Trump Claims Electing Biden Would Mean 'No Thanksgiving, No Christmas' and Hillary Had the Perfect Response
With nearly 250 thousand American deaths from the pandemic that's upended daily life in the United States, President Donald Trump is still attacking Democratic nominee Joe Biden on the campaign trail for Biden's willingness to observe safety guidelines written by Trump's own experts.
Even as cases of the pandemic are spiking across the country, Trump continues to hold packed rallies with thousands of supporters while mocking Biden for holding more intimate events that adhere to health and safety guidelines.
At a rally in Arizona, Trump falsely suggested that Biden has no plans to reopen the country.
If you vote for Biden, your kids will not be in school, there will be no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, and no Fourth of July! pic.twitter.com/Pjyd8TGXME
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020
"If you vote for Biden, it means no kids in school, no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, and no Fourth of July together. Other than that, you have a wonderful life."
Trump was referring to the widespread crackdown on large events implemented by local leaders concerned with slowing the spread of the virus.
But in her response to Trump's assertion, 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton pointed out that this is already happening under Trump's watch—the implication being that his constant dismissal of the threat posed by the virus has lengthened the necessity of these measures.
Clinton simply told Trump to "look around."
Look around you, Donald. https://t.co/N7Pb4cQOTV
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 29, 2020
People took the former Secretary of State's point.
We don't have those things now? And Biden isn't president (yet). How is this man so delusional? He's literally just saying all the things we won't have UNDER HIM RN. #VoteHimOut #VoteBidenHarris2020 #VoteBiden https://t.co/y4jPmer8tB
— Caitlin Hescock (@cshoe89) October 29, 2020
Yes, Trump probably the most un-self aware person in history.#Unfit#TrumpOrAmerica https://t.co/4vNkFyM1re
— Jim Ferguson (@DaddioJKF) October 29, 2020
This is actually happening now under your administration DT . 🙈 https://t.co/8a7tVUKiPR
— Nicole Alvarez (@NicoleFAlvarez) October 29, 2020
Trump created our COVID universe. We are not having, Thanksgiving or Christmas with our family ,because of his incompetence. https://t.co/g2ZW0apg5F
— debra l. dooley (@debralenora) October 29, 2020
Has this man been asleep this entire year ???
Like sir, you did that.
And people are still dying!!
Also I would gladly miss graduation and thanksgiving if it saves someone's life. https://t.co/HdpUoHas9L
— Juju 🥑 (@julierupertoo) October 29, 2020
Is he so unaware that this is what is happening under his watch...are is supporters so gullible that they dont see it's happening in the NOW not the future...that his lack of action will cause the future that @JoeBiden will have to deal with? https://t.co/uWZw78uCsH
— Patricia H (@Teagal55) October 29, 2020
They applauded her rebuttal.
Love me a shady HRC. 🔥🔥 https://t.co/KEYm6tplbE
— 🏳️🌈 5 Days 💕 #BidenHarris 💛 🐝 🥁 (@Burkmc) October 29, 2020
Queen of shade. Thank you, @HillaryClinton. https://t.co/btDt7FOcYi
— Laura Wallingford (@rulymob) October 29, 2020
got his ass https://t.co/AfzHW1v3Tv
— The Telltale Garbodorian Gray (@GarbodorianGray) October 29, 2020
After nearly two years of campaigning, the presidential election is on November 3rd, but early voting has begun in at least 40 states.