President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal judge shoots down Texas proclamation allowing one ballot drop-off location per county Nine people who attended Trump rally in Minnesota contracted coronavirus Schiff: If Trump wanted more infections ‘would he be doing anything different?’ MORE rallied his supporters at the White House Saturday in the first public event he’s held since he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
In an event the White House dubbed a “peaceful protest” on “law & order,” the president repeated some of his usual talking points in a speech that lasted just over 15 minutes, touting his support for law enforcement and hammering Democrats over nationwide protests over systemic racism and police brutality.
“The homes and churches and businesses of Black and Hispanic Americans have been looted, you know that, they’ve been vandalized and burned by leftwing fanatics. Total bad people. They know what they’re doing. Yet Biden likes to call them ‘peaceful protesters.,’” he added, referring to Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFederal judge shoots down Texas proclamation allowing one ballot drop-off location per county Sanders endorses more than 150 down-ballot Democrats Debate commission cancels Oct. 15 Trump-Biden debate MORE.
Trump has sought to woo Black and Hispanic voters away from Biden this election cycle. The former vice president has polled extremely well with Black Americans both in the Democratic primary and in the polls for the Nov. 3 election, though marginal decreases could impact his standing in some key swing states.
The speaking event was organized by conservative activist Candace Owens, who leads the BLEXIT movement and has centered her activism around pushing voters of color to leave the Democratic Party.
Trump has previously railed against nationwide unrest sparked after the police killing in late May of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In addition, the police killings of several