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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE on Saturday mocked Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad 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 SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere 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 ClintonValadao unseats Cox in election rematch Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work MORE by just more than 3 points.