Crowd awaits Trump rally in Wilkes-Barre

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A large crowd of people lined up early for President Donald Trump’s visit to northeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday.

The President is campaigning for Republican congressman Lou Barletta, who is challenging Bob Casey for his Senate seat.

Even as a steady rain came down, Trump supporters waited in line, holding umbrellas and even chairs over their heads, hours before the doors opened at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre.

“We’re conservatives. We’re not snowflakes. We won’t melt,” said Thomas Robinson, of Pittston.

“There’s days I literally cry over what that man has to go through. He’s tireless. He works every single minute of every day to make life for us better” said Carol Banewicz, of Cortland, New York.

Supporters hope Trump talks about immigration and the economy.

“He supports the United States armed forces. I love that. He supports the police departments, ICE, law enforcement agents that make us a civilization,” Allen Rupert of Mayfield said.

“I listen to every one of his rallies, every one of them. There’s no time to collude with Russia,” said Virginia Guanci, of New Jersey.

Trump’s visit comes one day after he tweeted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Many of the people in the crowd agree with him.

“You’re supposed to stand up for the President of the United States, not knock him down. If you don’t want him in there four years from now, vote him out, but give the President a chance,” said John Kirsch, of Avis.

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