Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Erie, Pennsylvania, he wouldn’t even have come to their town if things had gone to plan, before ranting about milkshake on live TV.
In an increasingly desperate attempt to attack rival Joe Biden, the President has ramped up his calls for the former VP to be investigated for unspecified crimes before the election on November 3.
He also stormed out of a 60 Minutes’ interview before slamming host Lesley Stahl on Twitter for her “FAKE and BIASED” questioning.
Meanwhile, Biden and Trump will go head to head one last time on Thursday as the campaign reaches its final stretch.
Here’s everything you need to know about the final TV debate of the 2020 Presidential election – and how you can watch.
And here’s 7 highlights from the last 24 hours.
Trump threatens to have Biden ‘investigated’
Trump has again demanded Presidential frontrunner Biden be investigated for unspecified crimes.
During a Fox News call-in, he called on Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the former Vice President before November 3.
Such an investigation would be against Justice Department policy which prohibits them from taking actions which could interfere with an election campaign.
Citing a heavily disputed New York Post story concerning the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter, the President has repeatedly branded his opponent a member of an “organised crime family” in recent days.
Trump ‘abruptly ends’ 60 Minutes interview
Trump ‘abruptly ended’ an interview with premier US news magazine TV show 60 minutes – before attacking his interviewer Lesley Stahl on Twitter for not wearing a mask.
The President said there was “much more to come” and later threatened to release his own video of the interview – which he labelled “FAKE and BIASED” – before it is aired on Sunday.
But later it was reported there had been “drama” during the taping of the programme and Trump had stormed out after around 45 minutes.
CNN reported Trump did not return for a scheduled “walk and talk” interview he was scheduled to do for the programme with Vice President Mike Pence, who was left to do it alone.
Trump says ‘no way’ he would have visited rally town
Trump told voters in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday night there was “no way” he would have visited their town before the pandemic struck.
During a rally he let slip that traipsing to the town wasn’t originally part of his plan for two weeks ahead of polling day.
“Before the plague came in I had it made,” he said.
“I wasn’t coming to Erie. I have to be honest. There was no way I was coming. I didn’t have to.”
Trump moans he wasn’t asked about milkshake
Trump moaned he’s never asked questions like what his favourite milkshake is on the campaign trail – then refused to say what it was.
During a call-in interview with Fox News, the President complained that election frontrunner Joe Biden had been asked what kind of ice cream milkshake he’d bought by reporters as he left a diner in Delaware.
At the end of the interview, host Will Cain asked what his favourite milkshake is but Trump said to ask him “in about a year” because “we’re in the middle of a battle that we have to win”.
It comes after he brought a highly classified security briefing to a halt to order a milkshake.
Melania cancels appearance over ‘Covid cough’
It was to be her first public appearance since being diagnosed with coronavirus three weeks ago.
And it would have been her first campaign trip with her husband since the Republican National Convention in August.
The First Lady’s Chief of Staff, Stephanie Grisham said she had decided not to go on the trip out of an abundance of caution.
Trump-mask officer ‘to be disciplined’
He was photographed by Miami Dade Democratic Party chairman Steve Simeonidis – who accused him of voter intimidation.
Trump has been criticised for calling on his supporters to descend on polling stations to monitor for ballot fraud – and said “law enforcement” would be present near ballot boxes.
Deputy Police Chief Ron Papier said “appropriate disciplinary action” would be taken against the officer.
Somehow Trump’s dancing has got worse
The President’s daily rallies have lately ended the same way – with Trump dancing to Village People’s 1978 disco anthem YMCA.
It’s hard to put your finger on why tonight’s rendition of the dance was so terrible – though it unquestionably was.
Perhaps it was the weird, jerky start to proceedings, which made the President look like he’d suffered a short-circuit.
Or maybe it was the particularly glum expression on his face – a stark contrast to the joyful soundtrack.