With just one day to go before polls close, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both stumped across the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Monday.
During a rally in Avoca, Pennsylvania, Trump went on a tangent about NBA ratings and claimed they were down because of activist athletes.
“How about LeBron? I felt badly for LeBron, very badly. Down 71 percent and that’s with the championship,” Trump said about NBA ratings. “I didn’t watch one shot. I get bored. Back, forth, back, forth. You know why? When they don’t respect our country, when they don’t respect our flag, nobody wants to watch.”
The president’s supporters then began to jeer James, who was just named MVP after the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship.
“LeBron James sucks, LeBron James sucks,” the crowd chanted. “What a crowd,” Trump responded.
Trump and James have butted heads for years. In a survey conducted this year of over 1,000 likely voters, James was named one of the election’s most influential celebrities due to his vocal activism.
During his first rally of the day, Trump called out Lady Gaga for her scheduled appearance at Biden’s election-eve rally. “Now he’s got Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga is not too good,” Trump said as the crowd booed.
He continued to heckle other celebrities who have publicly supported Biden.
“And Jon Bon Jovi, every time I see him, he kisses my a–,” Trump said of the rock legend and philanthropist.
The president also recalled some moments from celebrity performances during 2016 presidential rallies for Hillary Clinton, taking jabs at Beyoncé (whose name he mispronounced) and Jay-Z.
“By the way, we draw much bigger crowds than these people,” Trump told supporters. “They got Beyoncé and they got Jay-Z… and he started using the F-word. Do you remember?”
Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, Biden held a drive-in rally and told supporters it’s time to vote Trump out of the White House. “We’re done with the chaos, we’re done with the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure, the irresponsibility,” he said.
Lady Gaga joined Biden in Pennsylvania and performed at his final rally of the campaign.
Earlier in the day, Biden picked up a string of celebrity endorsements. Beyoncé uploaded a black and white Boomerang video to Instagram, showing off her ‘I voted,’ sticker while wearing a Biden/Harris face mask. She included a message for her home state writing: “Come thru, Texas! #VOTE”
Talk show host and producer Andy Cohen also took to social media to let his followers know he was supporting Biden.
“I am voting for Joe Biden because I want to raise my son in a decent world, and Joe Biden is a decent man,” Cohen wrote in a tweet thread.
Over 98 million early votes had been cast across the country by Monday evening, according to the U.S. Elections Project, including more than 62 million vote-by-mail ballots.