With 47 days to go until the election, Air Force One flew into central Wisconsin’s airport on Thursday evening, where Donald Trump pitched himself as the lone figure standing between Americans and leftwing radicals bent on chaos.
“Biden wants to surrender our country to the violent leftwing mob,” Trump told a crowd of thousands beside the tarmac. “If Biden wins, very simple, China wins. If Biden wins, the mob wins. If Biden wins, the rioters, anarchists, arsonists and flag-burners, they win. And we’re not into flag-burners.”
In a speech that ran close to 90 minutes, Trump boasted of economic success prior to the pandemic, promised to “deliver a safe and effective vaccine before the end of the year”, and framed Joe Biden as a feckless, career politician eager to confiscate guns, raise taxes and lead the nation toward anarchy.
And, as he has done in previous rallies, Trump also veered into rambling, at times bizarre claims, including an unspecific assertion that he…