Grand Rapids, US, Nov 3 (efe-epa).- Republican Donald Trump closed his presidential re-election campaign early Tuesday with a rally in Grand Rapids in Michigan, where he predicted a historic victory over his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
“Tomorrow, we’re going to make history once again,” Trump said in the same city in which he closed his 2016 campaign, also with an early morning rally.
It was the US president’s fifth rally since Monday when he began the day in North Carolina, followed by rallies in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin before returning to the Great Lakes State.
Trump’s final frantic push, hours before the voting opens, came on the heels of another five rallies on Sunday that also ended at dawn in a last-ditch effort for victory and following the same pattern that worked for him four years ago.
“I think we are going to win everything. I think tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest wins in the history of the country,” Trump said.
“This is not the crowd of a second place finisher,” he told thousands of supporters on a freezing November night.
He also defended himself against all the “attacks” targeted at “the most innocent man anywhere in the history of the United States.”
The president was accompanied by his four oldest children – Donald Jr, Eric, Ivanka, and Tiffany, and his sons-in-law, and joked “if we do not win I’ll never speak to them again.”
Thus, Trump closed his campaign with dozens of rallies across the key states that he won four years ago but where most polls now say he is trailing, including Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.
These events, which were held the necessary security measures against the pandemic, have resulted in at least 30,000 coronavirus infections and 700 deaths, according to a study published by Stanford University. EFE-EPA