US President Donald Trump has warned the US will become “a large scale Venezuela” if Joe Biden is successful in the 2020 presidential election.
“You got to get out to those polls. This is the most dangerous election we have because I don’t think we can ever bring it back if they get in,” Mr Trump said.
“It’ll be another Venezuela. I used to say that lightly – I now say it strongly because it’s a similar ideology.
“This will be a large-scale Venezuela.”
The crowd started chanting “four more years” as President Trump urged a strong Republican voter turnout.
Mr Trump criticized Joe Biden’s ability to represent the US on the global stage with “world-class chess players” such as Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“We can’t have a guy who’s shot – and in his best years weren’t very good,” he said.
“They’re all dreaming of Joe Biden. I tell you who’s dreaming about him? Iran.
“We are going to have a deal with Iran immediately. They’re just hoping Biden gets in.”
The President pointed to the outbreak of COVID-19 in China as the US signed a trade deal with the Asian power.
“It just shows you how smart China is. We sign a deal and the plague comes in,” Mr Trump said.
“It might have been a mistake, it might have been on purpose. Who knows what happened; we’ll figure it out.
“Whatever it was, it was no good – they could have stopped it.”
Mr Trump chided he did not know what “the fake news media” would do without him in office in “16 or 20 years”.
“They’re going to go out of business,” he said.
“I wouldn’t say Sleepy Joe would be very exciting to cover.”