President Trump held a rally-style event in Pennsylvania Thursday night, as he tries to fan enthusiasm in a state he won in 2016 and hopes to win again in November. The president repeated his insistence that this is the most important election in the history of the country.
The crowds overflowed the hanger in which the event was being hosted at and supporters cheered from outside the venue. Trump also received the endorsement of the BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 154 which were present at the event.
Large crowds gather outside of Arnold Palmer regional airport hours before @realDonaldTrump is scheduled to deliver remarks. (Latrobe, PA.) @RSBNetwork is providing live coverage 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/udprw835dD
— Liz (@LizWillis_) September 3, 2020
The president is centering his campaign on a message that America won’t be safe under Joe Biden, after violent scenes unfolded in Portland and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mr. Trump also made the case that the Democratic nominee would hurt fracking jobs.
“If you don’t do fracking in Pennsylvania, 9,000 jobs and your energy bills will triple,” Mr. Trump said. “Other than that, I don’t think you should have it, okay? NO, but he said in the manifesto. Plus, he said many times. We put on the clip yesterday — no fracking, no this no that. No guns. How about guns? No Second Amendment. Biden has pledged to appoint prosecutors who will extend these far left policies, nationwide.”
Mr. Trump’s preferred campaign style — massive indoor rallies with thousands of supporters — has been curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic. But he has tried to find ways to still gather supporters, both online and in person.
On Thursday, the president dismissed rumors that he suffered “mini-strokes,” even though no reporter has reported that he suffered a stroke or mini-stroke. A CNN analyst floated the possibility of a stroke, to which Mr. Trump responded with tweets of his own.