Trump mocks Biden near his PA hometown ahead of his DNC acceptance speech and warns of 'mayhem' if Dem wins election

PRESIDENT Trump mocked Biden near his Pennsylvania hometown ahead of his DNC acceptance speech, and warned of 'mayhem' if the former Vice President wins the election.

Just hours before Biden was set to accept his DNC nomination on Thursday, Trump held a small rally outside Scranton – the Democratic candidate's birthplace – and tore into him.

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"Joe Biden is no friend of Pennsylvania he is your worst nightmare," Trump claimed during the rally in Old Forge.

Trump linked a "Biden presidency" with images of growing unrest across the US.

"If you want a vision of your life under Biden presidency, think of the smoldering ruins in Minneapolis, the violent anarchy of Portland, the bloodstained sidewalks of Chicago, and imagine the mayhem coming to your town, and every single town in America," Trump said, as reported by ABC.

He said Biden "abandoned" Pennsylvania when he left with his family at the age of 10 because his father could not find a steady job.

Biden's father, however, quit his job as a sales manager at a car dealership in Scranton when he thought the owner was trying to embarass employees at a holiday party.

The family later moved to Delaware.

Trump won Pennsylvania by just 44,000 votes in the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press reported.

The state previously voted blue from 1992 until 2016.

Biden's campaign dismissed Trump's Pennsylvania visit as a weak campaigning tactic.

Trump also took hits at Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris – who made history as the first Black and first Asian American woman to be nominated for national office with a major political party.

"Joe Biden and Kamala — she's another beauty — also strongly support the deadly sanctuary cities that have been so bad for you and everyone else," Trump said.

"This district attorney in San Francisco put a drug dealing illegal alien into a job and jobs program instead of into prison."

"We believe our country should be sanctuary for law-abiding Americans, not for criminal aliens," he added.

Harris on Wednesday night accepted the nomination as the Democratic candidate for Vice President.

Biden is set to give his acceptance speech during the Thursday night events at the DNC.

In his speech to rally-goers, Trump also accused Democrats of removing the word 'God' from speeches at the DNC.

“Together we are united citizens of every race, every color, every religion, and creed…as one people, one family, one glorious nation under God, that’s another word they don’t want you to say, 'God', you know that right?" the president asked his supporters.

The president continued: "They were doing something last night that was extremely basic and always has had the word 'God' in it. And they decided to take the word God out."

"But this is where they are coming from. They are coming to get you. And me, we with the wall between the American dream and total insanity and the destruction of the greatest country in the world. We are all that stands.”

Previously, President Trump shockingly claimed that Biden is “against God” and will "hurt the Bible" if he wins the election.

During his speech at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Trump said that Biden would "take away your guns, destroy your second amendment, no religion, no anything – hurt the Bible, hurt God.

"He's against God, he's against guns, he's against energy – our kind of energy."

Biden, who is a practicing Catholic, fired back at the president in a statement that said Trump's comments were "shameful"

Biden wrote: “Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy.

He continued: “For President Trump to attack my faith is shameful. It’s beneath the office he holds and it’s beneath the dignity the American people so rightly expect and deserve from their leaders.”

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