President Trump declared victory over former Vice President Joe Biden after their first presidential debate, telling a rally in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday evening that they and other Americans won as well, Fox News informed.
“I really enjoyed last night’s debate with Sleepy Joe … the verdict is in and they say that we, all of us, won big last night,” he told a crowd at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday.
The contentious event on Tuesday involved the two candidates shouting over each other and sparring on issues ranging from COVID-19 to violence in American cities. Biden responded on Wednesday in part by tweeting: “Donald Trump showed the country last night just how unfit he is to be president.”
At his rally, Trump continued to tout the ratings the prior night’s event received, and argued that he held Biden accountable for his record.
“Last night, I did what the corrupt media has refused to do. I held Joe Biden accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayal, and 47 years of failure. I held Joe accountable for shipping your jobs and dreams abroad, and for bowing to the violent mob at home,” he said.
His comments came just miles from Minneapolis, which has been rocked by protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died while in police custody in the city. Minneapolis and other U.S. cities collectively saw protests and sometimes violent unrest throughout the summer.
“Can you imagine these people? The way they take over Democrat cities? I don’t even believe it,” he said.