Trump campaigns with Gov. Glenn Youngkin in Virginia

Former president Donald Trump hosted a rally in Chesapeake, Virginia on Friday afternoon, while President Joe Biden held his rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.

At the Biden rally, the crowd chanted, "Four more years, four more years".

"I know I’m not a young man, to state the obvious," Biden told the crowd. "But I know what I do know. I know how to tell the truth. I know right from wrong. And I know how to do this job."

In Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin was part of the pre-program event in the afternoon at Greenbriar Farms and called it the "best Trump rally ever".

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA - JUNE 28: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin during a rally at Greenbrier Farms on June 28, 2024 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Last night Trump and U.S

"Mr. President, eight years ago you left your business career and built a great America and in Virginia, we’re going to work to elect Donald Trump back to the White House."

Trump took to the stage at about 4 p.m. and concluded his speech around 5:30 p.m.

"We are all Americans. Together, we will show November 5 to be the most important day in the history of America," he said. "We are one movement, one people, one family, one glorious nation under God." 


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President Joe Biden acknowledged his seemingly poor debate performance, telling supporters he "doesn’t debate as well as he used to," but he knows "how to do this job."

Topics at the debate Thursday included abortion, immigration, foreign policy, and inflation, with the showdown taking a personal turn at times when President Joe Biden highlighted Trump’s criminal convictions.

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Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Historic Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake, Virginia, on July 28, 2024. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump, in response, pointed to Biden’s son Hunter, who was also recently convicted.

Trump supporters who attended the rally said there were a number of issues important to them in this election cycle.

"The economy, the border. Healthcare, I mean, it’s everything right now," Michele Spurlock said. "How much things cost, trying to pay for rent, or buy a house. It’s just really difficult right now."

Jason Cyphers said he watched the debate Thursday night and was not impressed with what he heard.

"We definitely need change. We’re in a lot of trouble at the moment. I don’t know, it seems like they glossed over the real things and argue and say who’s a better man, which really doesn’t matter," Cyphers said.


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Neither candidate has been formally nominated by their party and Trump has yet to announce his running mate pick, though several names have been floated as possibilities including – not limited to – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. 

Other names that have been mentioned include Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.