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St. Paul, MN (AP) - Democrat Joe Biden is taking on the protesters at his Minnesota rally.

A couple of large groups of Donald Trump supporters welcomed Biden with horns and pro-Trump flags and signs when he arrived at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for a drive-in rally Friday afternoon.

A group close to the podium where he spoke blasted horns and shouted. Biden delivered a high-spirited speech, himself shouting to drown them out, but it was clear the crew of protesters caught his attention.

He said, “These guys are not very polite — but they’re like Trump.”

Biden also spoke about growing calls for a national mask mandate and added, “This isn’t a political statement, like those ugly folks over there beeping the horns — it’s a patriotic duty.”

Biden received an enthusiastic reception from the supporters gathered to see him speak, who honked wildly as he closed out his speech. Biden encouraged rallygoers who hadn’t yet turned in their ballots to drop them off in person as the deadline for early voting comes to a close.

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