Following a quick recovery from the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has hit the ground running in the final weeks before Election Day, holding a number of lively rallies across the country.
The president’s supporters, meanwhile, are matching his energy levels, according to The Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire.
That enthusiasm was evident from an outdoor event Trump headlined in Carson City, Nevada on Sunday where thousands of excited supporters cheered as the president arrived:
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Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted video of huge crowds lining the street and waving Trump flags in Newport Beach, California as the president departed for his rally in Nevada.
Biden campaign hunkers down
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has meanwhile adopted a much more low-key approach when it comes to his campaign style. In fact, following explosive reports from the New York Post last week, the Biden campaign announced the candidate won’t even be on the campaign trail for most of the week.
CBS News correspondent Ed O’Keefe told Face the Nation on Sunday that Biden “will not be seen again after today until Thursday night in Nashville at that next debate.”
Furthermore, even when Biden has addressed voters, his events tend to be much smaller and more subdued.
Enthusiasm gap for Trump not narrowing
At a Biden rally in Toledo, Ohio last week, a nearby crowd of Trump supporters was far more vocal than those who came out to hear the Democratic candidate.
Trump campaign official Jake Schneider posted video of the event on Twitter, stating, “Supporters of President Trump drowning out Sleepy Joe’s Ohio speech with chants of ‘four more years!'”
While the New York Post estimated that 30 cars were in attendance at “a half empty Toledo parking lot,” the paper reported that “hundreds” came out to hear Vice President Pence speak on the same day in Columbus.
In addition to crowd size and enthusiasm, the two candidates also differ radically in how they have conducted themselves out on the trail. While Trump favors off the cuff speeches, video from a Biden rally in Detroit on Friday showed the former vice president relying on the assistance of a giant teleprompter.