President Donald Trump made his pitch to him home state of Florida in a setting of double rallies on Friday as he ramped up his attacks on Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Trump painted a picture of economic recovery and downplayed the spread of the coronavirus as he claimed his rival would lock up the country and cause an economic depression.
'This election is a choice between a Trump super recovery and Biden super depression. It's a choice between a boom and a lockdown,' he told the cheering crowd at the Pensacola airport.
Hundreds came out to cheer Trump, packed in together in a tight space with no social distancing and few wearing masks. The number of infections in Florida is on the rise.
Trump trails Biden in his home state but the race is tight. The RealClearPolitics polling average has Biden up by 2 points, well within the margin of error.
Trump argued he is the voters' best choice for the next four years.
'Joe works to enrich his family and I work for the American people,' he said.
He claimed Biden would eliminate the second amendment and private healthcare, destroy the suburbs, and abolish fracking.
President Donald Trump campaigned for his home state of Florida with a rally in Pensacola
President Trump exited Air Force One and walked across the tarmac to his rally site
A young supporter of President Donald Trump listens to him speak during a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport
Florida Governor Ron Desantis distribute caps during Trump's campaign rally
He shrugged off the dangers of COVID, which has killed more 223,000 people.
Trump, who spent four days in Walter Reed Medical Center recovering from COVID, said that made him understand the virus better than anyone.
'We understand that we understand the disease. I understand it better than you. I had it,' he said.
'What the hell was it all about,' he added. He then recounted a discussion with his doctors: 'They said sir you've tested positive. I said tested positive for what?'
But, he noted, after his medical treatment - which included dexamethasone, the experimental anti-viral drug from Regeneron, the antiviral drug remdesivir, and a steroid treatment that can cause mood swings - made him feel great.
'I feel like Superman,' he said.
And he claimed Biden would move the country backward on COVID.
'Joe Biden will delay the vaccine, prolong the pandemic,' he charged.
He kept up his attacks on Biden, hitting Biden, a known moderate, for being too liberal.
'Joe Biden has made a corrupt bargain in exchange for his party's nomination. He has handed control of his party over to socialists communists Marxist left wing extremists,' he said.
He also claimed China wast trying to help Biden win after a report Russia was after voter data to try and aid the president.
'Joe Biden is a corrupt politician, and he's compromised fully compromised. China is desperate for Biden to win. Because if Biden wins, China wins, and if China wins, China will own America, they will own,' he said.
His attacks echoed many he lobbied at Biden earlier Friday at a rally at The Villages.
He started off hitting his Democratic rival on his oil policy.
'This is probably the most shocking division ever made,' Trump said.
'Could be one of the worst mistakes' in presidential political history, he argued.
Biden's pledge to 'transition away from the oil industry' shook up that energy sector, leaving the Democratic nominee to try and clarify his stance, saying he would transit it out 'over time.'
The president argued it would hurt Biden in some of the Midwest states both candidates are courting.
'Texas are you watching. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio are you watching,' he said.
Pennsylvania and Ohio are critical states for winning the White House. Democrats are also making a play for Texas, which has been trending blue.