President Trump holds MAGA rally in Omaha

Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 02:32:05-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP/KMTV) - President Donald Trump is heaping attention on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in the home stretch before Election Day.

Nebraska is one of two states that awards electoral votes to each of its congressional districts, in addition to awarding electoral votes for winning the entire state. In 2016, Trump managed to take all five of Nebraska’s electoral votes, but polls show the race for the Omaha area’s 2nd District — and its single electoral vote — could be more difficult this time around.

Trump told a big crowd gathered Tuesday at the city's Eppley Airfield: “We have to win both Nebraska’s.”

During the Tuesday night rally, Trump attacked Democratic challenger Joe Biden. He said Biden spent the last 47 years outsourcing jobs, opening borders, and sacrificing American blood in foreign wars.

Trump said he would continue to secure borders, expand school choice and ensure more products are made in the United States.

Trump's speech lasted just under an hour. He said the election is a choice between a "Trump super recovery" and a "Biden depression."

Trump added that he believed his appearance could also be helpful with the race in neighboring Iowa, which Trump won easily four years ago but which polls suggest is a tight race this year.

Other luminaries who spoke at Tuesday night's rally included Gov. Pete Ricketts, Rep. Don Bacon and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst.

Trump called Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer his favorite senator from the state, a dig at Sen. Ben Sasse following comments he made a few weeks ago.

Watch President Trump's Tuesday night rally in Omaha on Facebook.

Related: Biden issues statement ahead of Trump's visit to NE

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