Trump mocks Joe Biden's drive-in rallies at North Carolina event

President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE on Saturday mocked Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE’s drive-in rallies as “small” compared with his.

During an in-person campaign rally in Lumberton, N.C., Trump told the crowd that he would deliver “prosperity” to the country and “epic job growth.”

He then said he had just watched Biden making a speech, appearing to refer to the former vice president's stop in Pennsylvania the same day. 

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Biden and his surrogates have held several campaign events as drive-ins amid the pandemic to allow for social distancing. 

“People in cars. I don’t get it. They’re in cars,” Trump said to an audience that appeared to be packed together, with only some people wearing masks. “There were so few cars. I’ve never seen an audience like this.” 

Trump then joked that the cars “weren’t socially distanced” but that “there were so few of them it didn’t even matter.” He then said the media made a “tragic mistake” by showing the crowds.

“The media made a mistake. They made a tragic mistake. They showed the crowd,” Trump said. “They were screaming, ‘Don’t do it! Don’t show the crowd!”  

The president then said he didn’t think “Biden had the kind of sense” to hold the rally, saying it was a “tiny, tiny little crowd.” 

The rally was one of three campaign events slated for the president on Saturday as both Trump and the former vice president seek to gin up support in crucial swing states less than two weeks before Election Day. 

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Trump is slated to make appearances in Wisconsin and Ohio later Saturday as well. 

Trump claimed during the North Carolina rally that Biden was trying to cut Social Security, an attack the president lobbed at Biden in the final debate earlier this week.

His campaign showed a video of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAngst grips America's most liberal city Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire Democrats say they have the votes to advance .5T budget measure MORE (I-Vt.) accusing Biden of doing the same thing during a Democratic primary debate. 

“So I wanna show you Joe Biden on Social Security,” Trump said. “Watch this, the video, please.” 

 

Biden and Trump are currently deadlocked in the state, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll released Tuesday. The survey found Biden with 49 percent support among likely voters in the state and Trump with 48 percent support. Trump carried the state in the 2016 election over former Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE by just more than 3 points.