WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The rainy weather didn’t stop people from attending the Save America Rally in Greensburg Friday night where former President Donald Trump rallied his supporters around Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Throughout the evening, Trump spoke to a waterlogged crowd addressing a wide range of issues he says the country is facing and touted the success of other candidates he’s endorsed so far.
“You’re going to send Dr. Oz to fight for you in the U.S. Senate,” Trump said. “The midterms are coming. You know we’re going through the primaries right now. So far the numbers we are putting up are incredible and I take that with great pride because when we endorse them, it’s not me, WE are endorsing these people, not me.”
While he says “WE,” some in the crowd are not fully on board with the former president’s endorsement of Oz citing mistrust in his values.
“He is not forthright with us,” M.J. Costello of Pittsburgh said. “Yesterday he was asked a pro-life question. He did not have a good answer. He was asked a second amendment question and he talked about turkey hunting with his son. I mean, those are the kind of things we can’t accept. We are not negotiable with our bible, our constitution, our pro-life and our guns.”
During the rally, Oz made the case that former President Trump made this choice carefully saying he is the one to continue the America First Agenda.
“President Trump endorsed me because he said I am smart, tough and I will never let you down. Yeah I’m smart, but am I tough? That’s the question,” Oz said. “He knew it because he checked it out. He did his homework and he wrote that announcement himself. Because I am smart, because I am tough as nails and I’ll never let you down.”
Following President Trump’s endorsement or not, it’s ultimately up to the voters in a race that has all eyes on Pennsylvania.
ORIGINAL STORY — Former President Donald Trump took the stage during Friday’s Save America Rally in Greensburg to motivate a large crowd of Republican voters and to garner support for Mehmet Oz, candidate for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat.
The rally featured many notable guest speakers and raised several key issues by advancing what the Save America PAC calls the Make America Great Again (MAGA) agenda. The 45th President began delivering remarks shortly after 8 p.m. at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds at 123 Blue Ribbon Lane.
Here are some important details about the event:
Who spoke at the rally?
While President Trump headlined the rally, he was joined by members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation and visitors from outside the state.
Along side Dr. Oz, the Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate in Ohio J.D. Vance addressed Pennsylvania voters. Pennsylvania Congressman Dr. John Joyce, and Mike Lindell, the creator of My Pillow, also made an appearance.
Additionally, the following also spoke during the rally:
- Rep. Mike Kelly, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District
- Jim Bognet, Candidate for U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District
- Rep. Alex Mooney, U.s. Representative for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District
- Dinesh D’Souza, Director of 2,000 Mules
The weather for Friday’s rally was not ideal, but there was a lull in the rain just in time for the main speech. While there was threat of rain and thunderstorms for the morning and afternoon hours, the weather became lighter and intermittent in time for the scheduled start of the speakers.
8:00 a.m. – Parking and Line Opens
1:00 p.m. – Screening of 2,000 Mules
3:00 p.m. – Doors Open and Entertainment Begins
5:00 p.m. – Pre-program Speakers Deliver Remarks
8:00 p.m. – 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks