The Latest: President Trump speaks in Hershey


HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — The latest on President Trump’s rally in Hershey:

8:40 p.m.

“We are going to keep winning,” the president said before concluding. He promised, “the best is yet to come.”


8:34 p.m.

“We’ve cut more regulations than any president in the history of our country,” Trump claims.


8:31 p.m.

The president is addressing healthcare.

“Republicans will defend your sacred right to choose your doctor,” Trump said. “We will strongly protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”


8:19 p.m.

Trump reaffirmed his stance on immigration, saying ICE “are incredible people, they’re patriots and they’re tough.”

This followed his accusation of migrants that are “out of jails and directly onto your streets. Where they are free to offend, where they are free to kill, where they are free to rape.”


8:10 p.m.

The president claims that in only three years, the median household income has risen under his tenure by almost $10,000. He says this has led to the success the economy has seen.

He also claims that wages for low-income earners have risen by 10 percent as well.


8:02 p.m.

Trump says all of ISIS’ caliphate has been claimed with thousands of ISIS prisoners in custody. Trump also claims that Obama had done nothing but get “[his] ass kicked.”


7:59 p.m.

Trump says wages and jobs are up, he also says a new record was set today with almost 160 million people working.

The president then pivoted the topic back to the impeachment inquiry, calling Adam Schiff a “crooked bastard” for not affirming a lack of pressure to the Ukranian government in military aid.


7:55 p.m.

The president denies his connections with Russia. “Russia? What the hell do I have to do with Russia?” he asked.

Trump says contrary to claims he was elected with Russian support, “Russia wishes that Hillary Clinton won.”


7:48 p.m.

Trump has addressed the articles of impeachment unveiled earlier Tuesday. He says that nothing that was drafted is considered an actual crime. “The lightest, the weakest impeachment,” he said. “This is impeachment lite.”

“They’re impeaching me and there are no crimes,” Trump said.

The president claims the impeachment process is baseless and Democrats are using it to win the election, calling them the “radical left Democrats.”


7:45 p.m.

The president says it has been tough on his family but this is his job and he does it. Trump says a “regular president” would have quit under the pressure he faced. He says, regardless of the pressure, his administration is cleaning up the ‘swamp.’


7:39 p.m.

Trump says issues regarding investigations harken back to the Obama administration and how the FBI, under the former president’s tenure, had spied on his campaign through ‘secret warrants’ paid for by Hillary Clinton.

“They spied on our campaign, okay? They spied. Never happened before in the history of our country,” the president insisted.


7:37 p.m.

Trump addressed the IG report on the Russia probe and the findings it yielded. The report said, though the investigation was flawed, it was warranted. He called it “scandalous and unprecedented abuses of power.”


7:25 p.m.

Trump claims Pennsylvania is having the “single best year [it’s] had in the history of our country.” He also says the unemployment rate for the state reached an all-time low.

7:21 p.m.

The president has taken the stage in Hershey.


7:14 p.m.

“President Trump is the most pro-life president in American history,” Pence claims.


7:06 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence has taken the stage to greet the boisterous crowd in Hershey. He cheered the crowd on, asking for an additional four years of the Trump administration.


6:29 p.m.

President Trump has touched down in the Midstate and is making his way to Giant Center.


4:18 p.m.

The crowd inside Giant Center is rowdy in anticipation for President Trump, who is expected to discuss the articles of impeachment unveiled Tuesday.


12:45 p.m.

A large crowd of supporters gathered Tuesday morning outside Giant Center hours before a campaign stop by President Donald Trump.

People started lining up early in the morning for a chance at a free ticket. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the rally with Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Trump and Pence are expected to make several campaign visits to Pennsylvania before the 2020 election.

President Trump is expected to arrive at Harrisburg International Airport at 6:05 p.m. The route of his motorcade to Giant Center has not been announced.

Parking at Giant Center is $10. As a security measure, umbrellas are not allowed inside the venue.

ABC27 will have team coverage of the president’s visit and stream his speech live from our Digital Now Center.

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