White House Communication Director Dan Scavino tweeted a video Friday of President Trump receiving a warm welcome upon his arrival in Guilford, Maine.
One Twitter user replied “I want to attend a rally. My heart beats red white and blue.”
Another wrote “Just BEAUTIFUL”
— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) June 5, 2020
ABC News reports President Donald Trump on Friday laced into Maine’s Democratic governor for not moving quickly enough to reopen the state’s economy and urged his supporters to help him win the rest of the state in November if they want to see the country rebound from the coronavirus shutdown.
Referring to Maine’s electoral votes, Trump said: “Get that other half to go with Trump.” He spoke in the small town of Guilford, home to Puritan Medical Products, one of only two major companies producing a special type of swab needed to ramp up coronavirus testing.
At stops in Guilford and Bangor, Trump used his first visit to the state as president to lob jabs at Gov. Janet Mills for not reopening businesses more quickly. Trump won just one of Maine’s four electoral votes in 2016.
“When are you going to open the state up?” Trump demanded as he spoke at Puritan Medical Products. “What’s she doing?”
Earlier in Bangor, Trump compared Mills to a “dictator” and said she was preventing her state from reaping money from Maine’s busy summer tourist season.
“She’s going to destroy your state,” he said. “I’m not a fan.”
Mills responded with a lengthy rebuttal.
“Yesterday, I asked the president to check his rhetoric at the door and to lead us with courage and compassion through this difficult time,” she said. “Sadly, but unsurprisingly, he continues to prove himself incapable of doing so.”
“What Maine people heard today was more of the same incendiary rhetoric and insults he uses to try to divide us and to stoke tension and fear. What Maine people heard today was largely devoid of fact and absent of reality. What Maine people saw today was a rambling, confusing, thinly veiled political rally.”