Trump to Virginia: Vote for me to preserve the Second Amendment

Trump to Virginia: Vote for me to preserve the Second Amendment

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Newport News, Va., with Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) more > President Trump leaned hard into Second Amendment rhetoric during a rally in Virginia late Friday, arguing Joseph R. Biden will wage the most aggressive war on gun rights in U.S. history. “Your firearms will be confiscated,” Mr. Trump told supporters in Newport News. “Whether you like it or not.” “Only by voting for me can you save your country and save your Second Amendment,” he said. Mr. Trump says he has a shot at winning Virginia, despite its steady march into blue-state status. Hillary Clinton won the state by roughly 5 points in 2016 and polls show Joseph R. Biden leading Mr. Trump this time by a comfortable amount — sometimes by double digits. “I said let’s give Virginia a shot. We’re nearby,” Mr. Trump said, noting he brought Vice President Mike Pence along for the visit. “39 days from now we’re going to win Virginia, we’re going to win North Carolina,” he said, throwing in the neighboring swing state for good measure and asking whether any Tarheels made the trip across the border. Mr. Trump revved up the crowd by promoting his planned nomination Saturday of a Supreme Court justice. Reports suggest it will be Amy Coney Barrett, who sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “The only thing I can tell you for sure is it will […]

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