Trump fact-checked as 'quite delusional' at rally that Fox News did not even air
President Donald Trump was visibly agitated during a Saturday evening campaign rally outside Reno, Nevada.
Trump bragged about having a huge crowd in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Neither MSNBC, CNN nor Fox News aired the rally live. In fact, C-SPAN didn't even air it live.
Trump began by lashing out at Gov. Steve Sisolak (D-NV), but veteran Nevada political reporter Jon Ralson said was "pure fiction" and "delusional."
@GovSisolak Trump just said Sisolak is a "political hack" who called venues to get the rally canceled and controls… https://t.co/Vv4sQfR26D— Jon Ralston (@Jon Ralston)1599964380.0
Trump also repeatedly complained during the speech about an ad running on his contempt for troops, which had also triggered him on Twitter.
Just landed in Nevada but while on Air Force One watched most vicious TV commercial I have ever seen. Pathetic Joe’… https://t.co/Ro1UcVKpVQ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1599962314.0
Trump said the ad was so mean that he can now get more "vicious" and immediately began pushing conspiracy theories that Democrats are trying to "rig" the election.
Trump got his supporters to chant "lock her up" during a rant on how his political adversaries should be imprisoned.
And as usual, Trump repeatedly complained about coverage of his administration, falsely labeling reporters "fake news."
"It's a rigged election, it's the only way we're going to lose," Trump claimed.
He also complained about not being able to use Air Force One as a backdrop for his campaign rally.
Trump didn't just attack Joe Biden, but went on rants against multiple candidates who sought the Democratic nomination and said that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) would be president within a month of Biden being sworn-in.
The leader of the free world also pondered out-loud whether he should shave his head like MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's rally:
Just watched a sea of people rush to the front of the barricades ahead of tonight’s rally in Minden, NV. https://t.co/pawt9D2P3Z— Mark Meredith (@Mark Meredith)1599955199.0
These events require hours of waiting, standing and can be too much for some in attendance. We’ve seen quite a num… https://t.co/J9hQfu6gtA— Kelly O'Donnell (@Kelly O'Donnell)1599962825.0
Within four minutes of beginning his remakrs, a reference to "the fake news back there." https://t.co/LWgIGcHNGe— Steve Herman (@Steve Herman)1599964155.0
"We're gonna win four more years in the White House, and then we'll negotiate, because based on the way we were tre… https://t.co/Ty2MzqPYad— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1599964309.0
Trump is doing a lot to sow mistrust in the 2020 elections during his rally right now, accusing Democrats of trying… https://t.co/m0pGRFfD6d— Jeremy Diamond (@Jeremy Diamond)1599964400.0
Like his deployment of federal agents over mayors' objections, Trump's systematic defiance of local standards in bl… https://t.co/7g5mUI3KiS— Ronald Brownstein (@Ronald Brownstein)1599964245.0
Trump, slurring, calls Joe Biden "a pathetic human being." If a guy sounding like this approached you on the other… https://t.co/fROl2YI6ha— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1599965337.0
Trump says he doesn't care "anymore" if his crowds chant "lock her up" about Hillary Clinton "and her lawyers should go to jail with her."— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1599965231.0
This is what Fox News is covering instead of the Trump rally https://t.co/mmFw4k2JPy— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1599965362.0
"By the way, the US Marshals did a great job in Portland. You know what I mean" -- here's Trump endorsing US Marsha… https://t.co/xK28CbLeoP— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1599966151.0