Senator Kamala Harris was the main attraction at a Miami drive-in party with hours of music and special performances from Chef Jose Andres and rapper Fat Joe.
The Democratic Vice President nominee slapped President Donald Trump’s record on race, immigration and climate change as she bounced across the stage with high-profile Chuck Taylors, with ‘2020’ written on the side.
“We deserve better,” she said. “You don’t measure someone’s strength by who they hit, but who they lift.”
At one point towards the end of her comments, a man who was wearing his mask incorrectly revealed he was a Trump supporter and started yelling, ‘Where’s hunter?’ to the vice presidential candidate, a reference to Joe Biden’s son and his controversial business dealings.
Sen Kamala Harris was the main attraction Saturday in a drive-in rally with a festive atmosphere, with hours of music and special guests Fat Joe and Jose Andres prior to her arrival
Sen Kamala Harris, dressed in Chuck Taylors with ‘2020’ written on the side, spoke to supporters in Miami, Florida on Saturday
A close-up photo of the Converse high-top sneakers Harris wore to her drive-in rally in Miami, Florida
Rapper Fat Joe spoke to Harris’ Miami audience on Saturday and told them not to believe the polls – which show the Biden-Harris ticket – and to vote
Chef Jose Andres was also a special guest at Senator Kamala Harris’s Saturday meeting in Miami, Florida
Harris will be in Florida on Saturday to encourage early voting, which concludes on Sunday at the Sunshine State at 7 p.m.
He was led outside by campaign assistants – as the crowd honked his screams.
Harris spent all Saturday in the Sunshine State, as Floridians can vote until 7pm on Sunday
Polls show the Florida presidential race is extremely close.
Harris used the unique setup the Democrats used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by pulling a page out of old school drive-in cinemas to her advantage – using the car horns for call-and-response.
“Honk if you know someone with diabetes,” she said, arguing that she and Democratic nominee Joe Biden would protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.
When supporters started honking at her reference to the late Rep. John Lewis, she agreed: “I know he hears you. I know he hears you. ‘
The honking became loudest when she talked about ‘Black Lives Matter’ and reuniting the migrant children, who had been separated from their parents because of Trump’s policies, with their families.
Prior to the California senator’s arrival, the rally site had turned into a morning dance party for Halloween.
Sergeant First Class Paul Cruz, who introduced Harris, spelled it out: “It’s not just a city, it’s an atmosphere.”
“And that’s why Senator Harris is back here in 305,” he said.
Fat Joe, the politically active rapper, was a surprise guest.
“Everyone has to go out and vote,” he told the crowd.
Let me tell you what happened four years ago, the media said Hillary Clinton was winning because of a landslide. And so people who would have voted said, “Why should I vote, Donald Trump is not going to win,” the rapper said. ‘Don’t believe the polls, don’t believe anything no one says.
“You have to vote,” he repeated.
Some of Harris’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters showed up for the Miami rally, one of which was holding a large cardboard cutout from the California senator’s head.
Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters cheer on Senator Kamala Harris at drive-in rally in Miami, Florida, Saturday
A supporter brought ’46’ balloons as Democratic nominee Joe Biden would be the 46th president of the United States
A supporter is waiting outside her car for Senator Kamala Harris to perform on Saturday in Miami, Florida
Supporters await Senator Kamala Harris’s performance in Miami Saturday morning and were entertained with musical performances and speeches
A little boy stands in front of a festive truck at Senator Kamala Harris’ drive-in rally in Miami, Florida on Saturday
A group of Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters showed up in Miami Saturday to support their sorority sister, Senator Kamala Harris, who attended Howard University in Washington, DC.
Chef Jose Andres, who has fought Trump in legal battles and hammered him for his rhetoric on immigration, was the second special guest.
“It’s time to tear down the walls and build longer tables,” Andres said.
While many of the restaurants in his empire are located in Washington, DC, he also owns The Bazaar on Miami’s South Beach.
Earlier in the morning, a musician played Afro-Caribbean versions of famous songs, including Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’, a top track on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 playlist.
One supporter danced around with gold ’46’ balloons, another held up a gigantic cutout of Harris’s head.
A group of Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters appeared in their signature pink and green robes.
There was a dance performance.
A Mariachi band tried to swing through the cars, but campaign residents tried to keep them in place.
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell gave a short speech.
A few people were partially wearing Halloween costumes.
Campaigners had to chase people away from the stage and instruct them to stay close to their cars and wear their masks.