The Independent reports:
As Minnesota reached its highest-ever single-day coronavirus case count, Donald Trump attacked the state’s governor Tim Walz for limiting his campaign rally attendance before a brief campaign speech to the roughly 250 people in attendance.
“All because the governor wants to play games,” the president said before shaking hands and tossing campaign hats to supporters in an overflow area at a rally at the Rochester International Airport on Friday.
“He’s a weak governor, he’s done a terrible job, he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing,” he said. Following a 22-minute speech racing through his applause lines, the president returned to Air Force One.
Trump’s Minnesota rally was just 21 minutes long, which has to be the shortest of the campaign for him by far.
(The crowd was smaller because of a Covid-related order from the governor. Trump criticized the order and the governor. He normally feeds off crowds.)
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) October 30, 2020
Maybe it’s the small crowd. Maybe it’s the cold. But this is the lowest energy I’ve ever seen the President be at a rally. He’s blowing through his applause lines, just checking the boxes on his usual speech, like he’s got somewhere to be. pic.twitter.com/iZyj6YSlLp
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) October 30, 2020
— American Bridge 21st Century (@American_Bridge) October 30, 2020
Your far-left Dem Attorney General, and your Dem Governor tried to shut down our rally, silence the people of Minnesota, and take away your freedom of assembly. They thought we would cancel – but I said NO WAY, I will NEVER abandon the people of Minnesota! pic.twitter.com/wF1uolGlf6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2020