barriers beyond the primary ones.
Funding had been identified for another 157 miles of new wall that is ‘in the pre-construction phase,’ according to the agency.
The president took to the stage in North Carolina at 7pm on Tuesday, whipping up his supporters into a frenzy
Crowds of Trump supporters gathered at the air field outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Tuesday evening
Fans of the president wore his campaign t-shirt and baseball caps, and held up signs proclaiming their support
Trump spoke for an hour and ten minutes on Tuesday night, listing his promises kept and warning of Democrat rule
He told his supporters that he had kept his promises, citing justice reform, ending NAFTA and pulling the U.S. out of the Iran deal.
‘We ended catch and release, stopped asylum fraud, and deported 20,000 gang members,’ he said.
‘We invested $2.5 trillion in the U.S. military and gave our great warriors a big pay rise.’
After Trump’s stop in Winston-Salem, two of his sons will also be campaigning for their father in North Carolina.
Eric Trump is expected to speak at a campaign event on Wednesday in High Point.
The following day, Donald Trump Jr. will be campaigning in Hendersonville.
‘You better elect me, North Carolina,’ the president said, to chants of ‘four more years’.
As the rally finished, after an hour and 10 minutes, he promised to ‘make America wealthy again, make America strong again, make America proud again, make America safe again, and make America great again.’
The president said that he had been told 15,000 people had gathered for Tuesday night’s rally
Donald Trump was back on the campaign trail on Tuesday night, staging a rally at Smith-Reynolds Regional Airport
Trump appeared to be enjoying himself at the open-air rally, telling the crowd: ‘This is better than a stadium!’
Trump’s supporters waited for several hours for the president to arrive on Tuesday night in Winston-Salem
Trump celebrated his popularity with female voters on Tuesday night, and a group of pro-life women were showing support
People cheer as Air Force One with President Donald Trump aboard arrives for a campaign rally on Tuesday in North Carolina