President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden traded COVID-19 barbs on the campaign trail Saturday.
As Trump hopscotched through three different battleground states — North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin – Biden trained his fire on Pennsylvania, which he aims to take back for the Democrats after Trump’s surprise 2016 win there.
But at two drive-in rallies in the critical swing counties of Bucks and Luzerne, Biden was met with scores of Trump fans who lined the roadways with campaign flags and shouts of “Go home, Joe!”
“We don’t do things like those chumps out there with the microphones, those Trump guys,” an irritated Biden told his supporters at Bucks County Community College — all of them ensconced inside about 130 cars to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Trump, at a non-socially-distanced rally in Lumberton, N.C., ridiculed his rival’s “tiny little crowds.”
“There were so few cars, I’ve never seen an audience like this,” Trump said. “You just heard a couple of horns going ‘honk honk.’ It’s the weirdest thing.”
Biden defended his limited-capacity events.
“I don’t like the idea of all this distance, but it’s necessary,” he told the Bucks County crowd. “We don’t want to become superspreaders.”
But Trump dismissed Biden’s doom and gloom.
“No, we’ve got to have spirit, our country,” the president said. “We’re tired of all of this stuff. We’re tired of such negativity.”