By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — President Donald Trump was back in the Pittsburgh area for a rally as Election Day looms.
President Trump was at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday night, rallying support 42 days before the general election. The visit was the president’s fourth stop in Pennsylvania this month. Earlier this month, Pres. Trump held a rally in Westmoreland County and visited the Flight 93 Memorial for the 9/11 ceremony.
“Forty-two days from now, we’re going to win Pennsylvania, and we’re going to win four more years in the White House,” the president said.
President Trump has arrived at the podium, addressing about thousands in the crowd. pic.twitter.com/n8RpooZK4L
— Shelby Cassesse (@ShelbyCassesse) September 22, 2020
The president touched on fracking, coronavirus, and the economy. The president went after Joe Biden during his 90-minute speech, saying he is “against oil, guns, and God.” He also said Governor Tom Wolf “hasn’t been so great.”
At one point, Trump called Rep. Mike Kelly, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler and congressional candidate Sean Parnell on stage. He praised them all, and said Parnell has his “complete and total endorsement.” Parnell is running against Rep. Conor Lamb.
Pres. Trump also said he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court on Saturday at 5 p.m.
“We’re going to pick a great woman. … They’re all great, great scholars, great, brilliant people,” Trump said.
The president also discussed his law-and-order approach and touted his support for law enforcement.
“I just have such respect. But you have to let these great professionals do what they do best. It’s called law and order, we need law and order,” Pres. Trump said.
That message is why two sheriff’s wives say they are voting for President Trump in six weeks.
“We’re not only here to support President Trump, we’re here to support our husbands,” Sandra Caltagarone told KDKA’s Shelby Cassesse.
At the beginning of the rally, President Trump gave a shoutout to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“Great quarterback. … He’s a good man,” Trump said.
— Shelby Cassesse (@ShelbyCassesse) September 23, 2020
Crowds started filing in to hear the president speak after 4 p.m. There were chairs and bleacher seats for thousands of supporters, more than the 100 people Allegheny County currently allows at outdoor gatherings.
A county spokesperson said the enforcement team will review any complaints and determine the appropriate action. KDKA talked to Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerlad about why the county allowed the event to happen if it goes against rules.
“You think he’s gonna listen to me? He doesn’t listen to the courts,” Fitzgerald said. “He gets subpoenas he ignores. He doesn’t listen to the court, he doesn’t listen to Congress. One thing after another, he doesn’t play by the rules.”