Huge Crowd of Trump Supporters Gathers Outside Biden Event Chanting '4 More Years'
Joe Biden 'greeted' by MAGA patriots outside Pennsylvania campaign stop
A massive crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters has gathered outside a venue to "greet" Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with chants of "four more years" as he makes a campaign stop.
By the looks of crowds gathered near the venue in south-central Pennsylvania on Thursday, it was hard to tell if former Vice President Biden or President Trump would be appearing.
MAGA patriots were out in force in Lancaster, holding Trump signs while chanting "Four more years!" and "U-S-A!"
The crowd gathered around 100 yards from where Biden would be unveiling his proposals on health care.
At one point, a large semi-truck, bearing photos of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, pulled up.
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The Trump supporters assembled outside a local recreational center, according to reports.
The Pro-Trump supporters outside of Joe Biden’s Lancaster, PA event have been joined by a truck. pic.twitter.com/wPADnQgcEt— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) June 25, 2020
The truck drove in between the Trump supporters and another group nearby that declared their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Biden traveled to the battleground state to meet with families who said they've benefited from the Affordable Care Act.
The health care legislation also known as ObamaCare was passed when Biden was former President Barack Obama's vice president.
The campaign stop came on the same day the Trump administration was expected to urge the Supreme Court to invalidate the national health care law.
Lancaster-Pennsylvania— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) June 25, 2020
Joe Biden to speak to a small group of families at the Lancaster Rec will be met by two group of protesters today..BLM and Trump supporters ..This guy leading in the polls ..Total nonsense!!..doubt he could fill a coffee shop pic.twitter.com/QsNNbMWXmE
"I think it’s cruel, it’s heartless, it’s callous,” Biden said of Trump’s attempts to dismantle ObamaCare.
"It’s all because in my view he can’t abide the thought of letting stand one of President Obama’s great achievements."
Biden also criticized Trump's notion that fewer tests would mean fewer cases of the coronavirus, as health experts have urged the importance of testing to limit the spread of the virus and identify those infected.
“He called testing, quote, a double-edge sword,” Biden said.
“Let's be crystal clear about what he means by that.
"Testing unequivocally saves lives and widespread testing is the key to opening our economy.
"That's one edge of the sword. The other edge, he thinks that finding out that more Americans are sick will make him look bad.”
Biden also mistakenly claimed that 120 million people had died from the novel coronavirus during the campaign stop -- overstating the number by about 1,000 times.
“People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do,” Biden said Thursday.
“Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”
The U.S. has seen at least 124,000 deaths -- not millions -- from COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Worldwide, more than 488,824 fatalities from the virus have been reported.
Biden's comments were immediately questioned by Republicans and the Trump 2020 Campaign team, which deemed the Democrat to be "very confused."
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH JOE BIDEN?— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 25, 2020
Joe Biden just said, "Now we have OVER 120 MILLION dead from COVID." pic.twitter.com/QBQTDyzzZt
“WHAT IS GOING ON WITH JOE BIDEN?” Steve Guest, the Republican National Committee’s rapid response director, tweeted out with a link to the clip.