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Donald Trump Jr. Campaigns In State College

Hundreds of people gathered near the University Park Airport Tuesday afternoon to hear Donald Trump Jr. campaign on behalf of his father.

Trump, the president’s eldest son, began the rally by remarking on the enthusiastic crowd at Fullington Trailways.

“It’s this kind of enthusiasm that makes me understand what’s actually going on,” Trump said. “This is 2016 on steroids. The signage, the people, the enthusiasm, the young people coming out, the women coming out, all of the people who have benefited from Donald Trump’s policies.”

He later critiqued Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s policies, his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, and the media.

“Pennsylvania lost 52,000 manufacturing jobs under the Obama-Biden administration,” Trump said. “But Joe’s going to fix that now. Joe is going to write 50 years of disastrous policy.”

Trump Jr. also noted how, like many Pennsylvanians, he and his brother were once blue-collar workers while working for the Trump Organization.

“And my dad when we build buildings, he said, ‘You know, if you want to build a building one day, you better damn well know how to dig the foundation.’ And I don’t mean by watching from a distance,” Trump said. “I mean by actually doing it by hopping on a D10 Caterpillar and doing it ourselves. That’s what he made my brother and I do.”

Trump later pivoted his speech to a number of topics, including berating Biden’s son, Hunter and criticizing the media for allegedly openly campaigning for Biden. He also referred to the Democratic party as “a lost cause.”

Meanwhile, Trump praised his father for the “unprecedented economic success” the United States saw before the coronavirus pandemic began.

He closed his speech by urging both college students and citizens to fight for his father and help him earn a second term in office.

“We need you. We need you to tell people to understand the economy is on the table. Your freedom of speech is on the table. Your second amendment is on the table,” Trump said, “Continuing to get out of endless wars, bringing our troops home, rebuilding our military, fixing our VA system, all those things that Donald Trump has done but that no one will talk about — that’s on the table and we need to fight for it.”

Of course, he couldn’t help but fit in another jab against the opposition.

“When you do [vote], we will make liberals cry again, and in the process, we will make America great again. Thank you, State College,” Trump Jr. added.


Election Day is now less than two weeks away. Although Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline has passed, residents can request mail-in or absentee ballots until October 27.

Check out our comprehensive guide to voting to learn more about voting in Centre County and Penn State.

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Frankie Marzano

Frankie is a sophomore accounting and economics major from Long Island, NY. You can probably recognize him as the typical Italian-American with slicked back black hair. He is an avid fan of the Rangers, Jets, Mets, and any Penn State athletics team. Follow him on Twitter @frankiemarzano for obnoxious amounts of Penn State and Rangers content.

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