Biden Not Appearing in Public Saturday; Trump Going to North Carolina Rally

September 19, 2020 Updated: September 20, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is not appearing in public on Saturday, according to his campaign, while President Donald Trump has a rally scheduled in North Carolina.

Biden’s campaign called a lid at 8:34 a.m.

A lid is a term used by staffers for elected officials. It means that an official is not expected to appear in public.

Biden, 77, traveled on Friday to Minnesota, where he visited the Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center in Hermantown, a suburb of Duluth.

Biden learned about how workers manufacture at the center before delivering remarks to approximately 50 people regarding his plan to reshore manufacturing from other countries.

Biden has outlined a plan similar to Trump’s that involves actions to incentivize companies to return to the United States.

“My plan is going to create millions of good-paying jobs building the products and technologies that we need now and in the future. And it starts with a pretty basic idea. When the government spends taxpayers’ money, we should spend that money to buy American products made by American workers in American supply chains to generate American growth and opportunity,” he said.

Biden flew back to Delaware in the evening after visiting a Duluth Fire Department engine house and a bakery. He lives in Wilmington.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minn., on Sept. 18, 2020. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Trump on Friday hosted a Kuwaiti official at the White House before holding a press conference where he announced the United States plans to manufacture enough doses of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine for every American by April 2021.

Trump also traveled to Minnesota. He delivered remarks at the airport in Bemidji. He later returned to the White House.

Trump told those assembled that they were at a protest, not a rally.

“Remember this, it’s a friendly protest. Please remember, this is not a rally. You’re not allowed to have political rallies of any kind, you’re not allowed to go to church, you’re not allowed to do anything,” he said, referring to harsh measures imposed by governors across the country to try to curb transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

“The only thing you’re allowed to do is run wild through the streets, burn down storefronts, blow up stores and kill people, because that’s considered a protest, and that they allow you to have,” he added.

Riots have taken place in various cities since George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.

According to a schedule from the White House, Trump will leave Washington at 5 p.m. on Saturday and travel to Fayetteville Regional Airport to hold an event.

Trump is slated to fly back to Washington after speaking to the crowd.

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