‘Liberal’ Joe Biden Blasts Trump Supporters as ‘Ugly Folks’ - WATCH
Democrat presidential candidate snaps during 'rally' after MAGA fans flood event
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to snap during his Friday "rally" in Minnesota when he blasted supporters of President Donald Trump as "ugly folks."
Biden has drawn criticism for his response after attacking Trump supporters who flooded his campaign event in St. Paul and interrupted his "social-distanced" drive-in "rally" by honking horns
"Dr. Fauci called for a mask mandate last week," told the crowd of his supporters, who were overwhelmed by large numbers of MAGA fans.
"This isn't a political statement like those ugly folks over there, beeping the horn," Biden blasted.
"This is a patriotic duty for God's sake!" he added, clearly raged by the interruption.
Ironically, Biden's attack on conservatives came less than a minute after he had stated: "We need a president who will bring us together, not pull us apart."
The drive-in rally was invite-only, with his campaign claiming that details were only sent out to a small list of party activists, according to The Daily Mail.
In the parking lot, even the cars were "socially distanced," parked about 10 to 20 feet apart.
Outside the perimeter fence, a crowd of Trump supporters gathered, waving flags and displaying signs supporting the Republican candidate.
Joe Biden calls Trump supporters "Ugly Folks," at Minnesota rally. pic.twitter.com/vxgHTnKlOB— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 31, 2020
It followed Biden calling Trump supporters "chumps" when they tried to crash his drive-by rally in Pennsylvania last weekend.
Biden's critics accused him of echoing Hillary Clinton's infamous "basket of deplorables" remark from the 2016 campaign.
"I guess calling those who support a different political candidate 'chumps and ugly folks' is a step up from 'deplorables,'" remarked one Twitter user.
Radio host Derek Hunter mocked Biden's remarks in a tweet, writing in the candidate's voice: "I will end the name-calling and bring the country together, unlike those ugly folks over there, those chumps who disagree with me.
"They probably work in the oil and gas industry and are whining that I'm going to put them out of work. Oh well, screw them."
Jason Lewis, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, questioned Biden for calling himself the candidate "who will bring us together, not pull us apart" and then insulting his opponent's supporters.
BIDEN'S FULL REMARKS:
MOMENTS AGO: Joe Biden calls out hecklers beeping horns during his speech: "This isn't a political statement like those ugly folks over there beeping their horns!" pic.twitter.com/UPHbK446n9— The Hill (@thehill) October 30, 2020
Biden's remarks came on a day of dueling Midwest rallies held by himself and President Donald Trump in the final days of the election.
Trump and Biden barnstormed three heartland states each, highlighting their differences in a race overshadowed by the pandemic.
Trump, heralded a "big day" of campaigning as he left the White House, then held a rally in Michigan before heading to Wisconsin and Minnesota, all states battling climbing numbers of virus cases.
Biden was also stumping in Wisconsin and in Minnesota and held a third drive-in rally in Iowa.
In Minnesota, Biden spoke about the street violence that occurred after video aired of George Floyd's killing.
He then framed the majority of the nationwide protests as "peaceful," claiming they are a call for socialist policies to be implemented in America.
"These protests are a cry for justice," Biden said.
"True justice is also economic justice, access to schooling, housing, access to capital," he added.