In the wake of the Democratic Party announcing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president held a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Despite the partisan attempt to remove Trump from office, he is as popular as ever, as the Giant Arena was filled to capacity for Tuesday night’s event, with a strong overflow crowd, according to The Patriot-News.
While it’s difficult to ascertain exactly what was being discussed from a four-second clip, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur was captured in a video clip shared on social media saying “it’s one of the biggest rallies I’ve seen.”
Katy Tur on tonights Trump rally: “One of the biggest I’ve ever seen”pic.twitter.com/TzHqey71l3
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) December 11, 2019
That’s the same interpretation former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka came away with, as he informed the reporter she has 328 days remaining to get on the Trump Train.
Bet that hurt @KatyTurNBC.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) December 11, 2019
One thing is certain, the enthusiasm on display Tuesday night was through the roof, as the president’s supports were not dissuaded by Democrats and what many see as an attempted coup to overthrow Trump.
Enthusiastic crowd at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA!
Gonna be a great rally! pic.twitter.com/nElVlLmQWo
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) December 11, 2019
Absolute PANDEMONIUM when @VP Pence intros President @realDonaldTrump tonight in Hershey, PA! #HersheyRally #Trump2020 #MAGA #LeadRight #KeepAmericaGreat #TrumpRally@TeamTrump @DanScavino @GOP @mfreckletonGOP pic.twitter.com/jbmgCPP9cw
— ??Bobby Walker?? (@RealBobbyWalker) December 11, 2019
The Patriot-News featured Timothy Florio, who drove for an hour to attend the rally with his family, to include his son, a US Marine just home from deployment, who he was hoping would get to see Trump speak.
Getting in line at 3 p.m. for the evening rally, the family did not make it in.
“He has a tremendous amount of support in Pennsylvania,” Florio said of President Trump.
— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) December 11, 2019
Polling supports that assessment, as a Firehouse/Optimus December Battleground State Poll attests.
With the partisan impeachment ploy moving head, Trump is doing very well against the leading Democratic contenders.
Trump 45% (+4)
Trump 46% (+5)
Trump 46% (+6)
Trump 47% (+7)
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) December 9, 2019
And Pennsylvania is not the only battleground state where Trump is holding strong.
“As the race currently stands, President Trump is in the lead in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in hypothetical match-ups against former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg,” Firehouse Strategies reported.
NBC News was on hand at the Trump rally to see how the president’s supporters were responding to the news that Pelosi and Co. filed articles of impeachment.
“You can see how upset I am,” one woman said. “I’m telling you right now there are people out here that are so enraged. We are so fed up, and so, of course, we’re going to be stronger even coming back to vote for President Trump again.”
In the end, with the Senate unlikely to convict Trump, it appears that the American voters will indeed have the final say on the president’s political future.
As it should be.
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