Trump To Visit Old Forge on Thursday

President Donald Trump will return to the Keystone State on Thursday to visit Old Forge. 

According to a release from the Trump campaign, the president plans to deliver remarks on a “half century of Joe Biden failing America,” at Mariotti Building Products facility just outside of Scranton, where the former VP was born and raised until he was about 10 years old

Trump’s address is also slated to take place just hours before former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepts the presidential nomination from the Democratic Party. 

The Trump campaign said in a statement that Biden’s “socialist agenda” would hurt families in the state.

“Joe Biden is hiding and taking voters for granted but the Trump campaign won’t make the same mistake,” said Samantha Zager, Deputy National Press Secretary for the Trump campaign. “Biden’s socialist agenda would kill jobs and hurt families in the Keystone State, which is exactly why he won’t confront voters in his hometown. President Trump has a record of success to point to in Pennsylvania, and voters in the state will reelect him this November as a result.”

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued a statement on Wednesday when it was first reported that the president would be holding an event in the region, criticizing Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare, and the economy. 

“Instead of coming to Pennsylvania and campaigning next Thursday evening, Donald Trump should do what he does best–sit on his couch and watch TV,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair Nancy Patton Mills. “If he turns on the Democratic National Convention, he’ll see the hard-working Americans who’ve been hurt by his disastrous leadership on the coronavirus, his broken promises on health care and his failed economic recovery. And on Thursday, he’ll see a presidential candidate who will truly fulfill America’s promise, who fills Pennsylvania families with hope, and who will take Trump’s seat on Air Force One next January.”

This will be Trump’s first in-person visit to the state since mid-May when he spoke for 30 minutes at a medical equipment distribution center in the Lehigh Valley. Trump’s last virtual visit to the state was on August 2, when he held a tele-rally that attempted to paint Biden as a “radical Democrat,” and leveled a series of attacks on the Democratic presidential presumptive nominee from their differences on the energy industry and questioning if the former VP, a Scranton native, is really a “Pennsylvanian.” 

Trump also floated last week accepting the RNC presidential nomination on the final night of the convention in either the Great Battlefield of Gettysburg or at the White House in Washington D.C.

Vice President Mike Pence has made several visits to the state over the past few months, with his most recent trip being in late July headlining a “Cops for Trump” event in Westmoreland County and leading a conversation on America’s economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic in Somerset County. 

Biden’s most recent visit to the state was in early July in Lackawanna County to discuss his economic agenda following the coronavirus pandemic.

Recent polling indicates that Biden has the edge over Trump in the state. The Real Clear Politics average shows Biden besting Trump by 6.4 points in Pennsylvania.

This story was updated with a comment from the Trump campaign. 

August 15th, 2020 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 33 Comments

33 thoughts on “Trump To Visit Old Forge on Thursday”

  1. Beka says:

    My neighbors Trump sign was stolen. You do not have the moral highground, in sign snatching, or when it comes to your parties stated policies. They dont even hide there blatant hate for American freedoms and capitalism! Socialist economy and healthcare! And if not socialist, communism will do. Look at the riots. People will die, have already died because of decades of Democratic mishandling in major cities. People who dont get protests but whose lives mattered just as much, as the names the media propagates. But becase they died due to Democratic hands, we dont remember their names.
    Biden’s platform will utterly destroy America. ruin our economy for the poor and the wealthy, will push poverty onto more families, futher abortion funding and the abortion industry, destroy our police… Biden will likely not be leading at that point, due to his health, but his puppeteers are ready and waiting.

  2. Proud Boy says:

    Trump was a joke . I mean come on man , he thought we are friends , best bud’s. Are you kidding me . Man this dude could really f—k everything we stand for. He’s out of it .

    1. PBL says:

      The joke is on the Democrats who are filled with hate and envy because they had 8 years and squandered their moment with partisan politics in the form of character assassinations, fascist style propaganda campaigns and deflecting all responsibility for their actions. President Trump has accomplished more than most administrations have domestically and certainly more than Obama. His Foreign Policy successes are best shown by keeping us out of conflict and culminating with soon to be a string of Arab States signing Peace Agreements with Israel starting with the UAE.

  3. Barry Obimbo says:

    Joe was a joke . I mean come on man , he thought we are friends , best bud’s. Are you kidding me . Man this dude could really f—k everything we stand for. He’s out of it .

  4. The Huckabeast says:

    Interesting that Trumpers are vandalizing Biden signs all over the rural areas of the state. Sad what that orange idiot has brought to our country. What a downfall our country has seen in the last 4 years.

    1. Proud Boy says:

      We also like to pick on Biden supporters . You should see them run when we show up .

  5. Joe Bin Hiden says:

    Trump probably has Covid , it’s effecting his cognitive thinking . Even Pence said ” Donald can
    f__k up everything ” . Donald’s a walking zombie , he won’t
    last , he’s face looks waxy , just like your grandpas right before he passed away.

    Biden in s landslide ! It’s over unless you have a low iq
    and think Trump has what it takes .

    MAGA is for racists

  6. Joe Bin Hiden says:

    Pence’s wife called Trump a White racists at the debates ! She said ” I was that little girl Donald want to sit in the back of the bus “.. Donald said “bus ? man I marched at all the civil rights marches”. Turns out Donald never marched . Look it up , another lie . Donald’s up to 25,000 lies . MAGA is for racists !

  7. Joe Bin Hiden says:

    Harris called Biden a White racists at the debates ! She said ” I was that little girl Joe want to sit in the back of the bus “.. Joe said “bus ? man I marched at all the civil rights marches”. Turns out Joe never marched . Look it up , another lie . Joe’s up to 25,000 lies . MAGA !

    1. Joe Bin Hiden says:

      I made this up, much like everything Trump says

      1. Proud Boy says:

        Have some more meth

  8. Joe Bin Hiden says:

    Joe has Covid , it’s effecting his cognitive thinking . Even Barry Obama said ” Joe can
    f__k up everything ” . Joe’s a walking zombie , he won’t
    last , he’s face looks waxy , just like your grandpas right before he passed away.

    Trump in s landslide ! It’s over unless you have a low iq
    and think Biden has what it takes .

  9. Joe Bin Hiden says:

    Covid is very scary. My neighbors kids got sick and they were just playing in the streets. Like Al Greene said ” we can’t beat Biden so we have to invent stuff up ” . The only people that aren’t sick are the healthy people taking serious precautions like staying away from others and wearing a mask. Democrats are right!
    I’d be willing to sacrifice my family and thin the herd , but either way make sure to vote for the best candidate for President – Joe Biden, as Donald J Trump is the worst we’ve had ! Real men don’t vote though.

  10. Joe Bin Hiden says:

    Covid is fake . Kids are dropping over in the streets and neither are the neighbors . Like Al Greene said ” we can’t beat Trump so we have to invent stuff up ” . The only people that die are unhealthy people
    like the Democrats . Thin the herd , vote for the best President we have ever had Donald J Trump ! Real men vote at the booth .

    1. Joe Bin Hiden says:

      I’m sorry mom. I hate because step dad molested me.

  11. Joe from Bloomsburg says:

    It will be interesting to see how Pennsylvania pans out this year. I’ve personally have been wavering between Trump and Biden all year – voted Gary Johnson in ’16 and Senator Casey (but NOT Wolf in ’18 and am glad I didn’t).

    I’m of the mind that I feel like voting GOP down ballot — but was wavering on US House & President. Basically if the election were held January to about mid March – strongly for Biden…. Mid March to June 1 very much for Trump….. June 1 until the Kamala Harris selection lean Biden …. but now leaning Trump since Biden selected Harris. At least he didn’t select Gretchen Whitmer or Bernie, I suppose.

    Am sure to change my mind a few more times to the election!

    Either way — both candidates have some stuff I don’t like about them. Both do though have the potential to do good.

    We’ll see.

    1. truth says:

      You’re one wishy-washy bitch. Biden sucks, Trump is amazing. MAGA

  12. Rachel Carson says:

    Mr. Trump should visit the Old Forge Borehole while he’s there and see the legacy of coal mining in Pennsylvania. See the vibrant Lackawanna River turn orange and dead and follow it all the way down to the Susquehanna where it is visibly orange until at least Pittston.

  13. Joe Bin Haden says:

    Biden is going to kick Trump’s ass

  14. Joe Bin Hiden says:

    Joe said he worked in the coal mines when he was 10 years old . He’s off the rails again . Trump 2020 !

    1. Joe Bin Haden says:

      Joking. Biden is the best!

  15. ReallyUltimateGulagThe Sequel says:

    I love Trump. Biden is hated in the Scranton area and he always downplayed up his Scranton ties. Biden spoke at St Patrick’s Day function in Scranton during his Vice Pres tenure and was booed. As of this moment, Trump will do very well in Scranton and Cartwright will be flushed away with him. Trump will benefit from a disappointed people in Scranton now deprived of their yearly reindeer games. This is a religious experience. Big 10 cancelling football is not good for Biden. It goes back to masturbation. Pa is a not state that wants the feds involvement at anytime. The voters will express their pleasure at the ballot box and this is good for Republicans.

    1. Howard Wolowitz says:

      Congratulations!! You win 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the biggest B.S. post of the week!

      1. Joe Bin Hiden says:

        Joe said if you ain’t voting for him , you ain’t from Scranton . Joe’s off the rails . Popcorn was from Scranton , he was a bad dude , ahhhhhaaaahaaaaaaa !

        Trump 2020 !

        1. G-Max-"I wish her Well says:

          trump said it was a hoax!! 170,000 dead, bunker boy off the reservation!

          1. Joe Bin Hiden says:

            95% of all positive cases are fine , 75% of all deaths are in old folks homes . Out of all the deaths , the real cause was not Covid but rather an underline illness . Millions of America s are fat and unhealthy .
            The Flu was worse . Go back sucking your thumb . It’s over blown

          2. Howard Wolowitz says:

            Go visit a nursing that’s infected and let us know how you feel when you test positive.

          3. Joe Bin Haden says:

            My dad died from covid, but you don’t me crying. Who cares about old people?

        2. G-Max "I wish her Well " says:

          4% of the worlds population –25% of the worlds cases —some hoax– record temps in Pa all summer — virus didn’t “just disappear !
          4 times more dead in 5 months than in 15 years of the Viet Nam War– maga !!

  16. ReallyUltimateGulagThe Sequel says:

    Trump has nothing to lose going to Old Forge. It’s a good idea. Biden is beloved in the Scranton area and he always played up his Scranton ties. Biden spoke at St Patrick’s Day function in Scranton during his Vice Pres tenure. As of this moment, Biden will do very well in Scranton and sweep Cartwright with him into another term. Biden could benefit from a disappointed PSU fan base in Scranton now deprived of their yearly Penn State Nittany Lion Football games.This is a religious experience to go to University Park and tailgate and get caught up in that college football environment. Big 10 cancelling football is not good for Trump. It goes back to mishandling covid. Pa is a state that welcomes the feds leadership during crisis. The voters will express their displeasure at the ballot box about mishandling covid this November. This is not good for Republicans.

    1. ReallyUltimateGulagThe Sequel says:

      I was molested by my mom as a child

      1. Joe Bin Hiden says:

        ^^^^^ Fake poster .

        1. Joe Bin Haden says:

          I’m sorry mom, but I’m gay.

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