President Donald Trump appeared to joke at a rally on Friday, Oct. 16, that he may have to leave the United States if he loses in the November election against Democratic rival Joe Biden, whom he called “the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics.”
“I shouldn’t joke because you know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me,” the president said at a campaign event on Friday evening in Macon, Georgia.
“Could you imagine if I lose?” he said. “My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not going to feel so good.”
“Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know” he added.
Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins. pic.twitter.com/XmbtYpNDoh
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 17, 2020
The Biden campaign quickly seized on the remarks, sharing them on social media in the form of a campaign video with caption, “I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message.”
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— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 20, 2020
But to paint Biden as a weak candidate, President Trump touted his enthusiastic rally to demonstrate the contrast to the social distancing and face coverings at the former vice president’s campaign events.
“We have the biggest rallies in the history of politics. Nobody has rallies like this,” President Trump told a large, loudly cheering crowd at Middle Regional Airport.
“We have the greatest enthusiasm, the biggest crowds in the history of politics, and they, I mean Biden, had a rally today like 13 people showed up and they don’t talk about it,” the president said.
During his event, President Trump also condemned Biden and his family as a “criminal enterprise,” pointing to a new story in the New York Post, which revealed details of Hunter Biden earning so much money from lucrative foreign deals with his father’s influence.
“The Biden family is a criminal enterprise,” the president said. “Frankly, it makes crooked Hillary Clinton look like an amateur.”
“Here’s a guy, didn’t have a job, now he’s taking in millions, and plenty of it goes to Joe Biden too, don’t kid yourself,” President Trump said.
The president also lashed out at “the media and Big Tech” for covering up the Biden scandal.
“Here we have the biggest scandal going on anywhere in the world, the corruption of Joe Biden and the Biden family, and he’s interviewed last night by Stephanopoulos on ABC and they don’t even ask him a question about it,” the president said, referring to a town hall with Biden on ABC News on Friday.
President Trump’s comments came as his Democrat rival continues to allegedly lead him in the polls during the final weeks before Election Day.