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US president mocks Democrats’ socially distanced drive-in rallies

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Supporters listen to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speak at a drive-in rally on the Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks campus in Bristol, Pennsylvania, on October 24, 2020. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS

US President Donald Trump is mocking the  Democrats’ socially distanced drive-in rallies during the the 2020 presidential campaigns.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama have been holding the rallies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which keeps claiming lives in the United States.

“People in cars. I don’t get it. They’re in cars,” Trump said to the mostly maskless audience, packed together, during an in-person campaign rally in Lumberton, North Carolina. “There were so few cars. I’ve never seen an audience like this.”

The Republican nominee further suggested that Biden is not popular and that the media should not cover the rallies.

“The media made a mistake. They made a tragic mistake. They showed the crowd,…They were screaming, ‘Don’t do it! Don’t show the crowd,” Trump said. “There were so few of them it didn’t even matter.”

Obama, on the other hand, brought up the low TV ratings that Trump has had and how it would upset him at a drive-in rally in Miami.

The former president has been bringing up the issue since he started campaigning for Biden in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

"[Trump] hasn't shown any interest in doing the work, or helping anybody but himself and his friends, or treating the presidency like a reality show that he can use to get attention," Obama said then. "And by the way, even then, his TV ratings are down. So you know that upsets him."

"But the thing is this is not a reality show. This is reality, and the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him, proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously," he added.

In July, Trump suggested that Biden coverage would receive "no ratings" in media.

"With no ratings, media will go down along with our great USA!" Trump tweeted.

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