Later in Pensacola, Trump recounted the moment with joy.
“It looked like he had done it, it looked like it was going to be okay. He got off the stage, went back to his basement, then they hit him with the energy issue. They hit him with something called oil, ”he told a sprawling crowd that appeared to be one of the biggest in his campaign to date.
While Florida still registers thousands of new COVID-19 cases every day, members of the public stood up and sat side by side and the Make America Great Again hats outnumbered the face coverings. In-person voting in the state began Monday.
As part of her damage control, Biden sent running mate Kamala Harris to help clarify her position as she campaigned in Swing State, Georgia.
“Let’s be very clear about this: Joe Biden is not going to ban hydraulic fracturing,” Harris said, referring to a technique that uses a pressurized liquid to extract oil or natural gas. “He’s going to take care of the oil subsidies. You know, the president likes to take everything out of context. But let’s be clear, what Joe was talking about was to ban subsidies, but he won’t ban fracking in America.
While campaigning in The Villages, Trump hurled an insult at Harris that indicated his gender, quickly drawing criticism.
“Kamala will not be your first female president,” Trump said. “Listen, we’re not going to be a socialist nation. We’re not going to have a socialist president, especially a female socialist president.