MONTOURSVILLE, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Just 72 hours from Election Day, President Trump concluded a busy day in the commonwealth with a stop at Williamsport Regional Airport, speaking to hundreds of supporters in a county he won nearly 70% of the vote in 2016.
“I support President Trump 100% all the way. President Trump has kept his promises. Promisess made, promises kept. In this world today that is what we need,” said Brian Swisher, Montoursville.
Top of mind for the president at the rally was protecting natural gas and union jobs for Pennsylvanians. The president, announcing new safeguards for those industries, too.
“But today I signed an order, just now on the plane. To strongly protect your state’s energy and fracking industry. I just signed it,” said Trump.
It’s a message his supporters fully embrace.
“Keep our jobs. You cannot kill fracking in this state, you cannot do it. You’re gonna look at all these people and all these people are gonna have something to lose if they take fracking away. Energy independence is huge in Pennsylvania,” said Heather Coleman, Williamsport.
But prominent Democrats disagree. Lycoming County Democratic Chair Morgan Allyn says our country faces a leadership void one only former Vice President Joe Biden can fill.
“Biden will listen to scientists. He will listen to experts. He knows how to lead where Trump has proven he doesn’t have a clue how to lead a country, let alone a business,” said Morgan Allyn, Chair, Lycoming County Democratic Party.
But on this chilly Halloween evening, confidence high for the president and his supporters.