By Nick Baum
Trump had a rally in western Pennsylvania last night, and drew in both strong support and strong criticism from both sides of the aisle. The speech, lasting about an hour and a half, was said to have been almost completely improv, with CNN reporting that Trump only spent five minutes reading the script, and that he spent a good portion of the rally talking about other politicians.
The rally was held west of Pittsburgh, and was in support rep. Rick Saccone, whom is running for congress in that district ahead of a special election. This is viewed as a very important race for the Republicans as the congressional district has played a major role in the steel industry, housing many blue collar jobs.
The details in the speech that Trump went over included talking about the new tariffs introduced on steel and aluminum, North Korea, and conservative issues and stances. He also spent some of the speech calling out different Democrats, including saying Rep. Maxine Waters has “a very low IQ” and saying that NBC host Chuck Todd has “sleepy eyes”. The district in which the special election is occurring went to Trump by twenty points, and is easily projected to go to Rep. Saccone.
Sources: CNN, NBC