Donald Trump blasted his rival Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) during a packed campaign rally in Roanoke, Virginia at the Berglund Center on Saturday night.
About 6500 ppl here, per organizer. Parking bad. They had to bus ppl. Trump competing against college fball in Hokie country.
— Kevin Cirilli (@kevcirilli) September 24, 2016
— RSBN TV (@RSBNetwork) September 24, 2016
“He’s not very popular,” Trump criticized of Kaine in his home state, saying Kaine won his election by a small margin.
Trump went on to tout that he’s nearly tied with Clinton and Kaine in Kaine’s home state.
“We’re just about tied in Virginia and we haven’t started advertising,” Trump declared. “She made the wrong pick!”
The Real Clear Politics polling average currently has Trump behind Clinton by six points.
Trump, who rolled out his energy plan on Thursday, spoke about energy production during the event.
“Here in Virginia we’re going to end the war on American energy and on our miners,” Trump promised. “Hillary Clinton says she wants to put the miners out of work.”
“Clinton and Kaine also want to shut down shale and shut down natural gas,” he added.
“The Clinton regulatory agenda will drive up electricity prices…and will cost the U.S. economy over $5 trillion,” Trump said.
The Republican nominee also recognized the opening of the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall. He congratulated those involved in the project and said it’s important to recognize the contributions from African Americans to the nation.
Trump’s remarks come on the same day President Obama dedicated the museum.