‘The crowds are much bigger, there’s more enthusiasm, but Fox is the big difference,’ Trump said comparing his 2016 run to this one. ‘Somewhere along the line we lost Fox, but that’s OK.’
The president had prefaced his statement with, ‘We still have a few great ones at Fox.’ The network carried Trump’s full Michigan rally live, despite Democrat Joe Biden holding an event in Iowa that started shortly after.
President Donald Trump addressed a crowd at Oakland County International Airport, in Waterford Township, Michigan on Friday, where he complained about Fox News Channel and made fun of Fox News’ Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask
President Donald Trump railed against Fox News Channel at the Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township, Michigan on Friday. He also made fun of Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who was in the crowd, for wearing a mask
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson (left), a retired neurosurgeon, and his wife Candy (right) were in Trump’s Michigan crowd, not wearing masks
President Donald Trump tosses a ballcap into the crowd during his first rally Friday in Michigan. He’ll head to Wisconsin and then Minnesota for two more events thoughout the day
Biden’s was then played.
Fox anchor Bill Hemmer said the network aired both ‘to give you a gauge of how two candidates are running very different campaigns.’
For one, Trump’s isn’t abiding by basic COVID restrictions, packing people in and not enforcing mask-wearing.
When Trump looked out into the Michigan crowd to scout Ingraham, he was surprised to see was wearing one.
‘I can’t recognize you. Is that a mask? No way, are you wearing a mask?’ he shouted to Ingraham. ‘I’ve never seen her in a mask.’
‘Look at you, Laura, he went on. ‘She’s being very politically correct. Whoa! Whoa!’ Trump added.
At Trump’s recent flurry of rallies, of majority of attendees have been unmasked, as the president has mocked Democratic nominee Joe Biden for his mask-wearing.
Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, and his wife Candy were in the crowd.
They didn’t wear masks.
Trump has been using a clip of Ingraham’s show in the video reel that he’s played at each rally, where she goes after Biden.
His Michigan stop – located halfway between Detroit and Flint – was the first of the day, with just four days left until votes are finished being cast in the 2020 presidential race.
Trump will travel to Wisconsin, which he won over Hillary Clinton, next.
He’ll end his day in Minnesota, where his event was capped to 250 attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Trump is hoping Minnesota, another part of the Democrats’ so-called ‘blue wall,’ will flip his way this time.
In Michigan he, again, went after the state’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whl was targeted by right-wing militia members in a kidnapping plot.
Trump has continued to bash her coronavirus restrictions anyway, falsely claiming Democratic governors are keeping precautions in place to hurt the president politically.
During Friday’s rally he got a raucous ‘lock her up! chant.
‘Not me!’ he said looking at the members of the media at the venue. ‘They blame me everytime that happens.’
He also told the Michigan crowd he was sure he’d win Minnesota because of Rep. Ilhan Omar, a favorite target of Trump’s and one of just two Muslim women in Congress.
She represents one-fourth of the House Democrats ‘squad’ of progressive freshmen lawmakers.