Trump says Melania felt it was 'sad' watching Biden in Democratic debate, claims 'Sleepy Joe will destroy US'
The president ripped into the former vice president at the airport rally in Freeland saying the administration will be full of far-Left lunatics if Democrats won power
President Donald Trump on Thursday, September 10, made his spouse Melania Trump a part of the polarized political scenario prevalent across the country during a campaign in Michigan, a key electoral state. Addressing his supporters at Freeland’s MBS International Airport later in the day, he said the first lady uttered the word “sad” when she watched Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a debate.
“The first lady actually came in... and she watched the debate and she watched Joe and she said, “Darling, it’s so sad”,” the 74-year-old Trump said before tearing into the former vice president. Melania, 50, is not known for making forays into her husband’s world and is often perceived by the media and public as an enigmatic personality.
On Friday, September 11, The Daily Express, UK, came up with a report that said Melania’s official Twitter account appeared to have been facing unusual issues. Her fans noticed that her more recent posts were not appearing, prompting them to question whether her social media account was being censored. In June, while Trump and his administration was busy fighting a political battle in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis that saw the nation exploding on the streets, Melania chose a different route than her husband to stress on the need for peace on Twitter. The president, on the other hand, was busy taking on the governors of the violence-affected states and the first lady’s tweets made the West Wing uneasy, one White House official said, according to CNN. Here's what Melania had tweeted back in June about peaceful protests.
Saddened to see our country & communities being damaged & vandalized. I ask everyone to protest in peace & focus on taking care of one another & healing our great nation.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 1, 2020
Trump: 'Far-Left lunatics will take over if Biden wins'
Coming back to Trump’s Michigan rally, he said “far-Left lunatics” will run the administration if Biden won the November 3 election and the latter would eliminate new jobs and flood the state with refugees. Also taking a dig at the Democratic candidate, Trump said cities like Chicago and Baltimore, both of which have mayors of color, saw murder rates “higher than in Afghanistan”.
If Joe Biden is elected, far-left lunatics won’t just be running failed Dem Cities—they will be running the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Supreme Court. No city, town or suburb will be safe. On November 3rd, your vote will SAVE AMERICA! pic.twitter.com/N8TZagbEpr— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020
“The murder rate in Democrat-run cities like Chicago, Baltimore, New York [and] so many others is higher than in Afghanistan, yet Biden supports imposing these failed policies nationwide. You will have crime like you've never seen it before. If Joe Biden is elected far-left lunatics won't just be running frail Democrat cities, they'll be running the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and the US Supreme Court, and we can't let that happen,” he said. The president also mocked Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate, calling her the “most liberal person in the USA”.
The president also boasted about his own support at the rally, saying: “This is not the crowd of a person who comes in second place.” He also called Biden the "worst presidential candidate in the history of presidential politics".
“On November 3 Michigan you better vote for me! I got you so many damn car plants,” he said as the crowd cheered while displaying ‘Make America Great Again’ signs. They were also standing close to each other with many without wearing a mask.
On September 10 night, Trump tweeted: “When we win I, as your President, will totally forgive ALL deferred payroll taxes with money from the General Fund. I will ALWAYS protect Seniors and your Social Security! Sleepy Joe Biden will do the opposite, he will raise your taxes and DESTROY our Country!”
When we win I, as your President, will totally forgive ALL deferred payroll taxes with money from the General Fund. I will ALWAYS protect Seniors and your Social Security! Sleepy Joe Biden will do the opposite, he will raise your taxes and DESTROY our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020
Trump went for the rally in Michigan despite the officials expressing concerns that his rallies were seeing more participation and people were flouting public health norms intended to check the spread of Covid-19 that has killed more than 191,000 in the country so far.
Trump won back Michigan as the first Republican presidential candidate in 2016 after the Democrats won it for six consecutive times since 1992 but it was by a wafer-thin margin of 0.22 percent against Hillary Clinton.