- Democratic nominee Joe Biden called a crowd of Trump supporters "ugly folks" after they tried to interrupt his campaign rally by beeping their car horns, ringing cowbells, and chanting.
- "Dr. Fauci called for a mask mandate last week, this isn't a political statement like those ugly folks over there beeping their horns, this is a patriotic duty for God's sake," Biden said over the noise.
- Biden's campaign rally in Minnesota comes as both campaigns are storming key battleground states in a last-minute bid to rally support ahead of election day.
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Democratic nominee Joe Biden snapped at a crowd of Trump supporters who were disrupting his campaign rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday, calling them "ugly folks" who were "not very polite."
Videos of the rally show Biden trying to speak over a group of Trump supporters who stood outside the gates of the event, beeping their car horns, ringing cowbells, and chanting "Joe's a crook."
The drive-in rally, held in a parking lot, was an invite-only.
In keeping with the pandemic precautions and like most of Biden's campaign events, the small group of attendees was required to socially distance and park about 10 to 20 feet apart.
However, a group of maskless Trump supporters had gathered by the gates outside the parking lot, heckling the former vice president as he tried to speak about the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Dr. Fauci called for a mask mandate last week, this isn't a political statement like those ugly folks over there beeping their horns, this is a patriotic duty for God's sake," Biden said, according to a video of the event.
"These guys are not very polite but they're like Trump. But look, they're going to be OK. We're going to take care of them as well. We need to come together, made a fight for all these folks," Biden added.
"There's a reason they don't want to hear me because they know the president doesn't' say anything. So they're used to not hearing anything."
Watch the moment below:
-Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 31, 2020
Here is a closer look at the scene in front of the gates, which appeared to be peaceful.
-Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) October 30, 2020
Biden's campaign rally in Minnesota comes as both his and Trump's campaign are storming battleground states in the Midwest in a last-minute bid to rally support ahead of election day on Tuesday.
Biden began the day with an event in Iowa and then delivered two speeches in Minnesota.
He is due to appear with former President Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday to "discuss bringing Americans together to address the crises facing the country," the Biden campaign announced, according to CNN.
Meanwhile, Trump is focusing on historically Democratic industrial states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania in the next few days.
He also spoke in Minnesota on Friday, which has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1972.