Trump To Visit The Lehigh Valley on Thursday

President Donald Trump will visit a medical equipment distributor in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday.

A White House spokesperson confirmed the visit on Monday night to the Allentown Morning Call, saying that Trump will be heading to an Upper Macungie Township medical equipment distribution center, where he’s expected to talk about coronavirus testing and the equipment needed to combat the pandemic.

Trump sent out a tweet on Tuesday morning saying that he’s “looking forward” to the visit in Pennsylvania. 

 

 

On Monday, Trump shot out a tweet pinpointing Pennsylvania and criticizing Democrats for their response to COVID-19. 

“The great people of Pennsylvania want their freedom now, and they are fully aware of what that entails. The Democrats are moving slowly, all over the USA, for political purposes. They would wait until November 3rd if it were up to them. Don’t play politics. Be safe, move quickly!,” Trump said in the tweet

Gov. Tom Wolf responded to Trump’s tweet in a news conference on Monday saying that he’s reopening the state in a “measured way.” 

“I don’t know how you stay safe and move quickly,” Wolf said, according to the Morning Call, adding that “the irresponsible thing to do … is to just willy-nilly go off and pretend that we can wave a magic wand and go back into business and suspend the reality to this virus that’s surrounding us.”

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee both issued statements criticizing Trump’s response to COVID-19.

“Over 3,700 Pennsylvanians have lost their lives, but Donald Trump is still more interested in politics than public safety — that’s why his Administration has yet to get this virus under control,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Andres Anzola. “Instead of putting workers at risk with premature victory laps, the President should do his job and get Pennsylvanians the PPE and tests we need.”

The DNC shared a similar message and called Trump’s visit a “cheap political stunt.”

Wolf has mainly received high marks for his response to COVID-19, while Pennsylvanians have remained split on Trump’s response to the pandemic

Trump’s most recent visit to the Keystone State was in March when he participated in a Fox News Town Hall in Scranton. The Morning Call reports that Trump’s visit to on Thursday will be his first to the Lehigh Valley since being elected president. 

Dr. Jill Biden is campaigning on behalf of former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign on Tuesday through multiple virtual events in PA.

PoliticsPA is seeking comment from the Pennsylvania Republican Party on Trump’s upcoming visit.

This story was updated to include a comment from the PA Democratic Party, the DNC, and to note that Dr. Jill Biden is virtually campaigning in PA on Tuesday. 

May 12th, 2020 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 13 Comments

13 thoughts on “Trump To Visit The Lehigh Valley on Thursday”

  1. Terry says:

    President Trump has consistently gotten ahead of this so called covid19 by keeping our needs taken care of. If you look at facts instead of demo rhetoric you will see that he has our best interests at heart. He has not only had 3 1/2 years of demo bs trying to unseat him but he accomplished much. The demo agenda is to keep propagandize the news against him and now it is finally coming to the surface. The coup that they tried is now being brought to our attention.

  2. Terry says:

    If this is your version of freedom, i want no part of it. The tyrannical gov and his agenda is to keep us behind doors until after election day to garner more support for the demos base.

  3. Freedom Fighter says:

    See the demonuts are still alive. Which demonut is destroying the state at THIS time. Gee could it be the dictator wolf. Demonuts have no CLUE

  4. David Diano says:

    “The great people of Pennsylvania want their freedom now”
    … but we have to wait until November to kick Trump out of office.

    1. Terry says:

      If this is your version of freedom, i want no part of it. The tyrannical gov and his agenda is to keep us behind doors until after election day to garner more support for the demos base.

      1. David Diano says:

        Terry-

        He’s trying to keep you safe, and people safe from you.

        Grow up.

  5. dave woods says:

    Will he be bringing enough tests for everyone, or just Himself? So much for Test – Trace – Isolate. The King of Chaos brings Death and Economic Destruction with his Delusional Denials and Delays.
    God help us.
    Is it November yet??

    1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

      Try to survive until November. I want to see Trump LOSE in a tidal wave of votes.

      1. Terry says:

        If Pennsylvanians are smart, they will reelect him to continue to bring our country back to normalcy. He has taken the deep dark state to task and is slowly getting rid of them. Socialism is the path to communism and i fought against that form of gov. My children and grandchildren do not deserve to pay the debt that the moronic demos in congress want to add more to. The past admin more than doubled the debt we now owe. Wake up Pennsylvanians,we need to get out from under this demo leadership that is destroying our country.

        1. David Diano says:

          Normalcy?

          85,000 dead in a few months is the normal you want?

  6. Republican Freeloader says:

    Will Donnie be wearing a mask? Will he tout his clorox and lysol cocktail as a vaccine?

    1. Mark D. says:

      Well he won’t have his handlers to translate what he says to something sane. He’s more likely to wear his diaper than a mask.

  7. SuckUp says:

    Barletta will show up to kiss up publicly even though he tells everyone privately that Trump is the reason he lost the senate bid—lazy Lou loves to blame everyone but himself.

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