Northeast Pennsylvania Rallies Again for Donald Trump

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WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again played to a full house at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre.

Thousands turned out again for a campaign rally Monday evening. This was the second time Trump has visited the complex in Luzerne County.

Trump fired up the crowd throughout the hour-long event.

"You're going to look back in 10, 15, 20 years from now and say this was an important night,” Trump told the crowd. “More importantly, the single most important vote you've ever cast is going to be cast on November 8.”

Trump began around 7:45 p.m., about 45 minutes behind schedule. He spoke for nearly an hour, and once again talked about bringing jobs back to Pennsylvania, protecting the Second Amendment, and overhauling Obamacare.

"We're going to make Pennsylvania so rich again. You're jobs are coming back. We're going to be ending illegal immigration. We're going to stop the jobs from pouring out of our country. We are going to unleash American energy including oil, shale, clean coal, and natural gas," Trump said.

Many supporters say Trump can bring the change necessary for our country.

"He has these different ideas, you know? We're stuck. We're spinning our wheels these last eight, 10, 12 years. We're spinning our wheels. We got to get back on track," said Joe Gambucci of Effort. "I feel that he's the guy to get us back on track. Whether he does or not, that's another question. However, I don't think we're going to get back on track if Hillary gets elected."

Before the speech, we spoke with some Misericordia University students who are first-time voters.

“I watched the debate last night. I think he did a really, really good job, but I’m looking forward to hearing more about it. “I’m still undecided,” said Bobby Jacobs, Misericordia University student. “He could win my vote today if he says something that I want to hear.”

Despite backlash Trump is getting from even inside his own party over lewd comments he made about women in 2005 that recently surfaced, his female supporters here won’t back away.

"As a woman, I was disgusted. I don't think any man should say that about any woman, but I know it happens. There's probably a lot of men that say it. They just aren't on mic. He just happened to be on mic, so it's not changing my mind," said Betty Gambucci.

Tuesday, October 11 is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Both Trump and the speakers before him told the crowd to make sure their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers are able to vote in November.


  • rev. greenbuds

    What’s wrong with smoking the Mexican dope if it creates such a feeling as what you described? I get a double dose of the good feeling because I to am a Trump supporter.


    The rally was amazing, there was such a feeling in the air, it was almost electric. When I saw the lyin’ hillary supporters get the boot I thought nothing could top that, but when President Trump came out to the podium I was in heaven. I’ve never smoked the mexican dope but I assume the feeling i had last night was better than the devil’s high. I was So worked up I even gave the Mrs the good ol’ Trump treatment once we got home.. We all love President Trump! MAGA!

    • rev. greenbuds

      What’s wrong with smoking the Mexican dope if it creates such a feeling as what you described? I get a double dose of the good feeling because I to am a Trump supporter.

  • magicmikexxsm

    Northeast Pennsylvania Rallies Again for Donald Trump…………………………………

    I don’t know I can be totally off base here, but something is going on in this country……you look at Trump rallies across the country, filled with thousands of people, then you look at Clinton’s rallies, and you get a few hundred…..Then all the liberal news polls show Hillary up in their polls by double digits 11 points, Either the Liberal media in this country is on one of the biggest frauds of a life time in reporting disinformation……I’d like to see Trump win come Nov 8, but he is more likely to lose, unless the Liberal media is propping up Hillary so much, that when it comes down to the actual voting, we have another 1984 election in which all the media said Mondale was winning , and well you know the rest of the story…..

    • Jeff Woehrle

      The enthusiasm gap will sink Hillary.

      Trump supporters can’t wait to vote for him. Most Hillary supporters are ambivalent. Plus, to the black voters, Hillary is certainly no “Barack Obama.”

  • Mike Hallinder

    nice reporting ” thousands turned out ” ……how about 13,000 to 15,000 turned out ?! And Bernie’s rally of 200 on Saturday was reported by WILK’s Corbette as an ‘intimate gathering” You have to love the effort of the press to suppress the truth.

    • Givemeabreak

      13,000 to 15,000 is thousands. You have to go over 20 for tens of thousands. No one is suppressing the youth. You just don’t understand the difference between thousands and tens of thousands.

  • No vet can excuse this

    ” I prefer soldiers who were not captured ” says Trump. That statement alone lost my vote.

    • Mike Hallinder

      instead hand everything over to the most corrupt political machine in US history. great choice. look at you !

    • yea I said that!

      Soldiers are nothing more than militarized brainwashed pawns of the united states government. Little puppets if you will. And don’t give me that jibberish about soldiers preserving our freedom, heck, we haven’t won a war in over 70 years. And the last time I checked, we were still free.

    • Writer Girl

      Not great to use a sound bite to make a decision. It sounded horrible on the face of it, but everyone likes to see everything go right and be positive, even though that’s unlikely, in a war situation. Think about it? Don’t you like to experience such things? Winners, the good guy winning and such? and I’m not saying POW’s aren’t winners, as they are.

  • Jeff Woehrle

    HIllary supporters hold their noses at the idea of voting for Hillary.

    Trump supporters yell from rooftops that they support Trump.

    Let’s all say it: PRESIDENT TRUMP!

    • Wake Up!

      Trump said he could walk down the avenue, shoot someone and not lose a vote. His yelling supporters prove it. Trump says he’ll do many things but never his plans for getting them through Congress, etc., Oh, that’s right, he’s going to fire them, isn’t he? Before or after he builds that wall and makes Mexico pay for it!

      • Valfreyja

        Hitler too could shoot people and not lose a vote. The once solace in the possibility of a Trump presidency is that they will get what they asked for. And when they do, know the people like me will turn our backs on the rest of you. I will not bleed for the incompetent. You are not my countrymen, i never knew you.


    He wants to bring jobs back to us again, and get rid of the illegals.. great right?
    The fact is.. people here have been living on gov’t assistance and benefit for so many years, but they worked under the table to get more money without paying any tax, and unfortunately most of them are U.S citizens.
    So is there any of this candidate ever looked on that situation?

    • Givemeabreak

      I wonder if anyone ever looked into these self claimed billionairs that pay no personal income tax and then have multiple casinos fail. Then put the debt on the shareholders that invested in the casinos. He isn’t going to look into any of your concerns because he will be giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
      When you give a tax break to a poor person they spend it. When you give a tax break to a rich man they find a loophole with their high priced accountants to keep the money. Trickle down economics don’t work. Bussiness hire when they have more demand for their product. No demand no new employees. Now if the poor have more money they spend it at the bussiness which in turn hires more employees.
      But you want to try to start a big government program to try to look into the poor for a couple of hidden cash dollars we will never get back. It will probably cost us more money than what the return would be. If you think the poor people are the problem you have been really brainwashed. Do some of your own research on trickle down from non biased sites and maybe you will stop worring about what the poor are doing. Under trickle down the gap has become bigger and bigger between the top 1% and the poor. It is a proven fact. But you want more from the poor? How about more from the top 1% because the poor have nothing and half of nothing is nothing. The top 1% holds about 48% of the entire worlds money. But lets go after the poor for a loose 20. You have been brainwashed to think the poor are the problem. It has always been rich against poor and haves and have nots throughout history. It will never change. They try to devide us with devide and conquer politics but if you go farther down the rabbit hole your eyes might open and maybe you will see that the poor are not to blame when they have less than 1% of the wealth. Then maybe you will realize you are one of the poor too.

      • Mike Hallinder

        take from the rich and give to the poor. the poor are known for creating jobs, right? i see what you are saying

      • Givemeabreak

        Yes they are. Paying consumers create more demand for products which creates more jobs. You have been lied to. Poor people spend their money rich people horde it. That’s why they are rich.

      • magicmikexxsm

        GIVEMEABREAK…….Not very bright are you? Trump want to change to a flat tax system which would do away with most or all loop holes…….small business drives the country for the most part , I also work in a small business , and my employer could use the 15% tax rate instead of getting screwed…..

      • Givemeabreak

        Not very bright? Love the insults. You work for the small business. I own my own small business that grosses me 6 figures. If I get a tax break I will barely even notice it. It will give me maybe an extra thousand or two. Not enough to hire another worker. Why would I hire another worker when I don’t have any additional customers? I am sorry you can’t understand that. This might be why you work for the small business and I own my own for the last two decades.
        Trickle down was a term made up by one of Reagan’s main advisers. Literally made up. Supply side economics does not work for everyone only the very wealthy. What drives the economy is buying power of the average American consumer.

      • Mark

        I have to agree with you on this (the part about giving more money to the not so wealthy).. It falls right in line with what Robert Reich writes when he speaks of the multiplier effect (having more money in the hands of those not wealthy), which was shown to have been in effect during America’s great economic times. Of course, the two Mike’s who are arguing with you here probably never read it and have so much money that they don’t need tax breaks. Typical fact adverse, head-in-the-sand garbage you always have to hear from the likes of Grand Obstructionist Partiers. Nothing that I know can penetrate their delusional brains. Why bother, move on… :)

  • keith hinkel

    Trump is not a politician he is gruff and truthful. Vote for Trump to save America and get the crooks out of Congress. Remember ONE TERM CONGRESS FOREVER! VOTE TRUMP. JAIL HILLARY & OBOZO.

  • Still Singing To His Choir

    Trump bringing HIS companies and jobs from China, etc., back to PA? More coal mines? First he says he’ll bring his back. Now he’ll prevent others from leaving but fails to tell you how!

    • Rurbanite

      And Mr Trump is hiring undocumented immigrants and buying his products from overseas. What a hypocrite he is, but what chumps you are for believing in him.

    • magicmikexxsm

      STILL SINGING TO HIS CHOIR really if you have to ask the questions then you are not that bright. so how do you stop a company from leaving. think about, you will probably come up with the answer yourself.

  • Valfreyja

    > ” Change isn’t a good platform to run on” -Republicans, 2008
    > ” We want a platform of change” -Republicans 2016

    It’s like if teenagers ran a political party.

    • Jeff Woehrle

      Change from George Bush was a bad idea.

      Change from “Barack Obama” is a good idea.

      Simple enough for a gruber to understand?

    • Writer Girl

      Blah, blah, blah! This country has changed for the worst since 2008, Duhhh! The citizens of this country want change.

    • CeeMe

      The only stupid people are the Hillary voters. They want 4-8 more years of handouts, even though the past 8 under Obama, of which Hillary is an extension, were horrible. Who’s stupid?

      • E

        Yep. 8 more years of FEMA camps and death panels by a weak and ineffective yet somehow tyrannical dictator, right? Oh, and don’t forget when we were forced to follow Sharia law. I bet Hillary Clinton’s into that too…. Yep, definitely a secret Muslim, too.

      • Rurbanite

        4-8 years of handouts?? What about 19 years of handouts to Mr Trump, using loopholes not to pay taxes? Stiffing his workers, hiring undocumented immigrants and going bankrupt, forcing the little people to pick up the tab? He is the biggest welfare freeloader of all time.

      • E

        @E. If you’re going to rip off my screen name at least use proper grammer. You are not using the word “too” properly super genius. What you should be saying is “as well”. T-O-O applies to a situation when referring to three or more people. Eg. Joe, John and me TOO. Also “Sharia law”? You are clearly throwing around coffee shop buzzwords that are way above your level of education.

      • E

        @ The ‘Real’ E, I apologize. I had no idea the you held exclusive rights the the letter E. My bad. On your “too” comment: 1. Get a dictionary. 2. Use it.
        As for the comments actually relevant to the topic, I mentioned Sharia law as just one of many insane and unsubstantiated claims made against President Obama over the last 8 years. Facts seem to matter a little less every election…. throw out a bunch of accusations and see if any take hold. Unfortunately, with Trump supporters they all take hold because there is very little independent thought happening in that group. Hillary Clinton is far from being a perfect candidate, but she is competent and knowledgeable, and I’ll take that over Trump all day.

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