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Trump To Headline Shale Conference In Pittsburgh

President Donald Trump is returning to Western Pennsylvania on Wednesday to provide the keynote address at the annual Shale Insight Conference. This will be Trump’s second visit to the region in recent months. 

Trump’s address in Pittsburgh will detail his record of promoting domestic energy production and removing permitting constraints, a White House official told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He will also claim that under his administration that the United States has become the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world. 

This will be Trump’s second appearance at the conference; he delivered the closing remarks in 2016 while he was a candidate for President. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is also slated to be one of the featured speakers for the conference, according to the event’s website.

This event, like his trip to a Beaver County ethane cracker plant in August, is being billed as an official White House visit, although his previous address included swipes at Democratic political rivals.

Since Trump’s previous visit in the keystone state, the PAGOP unanimously endorsed his 2020 reelection bid

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party criticized Trump over a number of policies, in which they believe are harmful to the state ahead of his visit to Pittsburgh.

“The people of Pennsylvania are no longer fooled by Trump’s broken promises and outright lies,” said PA Democratic Party Executive Director Sinceré Harris. “His economic policies have been disastrous for Pennsylvania’s farmers and middle class families. People are waking up to these facts. Confidence in the Trump economy has eroded. And when it comes to issues like protecting health care for everyone, giving working families a raise, and investing in affordable education, Pennsylvanians know Democrats will be the ones to have their backs and fight for them – not just offer empty, divisive rhetoric and fight for tax cuts for the rich like Donald Trump.”

The Pennsylvania Republican Party did not immediately respond for comment.

Next week is shaping up to include visits from various influential figures in both parties in Pennsylvania. The Times Leader is reporting that Vice President Mike Pence will be in the Scranton area on Oct. 21, while former Vice President Joe Biden will be visiting Northeast PA on Oct. 22, just days after receiving endorsements from various Lackawanna and Luzerne County elected officials. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is also set to hold fundraisers in Philadelphia on Oct. 20

3 Responses

  1. trump has stiffed many cities on the security costs they incurred for his rallies. this visit is a private campaign event designed to curry favor and contributions from the oil and gas crew. who’s paying the bill for the additional police and security needed for this appearance ? will the city go after trump for unpaid security expenses when he stiffs us like he did to minneapolis ? too bad it’s too late for the city of pgh. to pass an ordinance denying a rally permit to any person including candidates) who after 90 days has refused to pay rally security expenses in any other US city…..

  2. Trump the Liar campaigns on the public dime everywhere he goes. Energy policy is just an excuse to get public funding of his travel.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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