Trump sounds familiar themes at rally in Minnesota
October 1, 2020
DULUTH – Five weeks before the election, President Donald Trump was back in Minnesota on Wednesday, raising money and rallying a few thousand supporters on a cold, blustery night.
He claimed credit for adding jobs to the Iron Range, a refrain he also sounded a year ago when visiting Minneapolis, and expressed support for some of the area's most controversial topics, including copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and replacing the aging Line 3 Enbridge oil pipeline.
"Now they're all back," he said of thousands of Iron Range jobs, seemingly unaware that the region's mines have been struggling with closures and furloughs since the pandemic began.