According to local media reports, people were lined up as early as 6:30am this morning. Thousands couldn’t even get in to the filled venue.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Donald Trump took the stage to a cheering, capacity crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“We love Wilkes-Barre,” Trump said, opening his remarks. “This place is unbelievable.”
Trump immediately said his son reminded him to immediately tell the crowd he supports the area natural gas and coal industries. “This is my last stop. Tomorrow is the election,” Trump said. A win in Pennsylvania will help him get closer to the Republican nomination.
“We’re going to make American great again,” he said. Trump was quick to quick praise local congressmen Lou Barletta and Tom Marino. “Lou and Tom, Lou and Tom. Get them up here (on stage). If you could get them down here. What great guys, from the beginning,” Trump said.
Trump noted there were 6,000 people outside the area who couldn’t make it in. Trump’s speech lasted approximately 52 minutes, closing out the rally at approximately 8:20 p.m.
As the raucous crowd cheered him on at the end, Trump reminded them to vote for him and his delegates.
“I had no idea you were going to be so beautiful. In a packed arena with thousands of people trying to get in, we had a great time. You’re going to represent the great state of Pennsylvania,which I love. When you look back … you’re going to say that was the single greatest vote I ever cast, President Donald Trump,”
Barletta and Marino rallied the crowd prior to Trump’s speech. Trump has funded his own campaign and isn’t controlled by lobbyists and the ingrained political establishment, Barletta said.
“They can’t buy him. They won’t control him. He’ll you’ll bring your voice to Washington,” Barletta said. “This is a movement and you are a part of it. “Together, we’re going to make America great again” Barletta said Trump is strong on his signature issue: illegal immigration.
“I believe Donald Trump when he said he’s going to secure the border and finally stop illegal immigration,” Barletta said. “
Marino, one of the first people in Congress to endorse Trump, said Trump is the only candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton.
“Donald Trump has brought together millions of people because he’s not a Washington insider,” Marino said.
Before Marino’s speech, he told The Citizens’ Voice he, Barletta and others helped bring Trump to speak in the area.
“This is a great way to segue into a big victory he’ going to have in Pennsylvania. It’s a great way to kick it off,” Marino said.
The arena is packed with thousands of people, many crowded in front of the standing-room-only area around the stage. (read more)