Trump Holds Pennsylvania Rally

President Donald Trump will hold a Wednesday evening rally in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Michael batters the Florida panhandle.
Trump will campaign for Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), a staunch Trump ally who is leading in a must-win reelection race, and Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), who is challenging Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).

When asked earlier in the day about whether he would cancel the rally, Trump said doing so would be unfair to the thousands of people who had been waiting in line since the morning.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

8:04 PM: Trump says Pennsylvania put steel into America’s spine. Says they had lost their way but “we have gotten our way back.”

Trump wraps up his rally in Erie.

— Rick Green (@RGreenMeadville) October 11, 2018

Trump closes his speech with this… “We will never give in, we will never give up, we will never back down, and we will never surrender, and we will always fight for victory. Because we are Americans. And our hearts bleed Red, White, and Blue.” @realDonaldTrump #TrumpinErie

— The Panther Press (@PantherPressSHS) October 11, 2018

8:01 PM: “I’m good at getting things passed,” Trump says after listing off his administration’s numerous accomplishments like VA accountability, etc.

7:55 PM: Trump says Pennsylvania lost one in three manufacturing jobs after NAFTA/WTO but now, “the era of economic surrender is over. America is not being taken advantage of anymore. Sorry. America is respected again. America is respected again!”

7:53 PM: Trump mocks Clinton “she never got it” and says he needs help to stop the “radical Democrat mob” from “trying to take it away.”

President Trump, during rally in Pennsylvania: “When you think of it, there was collusion between Hillary, the Democrats, and Russia”

— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 10, 2018

He says he needs voters to show up at the polls to continue the movement that the country has never seen before. He again says, “the only reason to vote Democrats is if you are tired of winning. Then you should vote for Democrat.”

7:48 PM: Trump talks about the late Kate Steinle and tells the audience that Casey voted against Kate’s Law. He says Casey is “banking on the name of his father” after wondering how Pennsylvania has such a “liberal guy” in the Senate. Trump says Casey sided with the “left-wing mob” by voting against Brett Kavanaugh.

At the anti Trump rally in Erie, PA.

— Luke Rose, Ph.D. (@Proffed) October 10, 2018

Trump protesters in Erie, PA: “Grab him by the ballot”

— Gene Bryant (@GeneBryant2) October 10, 2018

7:46 PM: Trump says Casey is fighting to protect “violent illegal aliens” while Barletta is “fighting for you.” He says Casey supports sanctuary cities that are protecting violent illegal immigrants while “attacking our brace ICE agents. He wants to get rid of ICE.”

“If you don’t have ICE, you’ll pay a big price,” Trump says.

7:43 PM: Barletta: “This economy is so good that even Colin Kaepernick found a job.”

7:41 PM: Trump introducing Barletta and says he had a “sad day” yesterday. Mentions that he lost his brother, whom he loved dearly.

7:35 PM: Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) says “there’s not enough room for all the love” after talking about how much Trump has resonated with Pennsylvania voters. He says he is grateful that an “American citizen came out of nowhere” to win the presidency and says Trump plays through the echo of the whistle.

The crowd goes wild as Mike Kelly endorses President Trump with a loud and powerful cheer of “USA!” @realDonaldTrump #trumpinerie

— The Panther Press (@PantherPressSHS) October 10, 2018

7:27 PM: Trump absolutely relishing telling the audience that the media were forced to eventually admit that Trump had won Pennsylvania “with tears down their face.” He says his supporters were crying tears of joy.

7:24 PM: Trump now talks about having gone to school (Wharton) in Pennsylvania. Trump says every Republican thought they could win Pennsylvania never could… “But I got it… it’s the workers!” He says under the new #Metoo rules, he has to say Pennsylvania had always been the “person that got away.”

7:23 PM: Trump says “there was collusion between Hillary, the Democrats, and Russia.” “There was a lot of collusion!”

7:21 PM: Trump talking about election night in 2016 and mocks Never Trumper Evan McMuffin, who got embarrassed in Utah and came in third, before telling the audience Utah was called seconds after polls closed.

“There has never been anything like what we all did. We did it together.” #trumpinerie @realDonaldTrump

— The Panther Press (@PantherPressSHS) October 10, 2018

7:17 PM: Trump again brands Democrats as “the party of crime” and says they are for open borders.

7:15 PM: “I guess we have a magic wand,” Trump says, addressing his critics and haters who said he would need a “magic wand” to achieve the kind of job growth/low unemployment numbers that his administration has seen. He says the steel industry is “one of the hottest industries” and talks about steel companies expanding.

“We can’t lose the steel industry. The steel industry was on its last legs. And after four months of doing intensely what I do, it’s thriving,” Trump says. “You gotta have steel. You need steel for defense.”

Trump says if there is a problem, you need steel (a potential problem myopic globalists always ignore or refuse to acknowledge). “You gonna call China for steel?”

Trump says imported Chinese steel “was rotted steel. It was garbage. Now we can take our own metallurgic ore out of our own mines … and we can actually have our industry. We don’t need this product coming in, untested, from other countries.”

— Chris Potter (@CPotterPgh) October 10, 2018

7:09 PM: Trump says this election will be about “what kind of country you want to leave your children.” He now boasts about the “historic week for our nation… you know what I’m talking about.” Crowd cheers as Trump talks about proudly swearing in Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He predicts Messrs. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh will go down as “great justices of the Supreme Court.”

He says what Democrats did to Kavanaugh was a “disgrace.” He name-checks Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as the crowd boos. Trump talking about the “false charges” and “false accusations.” Trump says he never even though about giving up.

“On November 6th, you can vote to reject the Democrats’ shameful conduct by electing a Republican House… and a Republican Senate,” Trump says.

Pres quickly shifts to partisan politics, saying that what “radical Democrats did to Brett Kavauagh and his family is a national disgrace.” Urges supporters to respond to the Democrats “shameful conduct” by reelecting a GOP House and Senate.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 10, 2018

7:06 PM: Trump says “this has been the greatest revolution” after talking about the “red hats” powering the MAGA movement in 2016. Trump talking about America-first voters who came out of the woodwork with Trump hats and even Trump tattoos.

7 PM: Trump takes the stage. Trump says he wants to send “our thoughts and prayers of our entire nation to everyone in the path of Hurricane Michael, especially in the Florida panhandle, where it’s hitting and it’s hitting hard.” Trump says all of Pennsylvania and all of America sends its “unwavering love and support.” Trump says he is working closely with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other southern governors. “We’re all set to go,” Trump says. “We’re going to follow it right in.”

Pres. Trump begins Pennsylvania rally by sending “thoughts and prayers of our entire nation to everyone in the path of #HurricaneMichael, especially in the Florida Panhandle.”

The president added that he’ll be traveling to Florida “very, very shortly.”

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 10, 2018

“Godspeed,” Trump says. “It’s a bad one.” He says he will be visiting Florida shortly and he will spare no effort/resources to help Americans impacted by Michael. “We will always pull through. It will be successful,” Trump says. “We will always be successful at what we do.”

President Trump speaks to media upon his arrival in Erie, PA.

— CSPAN (@cspan) October 10, 2018

6:45 PM:

Departing the @WhiteHouse for Erie, Pennsylvania. I cannot disappoint the thousands of people that are there – and the thousands that are going. I look forward to seeing everyone this evening.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2018

Couldn’t let these great people down. They have been lined up since last night – see you soon Pennsylvania!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2018

Only applause louder than that for Trump’s video on the big board was for Jake Banta’s National Anthem. #TrumpinErie

— Matt Knoedler (@MattKnoedler) October 10, 2018

Pres. Trump arrives Erie PA for #MAGA rally

— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) October 10, 2018

Even #Erie‘s Jack Frost Donuts is getting in the presidential spirit. They made a “Donald” doughnut available only today with Cheetos and yellow licorice on it: #trumpinerie

— Sarah Grabski (@ETNgrabski) October 10, 2018

Air Force One (C-32A/757) awaits Pres Trump for flight to Erie, PA., for his political rally tonight. Pres considered, but decided against cancelling trip to better monitor development of Hurricane Michael. Said he didn’t want to disappoint supporters waiting in line for hours.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 10, 2018

I’m in Erie, PA today to cover Donald Trump’s visit for a MAGA Rally in support of U.S. Senate candidate Lou Barletta. Some supporters have been waiting outside the arena since 4 a.m., according to those at the front of the line.

— Alexandra Wimley (@alexandrawimley) October 10, 2018

Crowds lined up ahead of Trump’s MAGA rally tonight at 7p in Erie, PA
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) October 10, 2018

Lines longer than Cedar Point. #trumpinerie #erielive

— Pat Howard (@ETNhoward) October 10, 2018

@realDonaldTrump lands at Erie International Airport. #ErieLve #TrumpinErie

— Jack Hanrahan (@ETNHanrahan) October 10, 2018

Arena filling up. #trumpinerie.

— Lisa Thompson (@ETNthompson) October 10, 2018

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